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- About Us
- Affirmative Action
- Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
- Discrimination & Other Concerns
Most Oregon State University employees are considered "responsible employees" and have an obligation to report incidents of sexual misconduct or discrimination to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (“EOA”) when they become aware of or have reason to believe that a violation of University Policy 05-001 Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination has occurred. Responsible employees are not required to self-report incidents that have happened to them personally.
A responsible employee is required to immediately report any form of sexual misconduct or discrimination that:
Review the full policy for complete information, definitions, resources and tools.
Most OSU employees, including faculty, are responsible employees unless otherwise specified. Responsible employees must immediately report any allegation of sexual misconduct or discrimination to EOA when they become aware of or have reason to believe an incident has occurred. Responsible employees should not attempt to investigate the alleged incident. Instead, they are to simply refer all information to EOA.
Requiring employees to report allegations of sexual misconduct to EOA aligns with state law and university values. Required reporting to EOA takes the burden off of employees to know available on and off campus resources, rights, and applicable law.
EOA will reach out to the student via email and invite them in to discuss their concerns in further detail and refer them to campus resources (Counseling and Psychological Services, Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education, and Student Health Services).
No, students can choose to ignore communications from EOA inviting them into the office for further inquiry.
EOA will conduct an intake meeting with the student and explain both formal and informal processes as a path forward.
Becky Bangs, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, 541-737-3556, or report online.
The Title IX Coordinator is also the Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.
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