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EOA is following OSU's COVID-19 response to deliver our services remotely whenever possible. We are committed to doing everything we can to continue supporting the community, while also doing our part to limit the spread. We encourage those seeking to contact us to email email@example.com, call 541-737-3556, or use the other contact methods on our website to reach a staff member.
Most Oregon State University (“university”) employees have an obligation to report incidents of sexual misconduct or discrimination. This policy describes the duties and the actions required of “responsible employees” in reporting such incidents, as well as the confidentiality the university will provide to those reporting such incidents.
Responsible employees must immediately report any allegation 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.
A responsible employee is required to immediately report any form of sexual misconduct or discrimination as defined above that:
Review the full policy for complete information, definitions, resources and tools.
1. Who are responsible employees and what are their responsibilities?
Most OSU employees, including faculty, are responsible employees unless otherwise specified. Responsible employees must immediately report any allegation of sexual misconduct or discrimination to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (“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.
2. Why are most employees considered responsible employees?
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.
3. What happens after an employee reports a concern to EOA?
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, Survivor Advocacy Resource Center, and Student Health Services).
4. If an employee reports a concern to EOA, does the student have to participate in any process?
5. If a student wishes to engage in EOA’s process, what happens?
6. Who is the Title IX Coordinator?
Kim Kirkland, Executive Director for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
541-737-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Where do I report concerns as a responsible employee?
8. What is the difference between the Title IX Coordinator and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access?
The Title IX Coordinator (Kim Kirkland) is also the Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.
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