Step 1: Report of a Complaint

If we are notified by management, Human Resources, Public Safety, or other offices, we will obtain basic information about the situation and, if necessary, arrange a time to meet to discuss the situation. If the notice comes from a member of management, we will advise the individual of the need to report the situation to other offices as deemed appropriate.


If we are notified anonymously or by someone other than a member of University management, we should obtain as much information as possible from the individual making the complaint. At minimum, we need to identify the nature of the caller’s concerns, the area where the potential misuse has occurred or the names of individuals believed to be involved, and obtain copies of any documentation that may be available.