There are three reporting options at Southern Oregon University: an Anonymous Report, a Confidential Report and a Formal Report. Southern Oregon University’s Sexual Misconduct and Equal Opportunity Report Form offers both anonymous and confidential reporting. Anyone can also make a report to local law enforcement by calling 911 or visiting reportingoptions.org . Anyone making a report about bias and discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence can seek information or make a report confidentially. For more information about options for reporting, please visit the Campus Choice or Reporting Options pages.
Equity Grievance Panel Members
A group of specially trained SOU employees serve as Equity Grievance Panel Members. They serve on panels when there is a hearing related to any potential violations of the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (GEN.009). There is a yearly training that all Equity Grievance Panel Members complete. Equity Grievance Panel Members will also serve on appeal panels. For each hearing or appeal EGP members are selected by the Director of Equity Grievance/Title IX Coordinator. All EGP members as well as involved parties will have the opportunity to request a change of panelist if there is a conflict of interest for the EFP member.
Training for Equity Grievance Team Members
All members of the Equity Grievance team participate in yearly training and policy review led by the Director of Equity Grievance/Title IX Coordinator. In addition members of the Equity Team have participated in trainings from ATIXA.
Diversity and Equity Definitions
Learn more about some of the most common Diversity and Equity definitions. Find a collection of terms organized by definition category including Competencies, Identities, Harm and Impacts Definitions and Compliance Definitions.
Sexual Violence Prevention
Southern Oregon University’s Sexual Violence Prevention Committee provides multidimensional and multidisciplinary direct-action, education, and support as we cultivate a culture of consent. We are creating a campus where sexual violence is stopped before it has a chance to begin and where all voices are valued and respected.
Confidential and Process Advisors
SOU is able to provide confidential advising prior to a formal report being submitted. Advisors are here to provide you with all of the information and support available to you. You can speak to an advisor confidentially to learn about University Process, Law Enforcement, Community Based Supports, and Civil Remedies without formally making a report to the University.
If you have been named in an Equity Grievance report you will be a Process Advisor and they will help you navigate the process as well as address concerns related to academic standing or employment concerns.
To make a report about sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, bias or discrimination please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also make a report to any of these positions on campus:
- Accessibility and Selection of Instructional Materials
- Affirmative Action and Employment Opportunity
- Assistance (Service and Support) Animals
- Clery Act Policy Campus Safety and Security Reporting
- Conflict of Interest Specific to Consensual Relationships
- Disabled Veterans, Vietnam Era Veterans and Disabled Persons
- Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct