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How does it work?
To report an incident of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact, you can speak with the Title IX Coordinator or any Required Reporter at the University, who will then notify the Title IX Coordinator.
You can first save info about what happened in Callisto and bring the downloaded PDF with you to help you make a report in-person. Learn more about Using Callisto.
By reporting the incident to Oregon, you can be connected to a number of support options available on campus, including help with academic problems, class schedules, financial aid, housing arrangements, transportation, and assistance in receiving health and counseling services. You are NOT required to provide additional information about the incident or participate in a university investigation in order to receive services. Oregon’s primary goal is to help, and they will always respect your decision to share, or not share, any aspect of your situation.
If you report information to a university employee designated confidential, that employee does not have an obligation to report the information to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. To provide accommodation(s) requested by the survivor, confidential employees may need to share limited information with those involved with implementing the accommodation(s).
When a required reporter receives information about an incident, the employee is required to share that information with Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and the university has a responsibility to investigate based on the information provided and take action to prevent its reoccurrence.
If the person who harmed you is not affiliated with the University of Oregon, the university’s response to the report of an incident will be focused primarily on providing services and accommodations to the survivor and addressing any potential safety issues on campus.
To learn more about who is a Required Reporter, visit prevention.uoregon.edu/resources.
To speak with someone confidentially, you can call 541-346-SAFE, or visit any of the following offices.Back to top
What happens after I report?
Reports of sexual assault or unwanted sexual can be made to the Title IX Coordinator. If you report to a University of Oregon “Required Reporter”, they will notify the Title IX Coordinator.
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The Title IX Coordinator will ask a confidential staff member from the Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services Program to contact you within two business days of your report to set up a meeting.
The purpose of this meeting is to offer you support, explain your options, and enact any interim measures that are needed, such as adjustments to housing arrangements or class schedules, no-contact orders, or anything else needed to make sure you’re safe.
During this meeting, you can let the staff member know how much or little involvement you would like moving forward. Specifically, you can request the following things:
- Your name not be shared with the respondent (perpetrator)
- No investigation is pursued
- No disciplinary action is taken
You can also choose to be involved in an investigation into what happened. Read on to learn more about what an investigation entails.Back to top
What is an investigation?
You can learn about the full investigation process on the University of Oregon website.
Subject to being notified of potential sexual misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator shall notify the Director. Reports can be made by contacting the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] or by calling (541) 346-SAFE. For information regarding confidential reporting options, please see https://safe.uoregon.edu/services.
As provided for in the institution’s discrimination and reporting policies, the University provides students who have experienced sexual misconduct and students who have witnessed sexual misconduct access to interim measures and confidential resources. These measures include, but are not limited to, counseling and health services, academic accommodations (such as class withdrawals, incomplete grades and alternative course completion), housing accommodations and other support services. The following links identify confidential resources, further explain options for reporting Sexual Misconduct to the university and to law enforcement, and details other services and interim measures provided by the university: https://safe.uoregon.edu/services and https://investigations.uoregon.edu/.
NOTE: Students have access to these interim measures and confidential resources regardless of whether or not a report is made to the university.
You may request that personally identifying information not be shared with the perpetrator, and/or that no investigation be pursued, and/or that no disciplinary action be taken. The Title IX Coordinator or designee will seek to honor your request(s) if it is possible to do so while also protecting the health and safety of you and the university community.
In instances where you request no action and the university can honor that request, the university will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request not to pursue an investigation. Generally this may include initiating a discussion with the perpetrator regarding the allegations and explaining the sexual misconduct policy. Where the university cannot pursue further investigation because you have requested confidentiality, it will pursue other steps to mitigate the effects of the alleged harassment or misconduct and prevent its recurrence to the extent that it can consistent with the request for confidentiality.
If it is not possible to honor your request for no action or confidentiality, the university will move forward with the process and you do not have to participate in the process. While you do not have to participate in the process, you can still exercise certain rights. For example, you have the right to access the Notice of Findings and may file an appeal. The university will not take disciplinary action against you for refusing to participate in the process.
The Investigation Process will proceed according to the following timeframes*:
- Fact-gathering investigation (35 days from date the Notice of Allegations are received by the parties);
- Posting and Review of the Record (the record shall be posted and made available to the parties 5 days after the close of Fact-gathering and shall be posted for the parties to review for 10 days prior to the Administrative Conference);
- Administrative Conference;
- Issuance of the Notice of Findings (within 10 days from the Administrative Conference);
- Issuance of the Sanctioning Decision if applicable (within 5 days of the Notice of Findings). These timeframes may be altered for good cause which may include school breaks, holidays and concurrent law enforcement processes.
*all days are Business Days unless stated otherwise.
View the Sexual Misconduct Policy for more detail about what an investigation entails.Back to top
Who is involved?
Reports of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact are directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Darci Heroy.
Only a few specially trained individuals will ever know that you reported to the university and their primary goal will be to help provide support and services to you. Students 18 years or older are protected by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), which means that we cannot disclose information about your report to your family or friends without your written consent.
You will not have to interact with the perpetrator. You will be interviewed separately as part of the investigation. However, if you choose to pursue informal resolution, you may have to interact with the perpetrator.Back to top