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The ReportIt Bias Response Process

 

The process begins when a report is submitted to the website. The information is then received and assessed by the Affirmative Action and Equity Office.

If the report provides CONTACT INFORMATION for the complainant, the following steps are taken:
  1. We evaluate the information that is submitted: is it misconduct? a crime? what kind of discrimination or harassment is it? Is the person(s) affected a group or a person? Is it faculty, staff, student, or other? What is the location of the incident?
  2. We provide a report to the responsible offices. These include the Senior Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Services, UNH and Durham Police, Conduct and Mediation, Residential Life, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).
  3. When appropriate, we initiate the UNH Bias Response Protocol.
  4. We send the complainant an email to confirm receipt of their complaint. We offer the complainant assistance in providing support and/or security from the assailant, stalker, etc. When appropriate, we offer the complainant Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) services.
  5. We insure that the complainant has access to policy and is able to set up an appointment to discuss their complaint. We inform the appropriate person in the supervisory chain and Human Resources in appropriate situations. We try to get written information, email information, data, and/or other documents. If the complainant is a student, we ask if he/she wants a Residence Hall Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) staff member, or similar person notified.
  6. We investigate and process the complaint in accordance with existing university policies.
If the report is ANONYMOUS, only the following steps are taken:
  1. We evaluate the information that was submitted. Is it misconduct? a crime? What kind of discrimination or harassment is it? Is/are the person(s) affected a group or a person? faculty, staff, student, or other? What is the location of the incident?
  2. We provide a report to responsible offices. These include the Senior Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Services, UNH and Durham Police, and Judicial and Mediation Programs.
In EVERY CASE:
  1. We use the data as a part of the annual information collection and also provide it to the President and others who need the information. These include (but are not limited to) the Office of Student Affairs (OMSA), Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARRP), President's Commissions, and administrators.

 

 

 
 

 

University of New Hampshire
Affirmative Action and Equity Office
Thompson Hall 305, 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824-3547
603-862-2930 voice . 603-862-1527 tty . 603-862-2936 fax
affirmaction.equity@unh.edu