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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/are the person(s) affected a group or a person? Is it faculty, staff, student, or other? What is the location of the incident?
  2. When appropriate, we initiate the UNH Bias Response Protocol (BRP) and provide the report to offices designated as first "responders" under the BRP.
  3. When appropriate, we provide a report to the responsible offices. These include the Dean of Students, UNH and Durham Police, Office of Community Standards, Residential Life, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).
  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 offender, 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 UNH policies: Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, and UNH Harassment, Discrimination and Bias Violence Resources; 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(s) is/are a student(s), we ask if the Complainant(s) want(s) a Residence Hall Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) staff member, or similar person notified.
  6. We determine to the extent of fact-finding up to a full investigation, and process the complaint in accordance with existing University policies.
  7. We respond by initiating appropriate action steps. If the Complainant self-identifies with contact information, we will consult with the Complainant as to what those action steps may be. For examples, go to "Examples of Responses and Action Steps," in the Bias Response Protocol.
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? Is it faculty, staff, student, or other? What is the location of the incident?
  2. We provide a report to responsible offices. These include the Dean of Students, UNH and Durham Police, and the Office of Community Standards.
In EVERY CASE:
  1. In following the Bias Response Protocol, we use the data as a part of the annual information collection. Statistics are posted to Blackboard.

 

 

 
 

 

University of New Hampshire
Affirmative Action and Equity Office
Thompson Hall 305, 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824-3547
Voice: 603-862-2930 . TTY: 603-862-1527 . Relay NH: 7-1-1 . Fax: 603-862-2936
affirmaction.equity@unh.edu