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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 reporting party, the following steps are taken:
  1. We send the Reporting Party an email to confirm receipt of their report. We offer the Reporting Party assistance in providing support and/or security from the alleged respondent (i.e. offender, stalker, etc.). When appropriate, we offer the Reporting Party Privileged Confidential Support Services such as Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS), Health & Wellness, Ordained Counselors, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  2. 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?
  3. When appropriate, we initiate the UNH Bias Response Protocol (BRP)and provide the report to offices designated as first "responders" under the BRP.
  4. When appropriate, we provide a report to the responsible offices. These include the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Associate Deans, UNH and Durham Police, Community Standards, Housing, Residential Life, Human Resources, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).
  5. We insure that the reporting party 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 Reporting Party(ies) is/are a student(s), we ask if the Reporting Party(ies) 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 a response (i.e. fact-finding up to a full investigation), and process the complaint in accordance with existing University policies and protocols.
  7. We respond by initiating appropriate action steps. If the Reporting Party self-identifies with contact information, we will consult with the Reporting Party 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. When appropriate, we provide a report to responsible offices. These include the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Associate Deans, UNH and Durham Police, Community Standards, Housing, Residential Life, Human Resources, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA).
In EVERY CASE:

In following the Bias Response Protocol, we use the data as a part of the annual information collection. The Bias and Hate Incident Reports reside in BOX. Reports can be accessed by current, active members of the UNH Community with a UNH account. Statistics are accessible through the Affirmative Action and Equity website http://www.unh.edu/affirmativeaction/bias-response-protocol-bias-and-hate-incident-reports.

reportit process flowchart

 

 
 

 

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