Our Community Cares

All of us play a vital role in making our campus a respectful and safe place. If you have experienced sexual harassment and misconduct, including dating/domestic violence, or stalking, learn more about how we can help.

When a complaint of sexual harassment/misconduct is submitted to the Office of Civil Rights Compliance (OCRC), the reported behavior can fall under the domain of several University of Iowa policies. It is not unusual that someone might make a complaint or simply inquire about making a complaint without understanding the policies involved. Relevant policies may include:

Depending on the situation and the identities of the involved parties, one of the following procedures or guidelines may also guide the university's response:

Facilitating Supportive Measures

In coordination with the Office of Civil Rights Compliance (OCRC), faculty and staff across campus may be involved in implementing Supportive Measures on behalf of Complainants and Respondents. OCRC is responsible for ensuring such measures are provided when reasonably available. Once a supportive measure has been provided, please use this online form to confirm the action taken with OCRC.

Learn more about Supportive Measures in Section 4.8 of the Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.

Formal Grievance Process Supplemental Documents