Office of Civil Rights Compliance


455 Van Allen Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office of Civil Rights Compliance

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance coordinated the university's response to reports of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including dating/domestic violence, and stalking when those reports involve members of or visitors to the university community. Whatever your connection—whatever brings you to this website—you are not alone as you seek to address the problems you're facing. And we are here to assist.

Informed by federal regulations and best practices, the unit aims to ensure the university’s response is fair, equitable, and effectively stops problem behavior, prevents its recurrence, and remedies its effects. The office:

  • Provides a central place to report an incident
  • Works with campus community members as they navigate situations involving potential sexual harassment and sexual misconduct
  • Works with Complainants to ensure options for resolution are understood, so they can make an informed decision as to how to proceed
  • Provides referrals to campus and community resources for support, advice, and/or help to address safety concerns
  • Facilitates supportive measures to ensure equal access to university programs and activities is preserved or restored
  • Ensures members of the university’s Title IX team, which includes investigators, adjudicators, sanctioning decision-makers, appeal officers, and OIE TIXGE response coordinators are trained in their roles and responsibilities
  • Ensures compliance with Title IX and the university’s Title IX program
  • Keeps records to ensure patterns and climate issues are identified and addressed
  • Leads the UI Anti-Violence Coalition to ensure continuous improvement in policies, procedures, and prevention efforts

All of us play a vital role in making our campus a respectful and safe place to live, learn, and work. Visit the How to Help section of our website to identify steps you can take to make a difference. We welcome your involvement in our mission to foster a campus environment that promotes reporting and compassionate responses to sexual harassment and interpersonal violence.

UI 2022 NPRM Comments to DOE

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