Indiana University South Bend is dedicated to creating a welcoming community whose mission is to educate and help people grow, develop, and learn. We can only do this in an open environment free from discrimination and harassment. That’s why IU has put into practice equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures that prohibit harassment or discrimination based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender (including sexual harassment), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
If you believe that you may have been treated unfairly due to an issue falling under the jurisdiction of the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence, bring the matter to the attention of the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Deputy Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence has been charged with investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment brought by students, faculty, staff, or visitors to the university. In general, complaints should be investigated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence on the campus where the complaint originated. However, complaints against the Chancellor of any campus will be investigated by the University Director of Institutional Equity on the Bloomington campus.
Our complaint procedures place a strong emphasis on resolving complaints informally in a fair, prompt, and confidential manner. If the issue isn't resolved, then formal procedures are available. The Director will discuss alternatives available to you. They range from informal off-the-record discussion to the filing of a formal complaint. The complaint process is carefully designed to respect the rights of all parties concerned.
Because these matters are of significant importance to the overall health of the campus, the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Deputy Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Chancellor. Do not hesitate to make use of the Office if the need should arise. Suggestions for improving IU South Bend Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence policies and procedures are welcomed; contact us at email@example.com.
For more information or to make a complaint on the IU South Bend campus:
Grievances not based on a protected class may be reviewed through IU Human Resources Grievance Procedures. Specific procedures for Sexual Misconduct are separately located here.