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Complaints and Grievances

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.

The Office of Affirmative Action has been charged with investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment brought by students, faculty, staff, or visitors to the university. 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.

In general, complaints should be investigated by the Affirmative Action Office on the campus where the complaint originated. However, complaints against the chancellor of any campus will be investigated by the University Affirmative Action Director on the Bloomington campus.

For more information or to make a complaint on the IU South Bend campus, contact:

Office of Affirmative Action
247A Administration Building
Phone: 574-520-4524

For filing complaints or finding supportive resources related to sexual violence or other misconduct by a student, contact Laura Whitney, Director of the office of Student Conduct at 574-520-5536 or lewhitne@iusb.edu

For filing complaints or finding supportive resources related to sexual violence or other miscounduct by faculty, staff, a vendor, or other party contact Jim Boger at 574-520-4398 or rjboger@iusb.edu