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Student Conduct

Complaints Involving Discrimination or Sexual or Racial Harassment

Because of the sensitivity of allegations concerning discrimination or sexual or racial harassment, a student may consult with the office of the campus affirmative action officer or the office of the dean of students concerning the advisability of making an informal complaint to the person involved in the complaint.

If the student decides to file a formal complaint, the student may follow the regular procedures that the university has established for handling allegations of misconduct. If the student decides to follow these procedures, the student may obtain assistance from the office of the campus affirmative action officer or the office of the dean of students in preparing and filing the complaint.

If the student decides to file a formal complaint, the student may also follow the procedures that the university has established for handling allegations involving discrimination and sexual or racial harassment.

The student may consult with the campus affirmative action officer or the dean of students concerning these procedures.

Under these procedures, the office of the campus affirmative action officer is required to assist the student in an effort to mediate and resolve the complaint against the person involved.

If the efforts to mediate and resolve the complaint under the procedures are unsuccessful, the student may then follow the regular procedures that the university has established for handling such complaints.

When a formal complaint involving discrimination or sexual or racial harassment is filed with the dean of students, the dean is required to send a copy of the complaint to the office of the campus affirmative action officer. The affirmative action officer is required to maintain a list of all complaints in accordance with applicable federal regulations.

When a student decides to follow these procedures and files a written complaint with the office of the campus affirmative action officer, the affirmative action officer is required to notify the dean of students concerning the complaint.

After June 1, 1997, complaints against faculty may not be handled under the procedures mentioned in this section until these procedures have been approved by the appropriate faculty governance body


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