Support and Options before Filing an Equity Report
It is important that you have the opportunity to talk with someone if you experienced equity discrimination or harassment or are uncertain if you have experienced it. We encourage you to have a conversation with a knowledgeable person who can help guide you in the reporting process and inform you of your options. You can do this by contacting the Office of Equity & Title IX directly to setup a meeting or ask specific questions. You DO NOT have to disclose full details or make a detailed report to hear options and seek support from the university.
Counselors in the Counseling Center and Chaplains are the only employees on campus that are confidential. This means that neither Counselors in the Counseling Center nor Chaplains have a duty to report incidents of equity discrimination or harassment.
The Director of Equity is the preferred first contact. The Office of Equity & Title IX is most familiar with the reporting process and your options. Almost all administrators, staff and faculty members at the University are considered “responsible employees,” with the notable exceptions of the Counseling Center Counselors and University Chaplains. Notice to any other employee of the University is official notice to the institution.
What happens when I file a report?
Reports submitted online are sent directly to The Office of Equity & Title IX.
Once the report is submitted, and depending on the detail of the information provided, the institution will take reasonable steps to investigate the matter, stop the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
Reports made to The Office of Equity & Title IX are treated like any other allegation of discrimination. In conjunction with other campus resources, The Office of Equity & Title IX strives to provide all parties with the support they need, including counseling and advocacy. The University takes steps to ensure that students are safe and not subject to further harassment or retaliation.
You can expect to have incidents of equity discrimination and harassment to be taken seriously by the institution when reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. Reporting means that only people who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses and the accused individual.
In most situations, the only person notified of the report is the Director of Equity for the University. The Director Equity will contact the reporting party within one business day of receiving the report to discuss support, resources, and options on how to move forward.
If you ask that no investigation or other action take place, the University will honor that request except in the unusual circumstance where the University determines that it cannot do so because of significant continuing concerns about campus safety or discrimination. In such event, the University will seek to minimize the amount of information disclosed and will advise you that we are unable to honor your request(s).
For the University to be able to take action, including providing resources and accommodation to you and initiating an investigation, you can contact The Office of Equity & Title IX, file a report online, you can also notify Student Affairs staff, and reports can also be filed with Public Safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 909-748-8888.
You may choose to go directly to Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands Police Department, and/or any other medical or law enforcement agency to report a sexual assault. The University may not be able to assist you since these entities may not report the incident to the University. The University has no control over what outside agencies do with reported information.
NOTE: You may choose to notify both University and non-University affiliated agencies (e.g. law enforcement). Use of one of the options listed above does not preclude any others.