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The following on campus resources are available to you:

  1. Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (for issues related to sexual misconduct, bias, harassment, equity, and discrimination): 319-335-6200
  2. Ombudsman’s Office: ombudsperson@uiowa.edu, 319-335-3608
  3. Counseling Services
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5. Chemistry DEO (current chair)
  6. Chemistry DEI Committee (any current member)

You should be aware that many people who you may report to are mandatory reporters for topics of sexual discrimination, harassment and assault. This means that they are required by law to communicate information you share about such events to University Human Resources, who will then follow up with you about that process. 

Human Resources has videos describing the reporting procedure. Please see these videos below:

The ombudsman’s office (#2), Counseling Services (#3), and Employee Assistance Program (#4)

The ombudsman’s office (#2), Counseling Services (#3), and Employee Assistance Program (#4). In cases where mandatory reporting is not required, you can request that your report remains confidential for any of the above resources. When in doubt, ask about confidentiality options before you disclose.

Please feel free to request the DEI committee’s current document outlining the formal response to reporting procedure before disclosing.  One thing to note is that all reports submitted to a DEI committee member are shared with the current DEI committee chair, including identifying information, but not necessarily to the entire committee.  This is done so that the chair can facilitate the next most appropriate steps to address the concern and can check whether the any individuals involved had also been involved in a prior report.

The chair of the DEI committee is always a mandatory reporter for issues related to sexual discrimination, harassment and assault.  In reports involving these elements, they will disclose details to University Human Resources.

For more information regarding resources for reporting and support after a disturbing incident, both on campus and in Iowa City, please review this information.

Additional resources

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

In April 2021, the University of Iowa announced it was forming a new Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) under the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) to streamline the process of reporting bias, harassment, discrimination, equity, free speech, and sexual misconduct concerns.

Bias concerns

A list of resources that are available to assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have concerns about actions of others that have led them to feel excluded at the university.