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Response & Resolution

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SCU recognizes that choosing to report an incident and deciding how to proceed after making the report can be a process that unfolds over time. Reports should be made promptly, but there is no time limitation on reporting. Reports of harassment or discrimination will be investigated in a manner that is prompt, adequate, and impartial. A person does not have to decide whether or not to request disciplinary action at the time a report is made.

If you have witnessed or experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence including sexual assault, you should contact one of the listed persons or offices for assistance in resolving a complaint.

There are confidential and non-confidential reporting options available. Confidential resources include on- and off-campus mental counselors, health service providers, local rape crisis counselors, domestic violence resources, and members of the clergy and chaplains. Confidential means that what you share will not be communicated with anyone else.

To report an incident, please click here.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX operations, including the majority of work will be done remotely for the health and safety of our community.  Anyone impacted by discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct is encouraged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX office immediately to make a report [https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/reporting/] and/or to inquire about resources that remain available both on- and off-campus. Staff are available to provide information, guidance, and other resources to address concerns during normal business hours for remote or telephone meetings and consultations. 
 
Investigations and hearings will be conducted remotely, and remedies provided, to assure that any discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.  Please note:  University policies (www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/) on discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur in person between members of the university community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct.  Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect under remote conditions just as they would if they were at work or in class physically.
 
For more information please go to: https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/
For information about remote support services, please see www.scu.edu/title-ix/resources/covid-19/covid-19