What Happens After You Report
After a report has been submitted:
- It will be sent to the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC).
- A trained OEC staff member will reach out to the Complainant several times to offer support, resources, and an invitation to meet.
- We would like the opportunity to meet with the Complainant to discuss their rights and options. It is important to remember that any student or employee who alleges that they have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination has the right to file a Formal Complaint and address the alleged misconduct through our Informal or Formal Complaint Resolution processes. For more information on those processes, please see the OEC Flow Chart or the Notice of Rights and Options.
Supportive Measures From OEC
One of the main purposes of the Office of Equity & Compliance (OEC) is to provide support and resources to students, staff, and faculty. Supportive measures are designed to restore and preserve access to your education and are available to both complainants and respondents. Please see the list and resources linked below to learn more about the supportive measures available to you. Please contact the OEC to have these supportive measures implemented.
Amnesty means you will NOT be disciplined for Liberty Way violations that took place in circumstances where you experienced, witnessed, or committed sexual misconduct.
Common Emotions and Reactions that Victims/Complainants Experience
- Feeling nervous, fearful, or anxious
- Feeling hopeless about the future, detached from others, and emotionally numb
- Fear of not being believed
- Having trouble concentrating
- Decreased interest in everyday activities
- Having outbursts of anger
- Emotional swings-crying then laughing
- Changes in sleeping or appetite
- Feeling ashamed, isolated, or unsure