Filing a Discrimination or Harassment Report
As set forth in its Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Lawrence University (“University”) is committed to ensuring that its learning and working environments are free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy dictates that:
“Lawrence University is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals of all backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and with applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits discrimination in admissions, its programs and activities, employment and advancement on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, military service, protected veteran status, political affiliation, arrest record or conviction record.”
An act based on an individual’s status as listed above may violate the Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and warrant University discipline even if the act does not rise to the level of unlawful discrimination, retaliation or harassment.
The full policy can be found here.
Who must report discrimination or harassment?
Any human resources staff, supervisor, including faculty supervisors, student supervisors, and volunteer supervisors, chair/director, or faculty member who becomes aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that employee discrimination or harassment has occurred must notify the Office of Diversity & Inclusion or Human Resources promptly. Other members of the University community may file discrimination and harassment reports, but are not obligated to do so. Reports should be made as soon as practicable.
What happens to the report?
Human Resources keep reports private and secure. Information in reports is used to monitor potential threats to campus safety and to take steps to promote a safer environment. Reports are not formally investigated unless they indicate a pattern, predator, threats, violence, or weapons. To initiate an investigation, a person should file a formal complaint.
Instructions for filing a Report:
If a Lawrence student, faculty or staff member, or visitor describes incidents that could be considered discrimination or harassment:
1. Offer to listen and help. Say that you will report the incident to Human Resources, and explain the purpose and privacy of these reports.
2. Fill out the form below. Click "submit" to send the report to Human Resources