The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) implements and enforces policies for students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and affiliates on discrimination and harassment; sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking; and conflict of interest in cases of amorous relationships. The OIEC has resources and safety measures that can support you if you have experienced discrimination or harassment; they are also the place to report discrimination or harassment. There are a range of ways to make complaints or reports.
The Don't Ignore it website provides options for seeking confidential support, reporting concerns, and learning skills for helping others. Don't ignore mental health concerns, racism, harassment, discriminatory actions, unwanted sexual behavior, abuse in a relationship, stalking, other interpersonal violence, and abusive conduct. The website is comprehensive and provides many more options for reporting and support than the six key ones hightlighted by INSTAAR HR in the section you are reading now.
All CU members who have the authority to hire, promote, discipline, evaluate, grade, formally advise, or direct faculty, staff, or students are considered "responsible employees" and are required to report alleged misconduct concerning or affecting any CU student or employee to OIEC. These employees are all required to take a course that helps them understand misconduct and how to report it.
The Office of Victim Assistance offers free and confidential counseling, support, and advocacy to CU Boulder students, staff, and faculty who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing, or life disruptive event, including experiences of bias.
The Ombuds office is confidential annd can help you understand your options, and help you explore whether you want to report an issue formally. The Ombuds office can take a complaint forward on your behalf, so that you can remain anonymous. This is a way that INSTAAR leadership can be informed about an issue while protecting your anonymity. Because they offer remote mediation, this is a good option for finding support for issues that arise during travel or field work. Note that mandatory reporters must contact OIEC about any potential policy concern that happens to any CU student or employee on campus, in the field, or during travel related to CU work.
Complaints, which can be made anonymously, are forwarded to the appropriate university official(s) for investigation and action. Reports will be looked into as quickly and discreetly as possible. You will be notified when the review is complete. In particular, this option can be used to report on financial matters.