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If you have been subjected to a physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, EOU strongly encourages you to report your experience to the University and/or local law enforcement. EOU’s Title IX Coordinator is trained to work with individuals who report physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based misconduct, and provide information about resources, support service and procedural options.
We believe it is the right of the victim/survivor of interpersonal violence to decide if they wish to report an incident, and how much information they wish to share about the incident.
You can make a report at any time. However, you are encouraged to make a report as soon as possible after an incident. All reports are treated with the highest level of seriousness and sensitivity. Retaliation against any person for making a report or participating in an investigation is strictly prohibited. If you decide not to make a report, or if you are unsure about reporting, you are still entitled to confidential resources provided by the University. You can also request changes to your academic, housing, transportation and working situations.
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You have the right to file a report with the police as well as the University. You can file a criminal complaint with local law enforcement. Our Privileged Campus Advocate, any Campus Advocate or our Title IX Coordinator is available to assist and support you. Connect with someone to learn more.
La Grande Police Department911 emergency541-963-1017 non-emergency
Office 24/7: 541.963.7226
EOU has a Privileged Campus Advocate, from Shelter From the Storm, that can help provide support. Visit this page to learn more about the Privileged Campus Advocate.
How does confidentiality work?
You may report an incident to an University employee. With the exception of Privileged support providers, all EOU employees are Responsible Employees and are obligated to pass along information they learn about incidents of dating, domestic sexual violence, or stalking to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
The Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Coordinator or Investigator is not a confidential source of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will not share any information related to your experience except on a need-to-know basis, absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. A list of confidential support providers is available in the FAQ for Students page.
EOU is committed to resolving all Title IX issues. However extra support may be needed. Click for more information on Gender-Based & Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Support Options.
You get to choose – it is your storyUnder federal law and University policy, EOU is required to investigate all reports of interpersonal violence: sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking that are brought to our attention. The extent of the investigation depends on the amount of information that is shared about the incident. You can also request changes to your academic, housing, transportation and working situations, at this time.
Most faculty, staff and some students are required by University policy to report incidents of interpersonal violence of which they become aware. This first group is considered non-confidential.
Some staff are designated as Confidential Resources meaning they are not required under University policy or the law to divulge information about interpersonal violence. Students who are uncertain about reporting their assault may find comfort in first meeting with a Confidential Resource to explore options available to them, and to receive information about campus and community supports.
At EOU, Confidential Resources include our Privileged Campus Advocate, professional counselors in the Counseling Center and medical providers in the Student Health Center. If you are uncertain whether an individual is a Confidential Resource, please ask them before sharing your story. You can always ask general questions without divulging your personal story.
The University’s Title IX Coordinator will respond to all reports of potential physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct in a manner that is timely, supportive, and fair. It is important to note that these procedures provide individuals who have experienced an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct with the ability to provide input and maintain a large degree of control over how their issue is handled at every point in the process.
You have the right to check in with the Title IX Coordinator during the process and see if there are updates they can share.
EOU prohibits retaliation against individuals who engage in reporting a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, and/or stalking. Retaliatory behavior is regarded as additional misconduct and may lead to increased sanctions.
EOU cares about your safety. Please use this button to access another site not managed by EOU's Title IX Office.
Privileged Campus Advocate
Have questions but confidentiality is important? Connect with our Privileged Campus Advocate!
Privileged Campus Advocate
Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Relations
Inlow Hall 113A
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Director of Human Resources
Inlow Hall 209
Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Head Volleyball Coach