File a Report
If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or Eastern Oregon University (EOU) Campus Security at 541-962-3911.
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 has designated a Title IX Coordinator who is specially trained to work with individuals who report physical, emotional, sexual or gender-based misconduct and provide information about resources, support service and procedural options.
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 they deserve. 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 may also request changes in your academic, housing, transportation and working situations.
How to report to the university
- Submit a Title IX Report Form.
- File a report in person with the Title IX Coordinator, Inlow Hall 113a, 541-962-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make an anonymous report through a confidential employee.
Reporting to the police
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. Any Campus Advocate or Title IX Coordinator would be available to assist you.
La Grande Police Department
Reporting to Shelter From the Storm
Shelter From the Storm advocacy services are free and confidential. Advocates are trained to listen, provide emotional support, and accurate information, support your decisions and choices, and work to help survivors achieve their goals.
You may report an incident to a university employee. However, please understand, with the exception of confidential 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.
Confidential vs. Non-confidential
Under 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 will depend on the amount of information that is shared about the incident. 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.
Most faculty, staff and some students are required by university policy to report incidents of interpersonal violence of which they become aware. However, some staff have been designated as “Confidential Resources” meaning that 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 all options available to them, and to receive information about campus and community supports.
At EOU, Confidential Resources include 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.
What happens after I file a report?
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.