Reporting Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Violence or Stalking
Contacting the Aurora Center at 612-626-2929 (612-626-9111 for their 24 hour crisis line) is a good first step for someone who is reporting an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or relationship violence. The Aurora Center provides confidential consultation around these issues.
Aurora Center staff will provide information about reporting options. They also offer advocates who will often accompany a reporting party to provide support when reporting an incident to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) or the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD).
Reporting Incidents to the University
Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or relationship violence by a student to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) by phone (612-624-9547), in person, or online. Individuals are also encouraged to report incidents to the police by contacting University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) at 612-624-COPS (2677).
EOAA investigates all reports they receive and shares the finding with the Office for Community Standards (OCS). OCS then determines sanctions based on the investigation and informs the reporting party and accused student. Either party may request a hearing for further review of the incident and outcome.
Meeting with EOAA
When the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) investigates an incident, they meet and interview the reporting party, relevant witnesses and the accused student to gather evidence. The information gathered is used to determine whether it was more likely than not that the accused student violated the student conduct code.
While meeting with a reporting party, EOAA will explain the process and allow time for questions.
Reporting Incidents to the Police
Individuals may also report incidents to the University of Minnesota Police Department by contacting them at 612-624-2677. Click here for more information about making a police report.
The University strives to assure the safety and respect the dignity of each student, staff and faculty member. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking are prohibited at the University. Read more about University policy.
Process for Title IX Violations
The University has an established process for responding to Title IX violations such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. Read more about this process. In addition, the University has sanctioning guidelines for when a student is found responsible for such violations.