The Dean of Students office strives to maintain a safe learning environment by addressing non-acceptable behaviors on campus. If you, or someone you know, has been the victim of sexual misconduct, this page will help you navigate available reporting options.
Sexual misconduct can occur in any University sponsored program, both on-campus and off-campus. Sexual misconduct is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature without consent and includes sexual harassment, sexually hostile environments and sexual violence. For a more complete understanding of OU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and corresponding laws, please click here.
We encourage all members of the OU community to report allegations of sexual misconduct to one of the offices below.
It is important to be informed on some of the differences involved when reporting to various offices on campus.
- Assistant Dean of Students is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- Prompt internal review and investigation of information received
- Responds to all complaints involving student-student and faculty/staff-student incidents
- DOS provides students with campus and community resources
- DOS will review options for students under the Student Code of Conduct
- Includes the option of the student to choose not to participate in the process
- Includes the option of the student to choose not to report the names of others involved
- DOS will review options for any interim measures that can be taken (i.e., change in housing assignment, classroom change, etc.)
- If the DOS office feels there is a threat (or potential threat) to the campus community, the DOS office may be required to proceed with Student Code of Conduct proceedings even when the reporting student requests this not be done or chooses not to participate in the process
Dial 911 (campus phone) or (248) 370-3331 (cell phone)
Send a text message to 67283. Include “OUPD” at the beginning of the message.
- Will offer appropriate medical assistance if necessary
- Prompt review and criminal investigation of information received depending on the circumstance
- OUPD provides students with campus and community resources including a trauma based interview conducted by trained police personnel
- In allegations involving students, OUPD notifies the Dean of Students office
- OUPD is required by the Clery Act to do a campus alert if they feel there is an ongoing or serious threat to the campus community
- Director is the Title IX Coordinator
- Responds to compliants involving staff/faculty-student and staff/faculty-staff/faculty incidents
- Prompt review and investigation of information received
- Office of Inclusion works closely with the DOS, the OUPD and others to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to address incidents of sexual misconduct
- Administrative policies and procedures #710 and #711 outline the review and investigation of complaints
- Student staff are required to report information to their respective supervisors
- UH staff provides students with campus and community resources
- UH staff must report all incidents to the DOS office
- Counselors at GCC will counsel and support students
- Counselors conducting therapy cannot report information to other campus areas or OUPD unless they have the student’s permission or they believe there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others
- Staff at GHC will provide medical attention
- By law, staff at GHC are required to report all serious crimes to law enforcement