Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Confidentiality and Retaliation

You may have concerns about confidentiality, and you should know that different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain a complainant's confidentiality.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is not like the counseling center, where reports will be kept completely confidential. ODI will keep reports as confidential as possible, but will discuss the report with witnesses and other individuals within the University who need to know. Those who need to know are aware that they should maintain confidentiality. 

You may also be concerned about retaliation. Retaliation is against the law and is a violation of University Policy. Please review our Statement on Confidentiality and Non- Retaliation in Investigations. If you questions about submitting a bias report, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 412-648-7860.