Equity Grievance, Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Title IX

Oregon Tech is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, respectful, supportive, and productive environment in which to study, live, work, research, and visit. 

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

is a federal law that makes unlawful discrimination based on sex in educational institutions. It states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
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Read more about reporting options & submit a report

 

There are multiple reporting options at Oregon Tech: Anonymous Reporting, Confidential Reporting with the Title IX office, and formal reporting or concern sharing forms. The Safe Campus Incident Reporting Form (anonymous or non-anonymous) is routed directly to the Title IX Coordinator. This form CAN be used even if you are unsure what you may have experienced and want to talk to someone about it. Campus Incident Report (non-anonymous) is available in TECHweb to make a formal report to the Dean of Students for a variety concerns. Student Affairs Report Form (anonymous) is available for you to print and submit this paper form which helps Oregon Tech gather information regarding the incidence of sexual and dating violence on and around our campus so that we may better educate and protect our community members.

We support your choice. If you have questions about your options prior to making a report, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Anyone can also make a report to local law enforcement by calling 911 or visiting reportingoptions.org.

A student's right to participate in education is protected by Title IX. 
Respondent Rights & Resources
Complainant Rights & Resources

 

Who is a respondent?

A respondent is the individual or individuals who allegedly engaged in the conduct prohibited under the Oregon Tech Sexual Harassment and Consensual Relations Leading to Conflicts of Interest policies.
 

Who is a complainant?

A complainant is the individual or individuals who have allegedly been the subject of conduct prohibited under the Oregon Tech policy on Sexual Harassment, regardless of whether the individual or individuals file a complaint or otherwise seek disciplinary action.

 

Title IX Policies, Procedures, and Rights

Title IX hearing panel members are certified according to Oregon Tech policy, state, and federal regulations. 
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Wilson
Title IX Investigator: Currently External
Title IX Deputy Coordinators 
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KF Students:
Faculty
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Title IX Deputy Coordinators 
PM Students:
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Staff Members
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Wilson
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Wilson
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Wilson
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Wilson

We support your choice.

If you have questions about your options prior to making a report, please contact the Title IX Coordinator

Anyone can also make a report to local law enforcement by calling 911 or visiting reportingoptions.org.

Oregon Tech strives to maintain an atmosphere that supports educational and career advancement based on reasonable, meaningful, and objective measures, such as academic and job performance. Oregon Tech strives to recruit and retain top talent and persons of diverse backgrounds and experiences for its workforce and within its student body.

Oregon Tech recognizes sexual misconduct as a form of sex discrimination. Sexual misconduct serves as an umbrella term for behaviors, including, but not limited to: sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, relationship violence, and sex and gender-based stalking.

Sexual Misconduct has no place on Oregon Tech campuses, facilities, or within the Oregon Tech Community and it will not be tolerated. People who commit Sexual Misconduct will be held accountable.

In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations pertaining to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Oregon Tech approaching the regulation changes as an opportunity to review all of Oregon Tech’s policies, procedures, and processes related to sexual misconduct. If you have a question or concern that involved sexual misconduct or Title IX compliance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Investigator.

Who Can You Report To:

Non-anonymous

Confidential

  • Integrated Student Health Center Staff: 541.885.1800

Oregon Tech has established and determined standards for acceptable conduct of students, employees, volunteers, visitors, vendors, and collaborators. These standards meet or exceed the legal requirements of Title IX.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Oregon Tech Community’s well-being, we provide training and education about Oregon Tech’s policies, applicable federal and state laws, including, but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as information about the rights, responsibilities, and resources applicable to each member of our learning and working community.

The office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Engagement serves all Oregon Tech students, staff and faculty. Concerns about sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, bias and discrimination are all addressed by the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Team.


 

Campus Security Authority Information and Resources

Oregon Tech encourages the campus community to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity to the Campus Safety Police Department to help maintain the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Campus Security Authorities

Oregon Tech encourages the campus community to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity to the Campus Safety Police Department to help maintain the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As mentioned throughout and pursuant to the Clery Act, a federal law, the university is required to compile and publish crime statistics in an Annual Security Report. As part of this obligation, members of the university’s community who are considered to be Campus Security Authorities are required to report crimes for inclusion as statistics in the university’s Annual Security Report.

“Campus Security Authority” is a Clery specific term that encompasses certain departments, groups and individual Oregon Tech employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act. The law defines a Campus Security Authority as “an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.”
  • Police and security departments (Campus Safety)
  • Deans and directors
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Athletics team coaches
  • University housing staff
  • Faculty and staff advisors to student organizations

Campus Security Authorities may also be identified by job function; that is any employee who, by virtue of their job function, has significant responsibility for assisting students or campus activities. Examples would be student advisors or formal or informal student mentors.

The Clery Act requires that Campus Security Authorities be identified, notified and trained

Campus Security Authorities who have been identified by job title receive annual notification and training and are asked to forward the training to anyone within their department who they believe meets the Clery definition of a Campus Security Authority by job function. If you believe that you may qualify as a Campus Security Authority and have not received notification or training, please contact the Campus Safety Director at 541.885.1117.

Campus Security Authorities should not investigate crimes or attempt to determine whether in fact a crime occurred. Rather, a Campus Security Authority’s obligation is to simply report the information that s/he has as soon as possible. 36 | P a g e Oregon Tech is required to disclose statistics for the following offenses that occur on campus, or in non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and public property within or immediately adjacent to campus.

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Hate/Bias Crimes

 

If in doubt that a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter. Please see https://www.oit.edu/sites/default/files/2020/documents/interim_sexual_misconduct_policy.pdf  for more information that is Oregon Tech specific per sexual misconduct policy and definitions.