Report an Incident of Concern

  • Every person has the right to be heard, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania takes concerns and complaints very seriously.

    From the IUP Statement of Nondiscrimination: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination, or discrimination on the basis of disability.

    What is an Incident of Concern?

    Incidents of concern are activities or actions that target, attack, or demean a person or group on the basis of appearance, beliefs, affiliations or attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, gender expression or identity, or disability. IUP is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, diversity, and civility, however the conduct underlying some Incidents of Concern may be protected speech.

    Why should Incidents of Concern be reported?

    Reporting Incidents of Concern helps the university promptly respond to incidents that challenge IUP’s commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and ensuring that all members of the university community are treated with respect and dignity.

    What happens when I report an Incident of Concern?

    The Office of Social Equity will respond to you within 24 hours. The Office of Social Equity may contact you to seek additional information regarding the incident, provide support resources, schedule a time to meet with you, and refer you to another office as appropriate. If the reported action did not violate law or IUP policy, the Office of Social Equity will explore options for resolution and work with you to resolve the incident.

    If the action violates the law or IUP policy, you may be encouraged to take action through one of the following offices:

    • University Police
    • Office of Student Conduct
    • Office of Social Equity
    • Office of Human Resources