Have you Experienced Discrimination or Discriminatory Harassment?
If you are a faculty or staff member who has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment in the course of your employment, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. If you are not sure what to do you can always call the 24-hour Non Emergency Hate and Discrimination Report Line at 541-346-5555
Providing a Better and More Inclusive Environment for Students
For faculty and staff members seeking resources to provide a better, more inclusive environment for students:
Faculty members and graduate employees (GEs) can direct immediate questions about classroom climate and inclusive teaching to the Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) via their website. TEP consultants also work one-on-one with faculty members and GE’s. Contact TEP by e-mail or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org and 541-346-2177.
The Center on Diversity and Community and the Division of Equity and Inclusion also offer one-on-one consultation to faculty members, departments, and GE’s seeking to build capacity and to advance goals of equity and inclusion on our campus.
For faculty and staff who need support:
The University of Oregon Ombuds Program provides confidential, impartial, independent, and informal conflict management assistance to the University of Oregon community at no charge. The Ombuds Program works with individual visitors and with groups. In addition, the Ombuds Program provides customizable workshops for campus conferences, team meetings, department retreats, or other university events. Finally, the Ombuds Program provides non-identifying feedback to university leadership on trends and concerns in the community.
Employee Assistance Program
The University of Oregon contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc. to provide a comprehensive employee assistance program for eligible employees, their dependents and eligible household members. The services are at no cost to eligible employees and include short-term professional counseling and assessment, child-care and elder-care resource and referral, legal and financial consultations, a listening library, 24-hour crisis counseling and an interactive website offering wellness information tailored to employee needs and interests. Cascade Centers is located off campus and offers complete confidentiality. More information about the program is available form Human Resources, 346-3159. Call Cascade directly at 1-800-433-2320 to schedule an appointment.
Faculty and Staff Reporting
The information on this page is to help faculty and staff understand their obligation to report incidents involving UO students. If you are a faculty or staff member that wants support for an incident involving you or another faculty or staff member and it is an emergency please contact 9-1-1. If there is no immediate danger contact the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-346-3123 or the Non Emergency Hate and Discrimination Report Line at 541-346-5555.
It is important to note that the obligation to report these incidents does NOT require that faculty and staff ask additional questions or “investigate” the situation. In fact, faculty and staff are encouraged not to attempt to gather more information for the report as there are specially trained staff to handle these situations in a manner which best preserves a student’s options, including choosing what information to share and with whom. Our priority is to not re-traumatize a student by asking them to share more than they wish.
Reporting incidents of discrimination or discriminatory harassment
Upon receiving notice of an incident of discrimination or discriminatory harassment, assess if a individual(s) needs immediate attention or if there is an imminent danger. If there is imminent danger, call 9-1-1.
After assessing immediate medical or safety needs, all university employees, except those deemed confidential by the university or with narrowly defined and legally recognized privilege such as some University Health Center and University Counseling Center professionals providing health or counseling services, have a duty to report any incidents involving discrimination or discriminatory harassment.
Report incidents involving alleged student behavior toward students to the 24-hour Non-Emergencey Hate and Discrimination Report Line at 541-346-5555. This will satisfying employees’ responsible employee obligations under UO policy.