Apr 12, 2021
Grand Valley State University is committed to creating and advancing a campus community where individuals feel empowered to raise concerns, ask for help, and be informed about options before making any decisions.
Our Office as a Resource
Our team is here to assist those impacted by sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, & sexual exploitation), harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
We understand that your concerns may be of a sensitive nature and can offer support to help you. A report to our office provides you with certain rights, options, and protections, and gives us the opportunity to connect with you and discuss supportive measures and resources, it does not initiate any other action. The decision to file a formal complaint is yours to make.
Benefits of Reporting
Benefits of reporting include:
- Expansive options for supportive measures, which include campus modifications within housing, employment, courses, organizations, and are tailored to the needs of each student. These measures are designed in partnership with you that allow continued participation within all aspects of GVSU's community.
- You can access supportive measures even if you choose not to file a formal complaint.
- Protection from retaliation or adverse action for the purpose of interfering with rights or privileges under the law and GVSU policy.
- The option to request any other action through the University now, in the future, or not at all.
- If and when you choose to request any other action, the University will take the report seriously and take quick action to stop the behavior, and protect you.
Contact us for assistance and information. We are here to help.
When you are ready to talk, we are ready to listen.
If you are experiencing an emergency, contact 911.
You may also choose to report the incident to the Grand Valley Police Department by calling (616) 331-3255.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, & sexual exploitation), Harassment, and Discrimination
If you have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted by sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation), discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, our office can assist in finding the options that feel right for you.
Office for Title IX & Institutional Equity
4015 James H. Zumberge Hall