Options & Resources

Report to GVSU

Report to GVSU

If you have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted by sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation, you are encouraged to report the incident by contacting the Title IX Coordinator by phone, email, or in person.  Reports can also be made at any time (including during non-business hours) through GVSU's online reporting form.  

Reporting allows our office to engage in an interactive process with you to discuss and provide supportive measures and other protections that may be available.  You do not have to decide to file a formal complaint or choose any particular course of action. Coming to our office does not obligate you to initiate a university investigation unless you choose to do so.

The decision to file a formal complaint is yours to make.

Once a report is received, a member of our team will promptly reach out to the Complainant and:

  • discuss supportive measures available to ensure their safety and continued access to programs and activities GVSU offers
    • You can access supportive measures even if you choose not to file a formal complaint.
  • inform them of helpful resources on campus and in the community; and
  • discuss options for university resolution.

Contact us for assistance and information. We are here to help.

Ann James, Interim Title IX Coordinator
[email protected]edu

Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity
4015 James H. Zumberge Hall
(616) 331-9530


Formal Complaint
A formal complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, which will initiate the Formal Grievance Process ("Process A"). This option is available when the other party is affiliated with GVSU, and once filed, a detailed notice is sent to that party.  A member of our team can assist in determining the Complainant's preferences, as well as assist in determining the applicable policy and resolution process.

A Formal Complaint means a document filed/signed by the Complainant or signed by the Title IX Coordinator alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that GVSU investigate the allegation(s).

Visit our Reporting to GVSU page for more details about reporting and the benefits of reporting.

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Page last modified August 19, 2020