Reporting to the University

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

While all GVSU employees are encouraged to report, the University has designated many employees as Mandatory Reporters, who, when notified of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence (dating/domestic violence), sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, or gender-based harassment, must immediately report the information to the Title IX Coordinator.  More information can be found on our Mandatory Reporters page.

Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity

4015 James H. Zumberge Hall
(616) 331-9530


Once a Report is Received

Once a report is received, GVSU's Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator 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 (available regardless of whether the Complainant pursues university resolution);
  • inform them of helpful resources on campus and in the community; and
  • discuss their options for university resolution.

 

Resolution

If the Complainant requests university resolution, impacted parties can expect:

  • A prompt, thorough, fair, and impartial process;
  • To be treated with dignity and respect throughout;
  • Clear and transparent communication; and
  • An opportunity to share their story and be heard.

Reporting Anonymously

You may submit anonymous disclosures of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct to the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity. Through the online anonymous form, you can let us know of a concern, communicate with a member of our office, and access resources without revealing your identity. 

Individuals who prefer to report concerns to the University anonymously can visit the Anonymous Reporting page.

The disclosure form is hosted by an independent, third-party vendor who provides secure, anonymous reporting services. The vendor is contractually committed to preserving your anonymity and not pursue your identity.

If you are unable to access the anonymous reporting form for any reason, you may still anonymously submit a disclosure to the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity. To do so by phone, you may call our office at (616) 331-9530 from a blocked number and withhold your name when you speak with one of our staff. Or, you may email our office at titleix@gvsu.edu from an email address that does not contain personally-identifying information. You may share as much or as little information as you feel comfortable.

Mandatory Reporters designated in GVSU's Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, and Sexual Misconduct are unable to report anonymously and should report to the Title IX Coordinator using GVSU's online reporting form.  More information can be found on our Mandatory Reporters page.


Visit our Office for Civil Rights (OCR) page for information about reporting to the Department of Education.



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