What can the University do after I report an incident?

Whether or not criminal charges are filed, a victim/survivor may request the University to investigate reports of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking through the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity.

Reports of all domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking made to the Department of Public Safety will automatically be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for determination of an investigation regardless of whether the victim/survivor chooses to pursue criminal charges.

To view the complete Policy and Procedures, please visit the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity website

If you have experienced, witnessed, or been impacted by sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, GVSU encourages you to report the incident.

Reporting to GVSU allows our office to engage in an interactive process with you to discuss and provide supportive measures. 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.

Reports can be made by contacting the Office for Title IX 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.

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

Benefits of reporting include:

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.

Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity Process Overviews

There are 3 different grievance processes (A, B or C) which can be followed by the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity, depending specific factors of a formal complaint. For more information on these processes, please visit www.gvsu.edu/titleix/policy-procedures-59.htm, or contact the Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity at (616) 331-9530.  

Page last modified September 3, 2021