University Complaint Process

Individuals who believe that they have experienced gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct have the right to make a report to the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; to report the incident to Syracuse University; to be protected by Syracuse University from retaliation for reporting an incident, and to receive supportive measures from Syracuse University.

 Detailed information regarding how to make a report of sexual misconduct or related Prohibited behavior – including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation, can be reviewed at the following links :

Complaints Against Students regarding sexual misconduct, stalking, and sexual harassment, etc.

Complaints Against Faculty regarding sexual misconduct, and/or sexual harassment.

Complaints Against Faculty regarding discrimination based on a protected class.

Complaints Against Staff regarding sexual misconduct, and/or sexual harassment.

Complaints Against Staff regarding discrimination based on a protected class. Please contact our office at equalopp@syr.edu.

Complaints of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, reported to EOIRS will be reviewed and either:

  • investigated by the Equal Opportunity and Title IX investigator (where a student is the alleged respondent); or
  • referred to the appropriate university grievance process for resolution in consultation with our office (where faculty or staff is the alleged respondent)
Please note that you do not have to participate in the process and if you are participating, you can stop at any time.