Several University of Iowa policies can come into play when there is a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and/or stalking. It is not unusual that someone might make a complaint or simply inquire about making a complaint without understanding the policies involved. Relevant policies may include:
- Interim Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (includes associated procedure)
- Code of Student Life
- Consensual Relationships Involving Students
- Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children
Depending on the situation and the identities of the involved parties, one of the following procedures or guidelines may also guide the university's response:
Facilitating Supportive Measures
In coordination with OSMRC, faculty and staff across campus may be involved in implementing Supportive Measures on behalf of Complainants and Respondents. OSMRC is responsible for ensuring such measures are provided when reasonably available. Once a supportive measure has been provided, please use this online form to confirm the action taken with OSMRC.
Learn more about Supportive Measures in Section 4.8 of the Interim Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.