While steps are taken to protect the privacy of victims, the University may need to investigate an incident and take action once an allegation is known, whether or not the student chooses to pursue a complaint.
Reports of sexual misconduct involving University students, faculty, staff, or any third party should be made to the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator at 319-335-6200.
The term includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual intimidation.
Students should be able to live, study, and work in an environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, threats, coercion, or manipulation.
The University of Iowa will make every effort to respect the privacy of students who seek help and/or report misconduct.
The University will weigh requests for no action with its responsibility to protect the community and adhere to federal guidelines that mandate the University's action.
Assistance in reporting any form of misconduct to the proper law enforcement authorities is available to any student upon request from a certified victim advocate at the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), or from the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator.