Discrimination (including sexual harassment) Complaint and Investigation Procedures

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[The following was approved by SIU Chancellor Walter V. Wendler on 8-18-2006, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies H.]

Southern Illinois University Carbondale affirms its commitment to non-discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.  Members of the University community who believe they have been discriminated against on any of these bases may file a complaint using the following procedures.

Individuals may seek resolution of complaints through normal supervisory channels informally.  Formal complaints are routinely investigated through the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity. Complaints against the Chancellor are referred to the Board of Trustees for investigation, findings, and resolution or action.  In the case of complaints against the Vice Chancellors or others who report directly to the Chancellor, the Chancellor will work with the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity to seek/obtain resolution.  If the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity is the subject of a complaint, the Chancellor will assign a designee from another department to carry out the Associate Chancellors role as outlined below.