Reporting Discrimination, Harassment and/or Retaliation
Report an Incident or Concern, via the green button https://www.nu.edu/reportit/ under Prohibited Conduct Form – Protected Class Harassment or Discrimination, discrimination or harassment, based on: Age, Disability, Marital Status, National Origin, Race/ethnicity, Religion, Sexual orientation, Veteran status, Dating/domestic violence, Sexual assault, Sexual contact/touching, Sex/Gender-Based Discrimination, Stalking, Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination. If you have questions or concerns about the online form, reach out to a Title IX Coordinator(s).
- All reports are acted on promptly and every effort is made to preserve the privacy of reports.
- Information is shared on a need to know basis balancing privacy with the safety of the NU community.
- There is no time limit to file a report. However, when more time passes, it limits our ability to investigate, responds and provide remedies.
In order to make informed choices, it is important to be aware of confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements when consulting campus resources. On campus, some resources may maintain confidentiality – meaning they are not required to report actual or suspected discrimination or harassment to appropriate university officials – thereby offering options and advice without any obligation to inform an outside agency or campus official unless a reporting party has requested information to be shared. Other resources exist for reporting parties to report crimes and policy violations and these resources will take action when an incident is reported to them. If a reporting party would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the reporting party may speak with:
- On-campus: The Office of the University Ombudsman serves as a neutral, impartial, and unaligned party in the resolution of complaints and/or concerns. All communications with the Ombudsman are held in strict confidence. You may contact the National University Ombudsman at (858) 642-8368 or [email protected]. Please note that the security of electronic communication cannot be guaranteed. Calling the Ombudsman’s confidential line is the most secure communication method.
- Licensed professional counselors
- Local rape crisis counselors
- Domestic violence resources
- Local or state assistance agencies
All of the above-listed individuals will maintain confidentiality except in extreme cases of immediacy of threat or danger or abuse of a minor. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help employees free of charge and can be seen on an emergency basis during normal business hours. National University employees listed above will submit anonymous statistical information for Clery Act purposes unless they believe it would be harmful to their client.