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University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO)

The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints that University employees (including faculty and other academic personnel, staff, and student employees) may have violated the University’s policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, and relationship conflict of interest.  This includes complaints of discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, or creed; religion; national origin or citizenship status; sex; pregnancy; age; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; disability; and veteran status, as well as complaints against employees regarding domestic violence, relationship violence, stalking, sexual assault, retaliation, and relationship conflict of interest. UCIRO also investigates employees alleged to have engaged in conduct that may have violated Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact UCIRO with a Concern About an Employee

Anyone at any time can contact UCIRO about their concerns via email or by leaving a voicemail.

Email:   Phone: (206) 616-2028

For concerns about the conduct of a student, visit the Title IX Investigation Office (TIXIO) here.

In general, UCIRO does not review complaints related to patient care in medical or healthcare settings. These complaints are addressed through the patient care process.

What to Expect After You Contact UCIRO

Once you contact UCIRO, someone from the Office will reach out to you and connect you with a UCIRO investigator. That UCIRO investigator will contact you to set up an intake meeting to discuss your concerns, answer any questions you might have about UCIRO’s process, and provide other campus referrals or resources that may be available to you.

For more information on the general investigative process after your initial report, see APS 46.3: Resolution of Complaints Against University Employees.

For more information on the Title IX process, see Executive Order No 70: Compliance with Education Department Sexual Harassment Regulations.