The University provides two avenues for filing a complaint: an informal (verbal) procedure and a formal(written) procedure. The complete Complaint Procedure is available online at www.miami.edu/wep or may be found in the appropriate student, faculty or employee manual. Please be sure to review information on time limits for filing a complaint. All complaints are processed in a manner to protect the confidentiality of all parties. Students and employees must address their complaint as follows:

Complaint Process
You may contact the Dean of Students Office (students only), the Workplace Equity and Performance office, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs (faculty Only), UM Police, a sexual harassment counselor, or a Title IX coordinator who will be able to assist you with the University’s complaint process.

Keep a detailed and accurate record of the events.
You must provide a detailed description of the alleged discrimination and any other related information that would assist the University with the review of your complaint. Retaliation against an individual for reporting sexual harassment or for participating in an investigation is prohibited.

You may choose to complete a complaint form or you may provide your own written statement of the incident.
The respective office will review your complaint. If corrective / disciplinary action is necessary as a result of a finding against the respondent, applicable procedures under the University of Miami’s rules and regulations will be followed. A final written decision will be sent to the complainant and respondent.

Students and employees must address their complaint as follows:
Student ‐ Student (only) Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by a University student against another University student shall be treated as a disciplinary matter and shall be reported to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs in the Dean of Students Office. In cases where the students involved are students of the School of Law or School of Medicine, reports should be directed to the Dean of Student for the respective area or to Workplace Equity and Performance.

Student ‐ Faculty Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by a faculty member against a student of the University shall be reported to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Sexual Harassment Counselor or the Workplace Equity and Performance office. Both offices will collaborate with the appropriate individuals/other offices as necessary.

Student ‐ Administrator /Research Personnel / Employee Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by an administrator/research personnel or staff employee against a student of the University shall be reported to the Workplace Equity and Performance office. The Workplace Equity and Performance office will collaborate with the appropriate individuals/offices as necessary.

Faculty ‐ Faculty (only) Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by a faculty member, against another faculty member of the University shall be reported to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Sexual Harassment Counselor or to the Workplace Equity and Performance office. Both offices will collaborate with the appropriate Dean /individuals/other offices as necessary.

Employee ‐ Employee Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by an employee (including Administrator/Research Personnel/and Staff Employee), against another employee of the University shall be reported to the Workplace Equity and Performance office who will collaborate with the appropriate Dean/ Vice President /individuals/other offices as necessary.

Third Party Complaint
Complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by a third party (including visitors, patients, applicants, vendors, others) against a student, Faculty , any staff member of the University shall be reported to the Workplace Equity and Performance office. The Workplace Equity and Performance office will collaborate with the appropriate individuals/offices as necessary.

The complete Complaint Procedure for the applicable group is available online at www.miami.edu/wep or may be found in the appropriate student, faculty or employee manual. Please be sure to review information on time limits for filing a complaint.