Confidential and Impartial Resolution Resources
Your source for confidential information and conflict resolution under the University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Misconduct.
- Have you been harassed, sexually assaulted or discriminated against?
- Have you been accused of violating the University policy prohibiting such conduct
CAIR Resources can help. CAIR Resources can...
- Assist you in understanding the University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.
- Explain your options for informal or formal resolution of complaints of harassment or discrimination.
- Facilitate mutually desired communication between those who feel they have been subjected to harassing or discriminatory conduct, and those accused of that conduct.
- Provide confidential dispute resolution services for those who jointly seek an alternative to formal disciplinary investigation and proceedings.
If requested, CAIR Resources may...
- receive reports from students who are concerned about conduct that may violate the University's policy
- receive reports from students who are concerned about accusations that have been made regarding possible violations of the University's policy
- take an oral or written statement from a complainant
- contact the respondent, and either take that person's oral or written statement or refer that person to another CAIR Resource assist with the informal resolution of a complaint
- assist in initiating professional mediation
- assist in initiating a formal hearing via the SFHB
- inform students about how to file charges with local law enforcement authorities
- inform students about local support services (e.g. counseling, health care)
- work with Designated Officers (resources for the University policy governing faculty and staff) as needed in informally resolving complaints against faculty & staff.
Informal complaint resolution can take many forms, and could include the CAIR Resource:
- receiving a report or complaint without taking further action
- speaking to a respondent on behalf of a complainant
- performing shuttle diplomacy between a complainant and respondent
- guiding a mediated discussion between a complainant and respondent
Informal Resolution attempts do NOT eliminate other options under our policy, such as:
- working with a University mediator
- taking a case to the SFHB
Note that the CAIR program does not require that a complainant and a respondent rely upon the same CAIR Resource. A respondent may choose his or her own CAIR Resource to aid him or her in understanding and responding to a complaint. In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a CAIR Resource with whom they will feel comfortable, the President of the University has invited a diverse group of individuals to serve as CAIR Resources (men, women, members of underrepresented groups, faculty, staff).
CAIR RESOURCE / DESIGNATED OFFICER REPORT FORM