Title IX Reporting to the University
Reporting to the University
Emporia State University promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Reports may be filed:
In person: Plumb Hall 202D (by appointment only)
What to expect when you file a report
ESU has designated the Title IX Coordinator to oversee and investigate complaints of sexual misconduct at the University. An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the right to choose whether to report an incident themselves, or respond to a request to meet with the Title IX Coordinator when a third-party report has been made. The Title IX Coordinator is specially trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct and have knowledge about on-campus and community-based resources, services, and options – including the availability of interim protective measures and accommodations.
The Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the complainant identified (either by self-reporting or by a third party report) via email, listing available resources and offering to meet with the individual. The Title IX Coordinator will follow up within 7-10 business days via email if no response is received.
If the complainant wishes to meet, then the Title IX Coordinator meets with the complainant and reviews the Complainant’s Rights and Resources document. Complainants may decide at that time how they wish to proceed or decide later. Complainants are given three primary options for moving forward:
- Keep the report on file in case of future incidents or in case the complainant changes their mind.
- Engage in an informal resolution, such as a preventative conversation with the alleged respondent or mediation. (This option is not available for allegations of sexual violence or dating or domestic violence.)
- Engage in the formal investigation process.