We respect that the decision to report is yours alone to make, but we encourage you to report misconduct so you can begin to receive help and support from the university.
You should know:
- Retaliation is strictly forbidden against any individual who makes a report, is accused of misconduct or who participates in an investigation.
- Reporting allows for, but does not necessarily require, a formal complaint/investigation.
- Reporting does not require students to respond to outreach or participate in any university meetings or proceedings.
Related: HOW TO GET HELP
REPORTING TO THE UNIVERSITY
You can report misconduct to the university by filing online, or by calling or going into the Dean of Students office. You do not need to disclose any personal information.
We know reporting can be difficult, so before reporting you can also contact the Dean of Students office to ask for help with understanding all of your options. More information about the process is available so you can choose the best course for yourself. You can also ask faculty or trusted staff to help you report.
Contact Dean of Students Office
Important— Limited Amnesty
While the University does not condone underage drinking, drug use, or violation of other University rules/policies, it considers reporting sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence to be of paramount importance. To encourage such reporting and adjudication of sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence, The University of Akron extends limited amnesty to complainants, respondents, witnesses. The University will generally not seek to hold the student responsible for a violation of the law (e.g., underage drinking) or Code of Student Conduct during the period immediately surrounding the sexual misconduct or intimate partner violence.