Support Services for Employees

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  • Employee talks with supervisor, as appropriate, about concern.
  • Employee referred to advocacy office for support.
  • Employee takes action with support of department/unit
  • Department/unit notifies appropriate offices for reporting purposes (can be confidential)
  • Department/unit takes action
  • Department/unit notifies appropriate offices for reporting purposes (can be confidential)
  • Employee talks with advocacy office/staff (OEI, HR, OLR) about concern.
  • Employee provided options about resolution.
  • Employee takes action with support of advocate.
  • Employee decides to file formal complaint with support of advocate.
  • Advocacy office notifies appropriate offices for reporting purposes (can be confidential)


  • Employee contacts appropriate office for filing a formal complaint
  • Click for investigative flow chart
  • AAUP / Provost’s Office
  • PAC / SSAC
  • EthicsPoint
  • Department contacts appropriate office for filing third party formal complaint.

  • Employee contacts Office of Civil Rights,  Department of Education
  • Contact the enforcement office if you wish to file a complaint (or use our online complaint form) or if you need technical assistance on a problem or assistance to prevent civil rights problems.
  • Contact the OCR headquarters office if you have a question on national policy, to make a Freedom of Information request for information that is national in scope, or to request publications or other assistance that is not available online.



As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President's Diversity Initiative

The University of Delaware's educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.