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Reporting and Compliance

The University strives to support individuals who have experienced harassment and discrimination and encourages all community members to report any incident of prohibited conduct. The University cannot take appropriate action in accordance with the Nondiscrimination and Antiharassment Policy unless harassment and/or discrimination are reported.

The University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive living, learning and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination based on:

  • race
  • color
  • religion
  • ancestry
  • gender
  • sex
  • pregnancy
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity or expression
  • age
  • disability
  • genetic information
  • national origin
  • veteran status
  • any other status protected by applicable law

The University needs to know about incidents of harassment and discrimination in order to address and prevent future occurrences. If you witness or become aware of a situation, file a report or contact the Office of Equity and Diversity. All reports will be taken seriously and individuals will be treated with dignity and respect. 

Reporting an Incident

Reports of harassment and discrimination can be made via 

  • IN PERSON: Office of Equity and Diversity (Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Suite 315) 
  • EMAIL: to Elizabeth M. Garcia, executive director, Office of Equity and Diversity:,
  • PHONE: (570) 941-6645 
  • ONLINE (Offers anonymous reporting option.**) 

 **Reports made through the online form may be made anonymously - however, anonymity may impact the University's ability to respond, if sufficient information is not provided. 

For more information on reporting discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics, please visit the University's Office of Equity and Diversity


The University handles reports of discrimination and harassment based on a protected class pursuant to two policies:  

For more information on the University’s commitment to handling discrimination and harassment complaints, please review these policies. 

Resources and Support

To learn more about resources, support, and reporting options, we encourage students, staff, faculty and third parties to review our Resources and Reporting guide. It provides information for students and employees who may have witnessed, experienced or been involved with a bias or hate related harassment or discrimination incident.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University is committed to providing an educational, residential and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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