The Department of Sociology values and prioritizes respect for all members of the sociology community across all settings. We aim to be a community that includes and values the voices of all people, and are committed to being a place that embraces diversity, provides equal opportunity, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice.
In support of these goals, we have adopted the Department of Sociology Equity and Justice Policy, which establishes expectations for the conduct of faculty, staff, and students in the department. Individuals who experience or witness behavior that is inconsistent with the policy's principles may submit a report using the Incident Reporting Form. The committee reviews submissions, and will respond with guidance or recommendations, as appropriate. Graduate students also use the form to file grievances under the Departmental Graduate Student Grievance Process.
The form gathers the following information (click here to download a list of the actual questions asked):
- Contact information and individual's role in the department (optional)
- The date, time, and location of the incident (required)
- The category of behavior that is inconsistent with the department's values (required)
- Whether the individual experienced, witnessed, or learned of the incident (required)
- Relevant documentation that individuals can upload (optional)
Submissions are confidential, and are only accessible to members of the Equity and Justice Committee. Although anonymous reporting is allowed, the committee's ability to respond in such instances may be limited.