Reporting

UNA is committed to supporting our community, providing fair processes to resolve complaints, and responding with compassion and prompt attention to complaints. Students are NOT required to provide additional information about the incident or participate in a university investigation in order to receive services. Our goal is to provide all students with information on reporting options so they can make an informed decision. The decision to report and when to do so is always up to you. UNA encourages reports to be made in close proximity to the incident even though reports can be made to the Title IX Coordinator, confidential resources, and law enforcement at any time. 

 

Online Reporting

Individuals may file a report online, 24/7 a week. Anonymous reports are accepted; however, anonymous reports may limit the University's ability to respond. Access the reporting form here:

Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation Online Form

 

UPD Referrals

Access the referral form here:

Police Referral Form


Formal Reporting

If a Complainant would like the University to investigate an incident, the Complainant may speak with:

Title IX Coordinator   256-765-4223
University Police   256-765-4357

Confidentiality of Reports

Information learned through a report or Investigation under this Policy is kept as private as possible and shared only on a need to know basis in order to comply with state or federal laws or to assist in the active review, investigation, or resolution of the report and related issues. 

University employees and/or agents assisting with any alleged Prohibited Conduct falling under this Policy are expected to safeguard private information in accordance with applicable laws (including, but not limited to, FERPA and other privacy laws). Information about incidents of alleged Prohibited Conduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the Title IX Coordinator determines that the University needs to take action in order to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for the entire campus community, but that disclosure will be as limited as possible.

Nothing in this Policy should be construed to unreasonably or unlawfully limit a party’s ability to prepare for, or participate in, the process used to address potential violations of this Policy. Notwithstanding, the concern for privacy extends to the parties, advisors, and witnesses. The misuse of information provided by the Office of Title IX, including the disclosure, duplication, or dissemination of information for a purpose unrelated to the gathering of evidence and/or witnesses or otherwise not for the purpose of participating or preparing for the Investigation may result in violations under this Policy.


Confidential Resources

If a reporting party would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the reporting party may speak with:

Student Counseling Services 256-765-5215
University Health Services 256-765-4328
Center for Women's Studies 256-765-4380 or 256-765-6198
Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion 256-765-5185
University Case Manager 256-765-4531
North Alabama Crisis Center 256-716-1000 (hotline)
One Place of the Shoals 256-284-7600 or 256-767-1100 (hotline)
Safe Place (domestic violence) 256-767-6210 or 1-800-550-9215
THRIVE Alabama 256-764-0492

One Place of the Shoals is a centralized, collaborative, community effort that provides victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse with necessary services under one roof. One Place of the Shoals provides legal assistance, medical exams, and counseling services. One Place of the Shoals is a confidential resource for individuals who may wish to seek legal action. One Place of the Shoals website | One Place of the Shoals Facebook page |

Who can report?
Anyone! All UNA students, faculty, staff, administration, and community members can utilize these resources.

Why should you report?
Reporting ensures that individuals have access to all of the available support services. This also helps UNA identify and address any trends or systemic problems. Reporting sexual misconduct keeps our students and campus community safe.

In the case of an emergency, CALL 911 for immediate assistance. Public Incident Report forms are not checked after business hours.