As an academic institution, Willamette welcomes a diversity of voices. We pride ourselves on our ability to discuss controversial subjects and be challenged on our deepest principles and beliefs as individuals, while remaining a community that is mutually supportive and respectful.
Willamette never tolerates discrimination in its activities or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status and sexual orientation, and we are firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws.
Willamette University’s established points of initial contact for community members (students, faculty and staff) to use in reporting any incidents of discrimination that they observe or experience are available at the following link: http://willamette.edu/dept/hr/policies/NonDiscTitleIX/contacts/index.html. Relevant university policies may be found at: http://willamette.edu/
Recognizing the complexity of these policies and processes, a group of students in the College of Liberal Arts proposed a simplified approach to reporting that would help ensure that any incidents of bias and discrimination are recognized, reported, and responded to as quickly as possible. This page, the bias system, is the outcome of their creative suggestions.
Using the form below, any member of the Willamette community may report incidents directly to Jackie Balzer, Associate Dean of Campus Life. Dean Balzer will respond promptly, directing reports to the appropriate recipients (dean, vice president, director of Human Resources, etc.) to handle according to existing university policies and procedures.
Reports may also be made directly to Dean Balzer firstname.lastname@example.org, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor, 503-370-6453.
Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent allowed under policy and law.