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Filing a Complaint

University of West Florida prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation), veteran status or any other legally protected group status.

Complaints against faculty, staff, contractors, visitors, and other third parties are handled by the Equal Opportunity Office within the Office of Human Resources. If you believe you have been treated differently because of your membership in one or more protected groups, you may file a complaint using the Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation Complaint Form.

Written complaints must be received within 180 days of the event or act which is alleged to be discriminatory, harassing or retaliatory.  The Equal Opportunity Coordinator will make a threshold determination as to whether the allegations constitute a violation of University policy within 10 business days (excluding University holidays and closures) of the date the complaint was filed.  For a complete description of the investigative process, please see the Equal Opportunity Investigative Procedures.

The University supports the right of any individual who believes that a violation of University policy has occurred to present a good faith complaint and receive an impartial review. Accordingly, it is considered a violation of University policy for any act of retaliation to be taken against an individual because the individual has filed a good faith complaint.

Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation Complaint Form