Filing a Report/Complaint

Reports/Complaints may come from a variety of places, including, but not limited to, the Office of Residence Life, Security Services, staff/faculty members, students, community members, the general public, and/or law enforcement officers. There is no time limit on when someone may file a report with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities in person or via email at conduct@pugetsound.edu. We encourage community members to file a report in a timely manner, as the amount of time that has passed may limit the ability to respond, investigate, and/or adjudicate. Additionally, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities may choose not to proceed with a report/complaint that was submitted outside of a reasonable time frame; this may include, but is not limited to, incidents in which witnesses, complainants, and/or respondents are no longer students at the university.

Reports should be filed in writing. If necessary, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is available for in-person, phone, and email consultation prior to a report being filed. Reports should include as much applicable information as possible, such as: the name of the accused student/group/organization, date(s)/time(s)/location(s) of the incident(s), witnesses, details of the incident(s), and any documentation (text messages, pictures, etc.). Reports also should include the name(s) and contact information of the person(s) filing the report.

An individual may make an anonymous report regarding alleged violations of the Student Integrity Code. Depending on the extent of the information available about the incident(s) or individual involved, the university’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, or their designee, will receive submitted anonymous reports and determine next steps.