SUBMITTING A COMPLAINT/REPORT

How to File a Complaint

The University of Northwestern Ohio strives to create and maintain a positive academic and social environment both on-campus and in the community. There are times, however, when members of our community may feel that others have engaged in actions that diminish either the environment or disrespect the individual. In these instances, members of the community have the right to file a complaint with the University.

  1. Deadline for Filing –Complaints for sexual misconduct and/or retaliation must be filed within three hundred (300) days of the last instance of alleged discrimination. An individual seeking to file a complaint after this deadline expires may submit a written request for a waiver to the appropriate UNOH Title IX Coordinator, setting forth the reason(s) why the individual failed to file the complaint before the 300-day deadline expired.  UNOH encourages individuals to timely report complaints.  Delays in reporting may prevent UNOH from fully investigating the complaint, as witnesses may be unavailable or unable to recall details and evidence may be unavailable or destroyed.
  2. Where to File – Individuals may make complaints by submitting the complaint form available on the UNOH website at: https://www.unoh.edu/title-ix/submit-a-report.html. The completed form may be emailed to titleix@unoh.edu or mailed to Title IX Coordinator, UNOH; 1441 N. Cable Road; Lima, OH 45805.

Students are encouraged to report any suspected violations of this Policy to the Title IX Coordinator for Students, Danielle McClure, at (419) 998-3157, by email at dmcclure@unoh.edu, or in person at the first floor of the 13000 Building, and/or by calling the Office of Safety Services at (419) 998-3167.

Employees are encouraged to report any suspected violations of this Policy to the Title IX Coordinator for Employees, Geri Morris, at (419) 998-3106, by email at geri@unoh.edu, or in person at the first floor of the 1000 Building, and/or by calling the Office of Safety Services at (419) 998-3167.

When making a complaint/report, individuals will be asked to provide details regarding the incident, the parties involved, and potential witnesses. 

  1. Anonymous Complaints – Although anonymous complaints are permitted, doing so may limit UNOH’s ability to investigate and respond to a complaint. Similarly, if a complainant requests that his or her name or identifying information be withheld from the respondent, doing so may limit UNOH’s ability to investigate and respond to the complaint.