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Expectations for OHSU members

When it comes to discriminatory misconduct: 

  • OHSU employees, except designated confidential employees, must report discriminatory misconduct they hear about to OCIC or to their Human Resources business partner. 
  • Students are not required to report discriminatory misconduct. 
  • All OHSU members are encouraged to report discriminatory misconduct they experience. 
  • See OHSU's Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation policy for more detail.  

Unsure if you need to report? Call OCIC at 503-494-5148 

OCIC, formerly Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO), reviews and investigates reports of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We also advise and educate the OHSU community about prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation, Title IX, accommodations and affirmative action. 

We are a team of trained investigators and compliance officers who serve all members of the OHSU community. This includes students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. We investigate reports of discriminatory misconduct with a neutral, fact-finding approach. Our education and training programs support fair treatment for all. 

Contact OCIC at 503-494-5148 or

What we do

  • We review and investigate reports of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including sexual misconduct. 
  • We advise OHSU managers, faculty, staff and students about prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation. 
  • We administer programs and procedures relating to Title IX and accommodations
  • We advise the OHSU community on OHSU policies about protected characteristics and bias-related concerns. 
  • We offer education, training and other resources to build an equitable community and to prevent prohibited discrimination and harassment. 

OHSU policy strictly prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on any protected characteristic.  

Prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation can occur between many different types of people including: 

  • Employees and managers 
  • Co-workers 
  • Faculty members  
  • Staff members and outside contractors or vendors 
  • Faculty members and staff or students 
  • Staff members and patients 
  • Members of different genders 
  • Members of the same gender 

If you have questions about a potential violation of OHSU policy, contact OCIC (503) 494-5148, or one of the other reporting options

The most common protected characteristics are:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • Race/color
  • Family Medical Leave Act (use of)
  • Religion
  • Oregon Family Medical Leave Act (use of)
  • Retaliation
  • Gender
  • Sexual harassment
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation/gender expression
  • Military/reserve status
  • Veteran's status
  • National origin
  • Whistleblower
  • Worker compensation system (use of)

    What to expect when you contact us

    You can contact OCIC 24 hours a day through our voicemail line or email. We respond to calls and emails as soon as possible and give priority to urgent cases.

    After you send a message, an OCIC team member will contact you to discuss reporting options. OCIC will work with you to determine whether there is a potential violation of OHSU policy.

    You may submit an OCIC report at any time.

    OCIC is a neutral and independent department. Before filing a report with us, you may find it helpful to contact one of the options for confidential advocacy and support.

    What to expect if you submit a report

    After you submit a report, a team member will be in touch. The process and timeline for resolution varies depending on your specific situation. All reports are treated with care and as much privacy as possible. 

    We know that these can be difficult and painful situations. Confidential advocacy and support are available throughout the process.

    OCIC values

    OHSU is a place where all are welcome, valued, safe, and respected. We honor, respect, embrace and value the unique contributions and perspectives of all employees, patients, students, volunteers and our local and global communities.

    OCIC strives to be a trusted, expert resource and partner supporting, educating and leading the OHSU community in the areas of equity, access and civil rights.

    We are:

    • Collaborative
    • Compassionate
    • Courageous
    • Helpful
    • Knowledgeable