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Important Announcements

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We are always looking to improve the protected identity harm (PIH) process. Here you can review important announcements about updates. 

PIH Process and Website Updates

March -April 2023

The PIH Reporting process was updated to clarify goals and vision. The following have been updated:

  • The Form
    • The reporting form now requires SUNet authorization, thus preventing anonymous reporting (April 12).
    • The form now requires the reporting party to submit an email address (April 21).
    • The form no longer includes questions that request information about the description of the offending party (April 21).
  • The Process
    • Reporting that is connected to academic engagement (which includes any pedagogical, research and/or educational activities) is no longer accepted for PIH Reporting. Any issues that occur in connection with academic engagement or pedagogical, research and/or educational activities are to be reported to the dean of a school or their designee (March 14).
    • Data for incidents connected to academic engagement are no longer kept in the PIH Reporting system (March 14).
  • The Website
    • A new section was added to the website to highlight the intersection of free speech and inclusion in the process (April 12).
    • The website clarifies that data storage follows all university procedures (April 12).
    • Clarifications were added to confirm that the process does not call for or support affirmative contact with anyone named in a report other than the reporting party(ies) or affected community (April 12).
    • PIH dashboard incidents will be limited to incidents that meet the legal definition of a hate crime or a crime based on hate, unlawful discrimination, or harassment (April 12).
    • Dashboard incidents will also include any report when a campus stay-away letter or a restraining order is issued associated with a person or persons against whom a PIH report has been made (April 21).
    • The website was updated to reflect all the above changes (April 12 and April 21).

PIH Dashboard Website Launched

March 2022

We recently launched a webpage summarizing significant PIH incidents that can potentially affect the university community at large. The site was developed with and for students and provides an easily and readily accessible online resource describing what happened and how the university is responding. Three examples from the past year are included, and additional items will be added in real time should they occur. Find out more about what incidents are included and why on the dashboard

PIH Process Announced

October 2021

See a news story about our renewed commitment to this process.

September 2021

After several months of benchmarking, research and discussion, a working group made a recommendation to the Vice Provost of Student Affairs to rename the Acts of Intolerance process in an effort to counter what felt misleading and outdated. The approved process will now be called Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Reporting. We hope that the new name captures the vision and intention of addressing harm to individuals and communities.