Students are advised to keep accurate and detailed records of situations from which conflicts have arisen. Record facts such as date, time, place, description, and witnesses (if any) of the situation. Students should also chronicle the steps taken to resolve the conflict, and the responses received.
When confidentiality is an issue, students are advised to inquire about confidentiality before consulting with anyone for advice or guidance. In the event where a formal grievance is filed, all parties involved in the dispute will be notified. University policy as well as state and federal law prohibit retaliation against any person because s/he has filed a discrimination complaint or served as a witness in the complaint investigation.