AA&EO Operations During COVID 19

The Affirmative Action and Equity Office (AA&EO) continues to be available to all members of the community while we pursue our work remotely.  The University of New Hampshire remains committed to a safe and welcoming environment both in-person and online. 

Reports of Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination:

AA&EO staff stand ready to respond to these reports during normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday per our standard protocol.  Those wishing to make a report may do so via phone by leaving a voicemail, email or our online Title IX Incident Report Form. Those wishing to make anonymous reports may call and leave an anonymous voice message and a member of our office will return your call as soon as possible during normal business hours.

Mandatory reporting obligations remain in effect during this time. Mandatory Reporters must report any incidents of sexual violence or harassment directly to our office immediately.  We have expanded reporting options during the COVID-19 pandemic. AA&EO Staff continues to receive phone messages and will respond promptly upon receipt, but reporters are also welcome to report via our secure Title IX Incident Report Form, or via email during this time. For more information on mandatory reporting obligations, please visit our webpageLearn More

Upon receipt of reports, AA&EO staff will continue to reach out to impacted parties to provide information and available supports. AA&EO staff are also available to meet by Zoom.  Interim measures remain available to impacted individuals and continue to be evaluated on a case by case basis.  If needed, investigations will continue to be conducted during this time.

Reports of Discrimination, Harassment and Bias:

AA&EO staff stand ready to respond to reports of discrimination, harassment and bias concerning all other protected categories during normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday per our standard protocol.  Those wanting to submit concerns of discrimination or harassment may continue to do so by calling our office directly, emailing a member of our staff, or via ReportIt!.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may do so when submitting reports via ReportIt!.  

Upon receipt of reports, AA&EO staff will reach out to the reporting party via phone, email or Zoom to answer questions, provide supports and discuss next steps. 

Additional Community Supports:

The UNH Police also continue to be available to our community during this time.  If you are reporting an emergency, dial 911.  All non-emergency matters and general questions can be reported at (603) 862-1427. 

Confidential support services also continue to be available during this time, although we recommend checking their websites for the most up to date information about their individual operations.  Those include UNH SHARPP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program), UNH Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS), UNH Health & Wellness, and the UNH Chaplains Association.   As privileged confidential services, they are not required to report anything you tell them, or about the assistance they are providing. 

AA&EO is available to answer questions and provide guidance to members of our community during this turbulent time.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns regarding reporting, response, procedures, training or other issues.