Reporting Information

CCRS Process ChartWhen submitting a report, individuals must select either Report or For Direct Action/Support. After receiving a report, the CCRS team will review it for determined action, taking the reporter's preference into consideration. The responsibility of the CCRS is to weigh requests for confidentiality against the need to investigate and protect the university community. The CCRS will attempt to keep complaints private to the extent possible and consistent with legal requirements and/or the university's policy to investigate allegations and take appropriate action.


Report Only

"I want to report my concern but wish it to remain confidential with no direct action to be taken. I understand that by bringing this matter to the attention of the Community Concerns Reporting System that the Office of the Dean of Students will look into the matter and will respond accordingly, given the information provided."

CCRS Response
  1. If review finds no potential violation of law or CWRU policy, the reporting party will not be contacted.
  2. If review finds that the incident of perceived mistreatment may have violated law or CWRU policy, the following steps will be taken:
    1. Contact/meet with reporting person in order to gather more information.
    2. Make a determination of next step or appropriate referral.
    3. Direct report to appropriate department: CWRU Police, Inclusion Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  3. Log information received for year-end report.
Direction Action/Support

"I am looking for support for my concern and would like to be contacted to set up an informal conversation about what happened."

CCRS Response
  1. Meet with reporting party to discuss support resources available and action appropriate in responding to the incident.
  2. Meet with other involved persons, discuss incident of perceived mistreatment and steps that may be taken.
  3. Direct to appropriate department: CWRU Police, Inclusion Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  4. Log information received for year-end report.