The OUEC Reporting Form can be completed for any allegations of discrimination or sexual violence.

File A Report

Any member of the Northeastern community who becomes aware of possible discrimination or sexual violence is strongly encouraged to report the incident promptly through the online OUEC Reporting Form (open in new tab)which exists to assist the complainant in formulating a concise statement of their allegations and is sent directly to the Office for University Equity and Compliance.

The university encourages reports to be made as soon as possible, but there is no time limit for reporting an incident.

Upon receipt of a report, the OUEC and other designated individuals will work with all parties involved in the alleged incident. We will work to provide any appropriate interim measures or remedies to address safety, health and well being.  Should you be the Complainant or the Respondent, you will be provided with a notification that outlines your rights and available resources.

It is important that you provide as much information as possible. If you are unsure about something, please leave it blank. For ‘nature of the alleged discrimination’ and ‘nature of the incident’ choose the most relevant option(s).

Please contact the Office for University Equity and Compliance by email to set up a meeting to discuss your rights, options, and resources surrounding university policies prohibiting discrimination.

Conversations with members of the Office for University Equity and Compliance are kept private, and information about reported incidents will only be shared only with individuals who “need to know” in order to assist in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of the allegation. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.

Title IX Prohibited Offenses

If you have experienced or witnessed sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sex (including pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions), domestic violence or other conducts that violate the Title IX policy, there are a number of different options for support and reporting.

After an assault

After an assault,

Go to a safe place as soon as possible. If you or someone you know has been assaulted, the most important thing is to get to a safe space.

Call emergency services. Whether it is the police, the Northeastern Police Department, or an emergency contact. It’s important to get medical attention as needed and inform emergency services of the incident. If you want, you can file a criminal report. To find the local authorities to report to, visit our Support for Students page and select your campus location.

Preserve all physical evidence. Try not to wash your face or hands, bathe, brush your teeth, drink or eat, douche, or change clothes if you can avoid it. If you do change your clothes, put all clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault in individual paper bags (not plastic). It is important to preserve as much evidence as possible should you later decide to press criminal charges.

Seek Medical Attention. The University Health and Counseling Services offers urgent medical and counseling appointments to all students. You also have the right to go to the Emergency Room to meet a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) to both collect forensic evidence and provide medical care and support to you. NUPD can provide students with an escort to the hospital. To find a local medical center, select your campus on our Support for Students page.

Reach out to Resources. When you feel ready, visit our Resources Overview page to find resources that are right for you. You can always reach out to for support and guidance. Our office works to ensure you are aware of your rights and have the support and resources you need. Throughout the process, we will support you with compassion and equity, while also respecting your privacy.

What constitutes as a Title IX Prohibited Offense?

Prohibited Offenses are the conduct prohibited by this policy and includes Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Retaliation involving a person of the Northeastern community.

Sexual Assault

 Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the Complainant, including instances where the Complainant is incapable of giving consent.

Sexual Exploitation

When a person(s) takes non-consensual sexual advantage of another, for any purpose. Sexual Exploitation includes but is not limited to:

  • Inducing Incapacitation for the Purpose of Sexual Activity: Providing drugs, alcohol, or other substances to a person(s) with or without their knowledge, with the intent to impair their ability to withhold consent or their ability to knowingly consent to sexual activity.
  • Photographing or Video/Audio Taping of Sexual Activity: The intentional viewing, filming, photographing, and/or recording in any manner or by any means transmitting and/or disseminating any recording of any type of sexual acts, partial or full nudity, and/or related materials, sounds, or images of another person without the consent of all parties involved.
  • Voyeurism: The act of intentionally observing, spying on or listening to a person(s) involved in sexual activity or in any state of undress. Voyeurism also occurs when an individual allows others to observe this behavior without the consent of all parties involved.
Sexual Harassment

Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. An employee or other community member of the university conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (Quid pro quo sexual harassment);
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person standard to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the university’s education program or activity
Domestic Violence

The intentional infliction of physical, sexual or psychological harm on a current or former roommate, partner or spouse. Domestic violence includes dating, intimate partner and relationship violence.


Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to (A) fear for their safety or the safety of others; or (B) suffer substantial emotional distress.

Discrimination Offenses

If you have experienced or witnessed harassment or discrimination including those based on race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability status, or in any other form, there are a number of different options for support and reporting.

What constitutes as discrimination?

Discrimination occurs when a person is subject to negative or adverse treatment, based on one or more of the protected characteristics described in the university’s Equal Opportunity Policy (race, color, religion, religious creed, genetics, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status) that denies or limits the individual’s ability to obtain educational benefits or interferes with the work environment.

Discriminatory Harassment

Verbal or physical conduct by a member of the faculty, staff or student body based on protected categories listed in the university’s Equal Opportunity Policy that adversely affects a term, benefits or condition of an individual’s education, employment, housing, or participation in a university activity.

Disparate Treatment

Less favorable treatment of similarly situated individuals based on their protected class status (i.e. race, color, religion, religious creed, genetics, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status).