All faculty, staff, students, and guests in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences are expected to treat each other with respect and collegiality. It is the goal of the college to create a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of their appearance, age, background, ability, identity, race, national or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. It is our firm belief that no human being should have to endure discrimination, harassment, bullying, retaliation, or inappropriate physical contact. In addition to negative effects on individuals, discrimination, harassment (in any form), and bullying create a hostile environment that reduces the quality, integrity, and pace of the advancement of science, mathematics, and engineering by marginalizing individuals and communities.
Creating a positive environment is the responsibility of every person in the college. While the healthy exchange of ideas through reason and argumentation is encouraged, attacking or disparaging others is antithetical to the mission of the college.
If you have observed, experienced, or been provided information about an incident of sexual harassment, and, or sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, retaliation or bias, please report the incident by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equity Office (AAEO) at (603) 862-2930 Voice / TTY Users 7-1-1 or submit a report via the Incident Report Form (IRF) available on the website of the Affirmative Action and Equity Office: https://www.unh.edu/affirmativeaction. Anonymous reports may be submitted with the exception of Mandatory Reporters.
If you would like to discuss an issue with a member of the CEPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee or offer a suggestion for how the committee can better serve the college, you can send an email to DEI.CEPS@unh.edu. However, you should be aware that the recipients of such an email will see your email address and that they are regularly trained to respond appropriately and in accordance with the law. This may include reporting an incident to the AAEO, even if you request that the incident remain confidential. For instance, mandatory reporters (including the recipients of emails addressed to DEI.CEPS@unh.edu) are required by law and University policy to report an incident of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, to UNH’s Title IX Coordinator.