Reporting Options | For Allegations Against Faculty & Staff

Reporting Options For Allegations Against Faculty & Staff

MIT makes a variety of options available so each individual may choose an option best suited to their situation. The chart below outlines the different methods and purposes of reporting. Reaching out to the IDHR Office does not trigger an automatic formal investigation. “Reporting” simply means letting either the IDHR Office or MIT Police know something has occurred. More information is available about individual reporting options below, including how you would report, who would have access to your report information, and what the next steps could be. These reporting options lead to different pathways including no action, information only, supportive measures, informal resolution processes, and the formal investigation process.

IDHR Office

You may want to connect with IDHR because:

  • You want to know more about your resolution options and resources
  • You want MIT to know something is happening that is making you uncomfortable/unsafe
  • You want access to supportive measures
  • You want access to informal/alternative dispute resolution processes
  • You would like to file a formal complaint
Contact IDHR directly at idhr@mit.edu or phone at 617-715-4080 An IDHR staff member will contact you to schedule a time to meet or talk.  IDHR can provide information on available resources, discuss the informal resolution process, and explain the procedure for formal investigations.
Submit the IDHR Incident Report Form You can submit this form to let IDHR know about an incident of discrimination or discriminatory harassment.  You may submit this form anonymously.  This is not a formal complaint.
File a Formal Complaint A formal complaint begins the complaint resolution process outlined in P&P Section 9.8.  IDHR handles formal complaints of discrimination or discriminatory harassment.

Human Resources

Contact your Human Resources Officer (HRO) HROs are the primary contact for employment-related issues.  HROs can provide information on available resources, discuss the informal resolution process, and explain the procedure for formal investigations.
File a Formal Complaint A formal complaint begins the complaint resolution process outlined in P&P Section 9.8. Human Resources handles formal complaints of inappropriate conduct that are not based on protected class.
File a Request for Review of Non-Conduct Policy This form is used to file a complaint about a violation of an employment policy that does not involve any allegations of employee conduct, discrimination, or discriminatory harassment.

Other Reporting Options

Anonymous Reporting Hotline MIT has established an anonymous reporting hotline for whistleblowers or other complaints about wrongdoing and violations of Institute policy. The reporting system is hosted and maintained by a third-party vendor called Ethicspoint. Please note that MIT may be limited in its ability to respond to anonymous complaints.
MIT Police The MIT Police are the primary contact for all emergencies on campus. You should contact the MIT Police with any allegations of criminal activity. You can call 617-253-1212 for emergencies and 617-253-2996 for non-emergencies.