How to File a Complaint

Iowa State University's primary goal is to prevent discrimination and harassment and stop such behavior if it occurs.  To that end, Iowa State University has adopted informal and formal processes through which discrimination and harassment complaints can be resolved.

Iowa State University takes all claims of discrimination and harassment seriously.  If you feel that you have been discriminated or harassed based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity by one of the following methods:

In person: 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road
Via phone: 515 294-7612 or Hotline: 515-294-1222
Via email:
Via Complaint Intake Form

Where to File a Complaint:

  • Any person may file a complaint against a faculty member, staff, or student with the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m or by appointment.
  • If you decide to file a formal complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity, you will need to complete an Intake Form in addition to submitting a written, signed complaint. This formal complaint process is explained in more detail in the University's policy. Our staff can also answer questions about the formal complaint process.
  • If you wish to file a complaint with an external agency,

Complaint Resolution: