Report an Incident

It is OSU's expectation that students, faculty and staff will report all violations of which they become aware. If you need assistance determining how or to whom an incident should be reported, contact Student Conduct Education and Administration.

File a Complaint Against a Student

A "complaint" is an official report to the university alleging that an OSU student has violated the Student Code of Conduct. To submit a report of any concerning behavior or to allege that the Student Code of Conduct has been violated, submit a complaint online. You will be required to enter your Okstate credintials to access the form. If you do not have Okstate credintials and would like to file a complaint contact 405-744-5470. Provide as much detail as possible in your complaint, giving dates and times of events and a detailed description of what has occurred. If other people observed what happened or are familiar with the situation, you may also complete a  Witness Statement. Once your complaint has been received, Student Conduct will contact you and begin an investigation into the situation. Annoumous complaints do not allow for follow up and therefore should not be submitted. 

As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, section III, letter A, number 1:

Complaints:

  1. Any member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) or any person who is unaffiliated with the university who has knowledge of an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct may file a complaint against a student alleging that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct has occurred. The university may itself initiate a complaint.    
  2. Such complaint should be filed with Student Conduct Education and Administration as soon as possible but within 180 calendar days (not university business days) of the alleged violation. A late complaint may be accepted with the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Coordinator of Student Conduct Education and Administration or their designee.
  3. The complaint must be submitted via approved online form and electronically signed by appropriate technical method. Online form is found at https://studentconduct.okstate.edu/report.
  4. Complaints may be initiated for incidents where concurrent criminal charges are pending. The university may adjudicate incidents without regard to either pending civil litigation or criminal prosecution. University conduct proceedings may proceed before, during or after court proceedings.

Report Concerning Behavior to the Behavioral Consultation Team

The Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) is a specially trained group of professional staff members from several university departments with mental health, student development, law enforcement, academic, administrative and legal expertise. The team investigates and evaluates threats and other concerning behavior, and implements strategies for managing individuals that may pose a threat of harm. The team’s goal is to work with all parties involved to effect a safe campus environment.  You should report anything that concerns you to the BCT, even if it is not a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or the law. There are a number of ways to report a situation to BCT:

  • In an emergency, call 911.
  • Call the BCT Hotline (answered only Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 405-744-3333.
  • In a non-emergency, call OSUPD after business hours at 405-744-6523.
  • Notify any member of the team directly:
    • Dr. Lee Bird, Vice President for Student Affairs, 405-744-5328.
    • Dr. Trevor Richardson, Interim Director of University Counseling Services, 405-744-5458.
    • Chief Leon Jones, OSU Police, 405-744-6528.
    • Aleigha Mariott, Coordinator of Student Conduct, 405-744-5470.

Consider Reporting This Situation To The Police

If you believe that someone's behavior violated the law, you are encouraged to report the situation to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The OSU Police department has jurisdiction to investigate and respond to allegations of criminal misconduct that occur on campus. The Stillwater Police respond to situations that are off campus but within the municipal city limits of Stillwater. Other area law enforcement agencies include the Payne County Sheriff's Office, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Payne County District Attorney's Office.

At your request, Student Conduct will assist you in reporting to the appropriate law enforcement agency. It is important to note that it is not required that you report a situation to the police in order for the university to investigate and respond to a situation.

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Information on reporting options and how SCEA can help if you are the victim of a crime

Information on bullying/cyberbullying and how SCEA can help

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