Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Incident Report Form

The Incident Reporting Form, found at the end of this page, is intended to collect information from members of the MICA community about a possible violation of the College's Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy, inclusive of possible Title VII or Title IX violations.


Frequently Asked Questions About the Incident Report Form

This form is intended to collect information about a possible violation of MICA’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy, inclusive of possible Title VII or Title IX violations. If any member of the MICA community feels they have been discriminated against or harassed based on a protected class - race, ethnicity age, gender, gender identity, and so on - this form is one way to let the College know about that experience so support and intervention can be activated.

The information submitted will be sent to MICA’s equity compliance team, led by Michael Z. Patterson, Vice President of Student Affairs & Interim Title IX Coordinator. They will review the information provided and activate the appropriate individuals to provide support and investigate the report, as needed.

Assuming contact information is provided, someone will typically make contact with the person who submitted the report within 24 business hours. If the reported incident involves students, someone from Student Affairs will outreach. If the reported incident involves employees a member of Human Resources will make contact. If the report involves both students and employees contact may come from either office, depending on the details of the report. Whomever outreaches will be able to connect support resources and explain any relevant College investigation or process options.

A visual flowchart of the process can be found here.

Please provide any information that you feel may be relevant. The more detailed and complete the information is, the more comprehensively the College can respond. While not required, examples of common information included in reports would include: Names and contact information for all relevant parties
; Time, date, and location of incidents, when known
; Detailed information regarding language used, physical contact made, or other interactions that help define the nature of the behavior
; Supporting documentation such as screenshots, recordings, photographs, or other items that help describe the alleged behavior.

Individuals will have the ability to provide additional information after submitting the online form so long as they remain in contact with the College, but the more information provided in the initial submission the more appropriately MICA will be able to respond.

Yes. The College is interested in every narrative and if someone needs to submit information anonymously in order to feel safe making the report then they should. That being said, it is more difficult to thoroughly investigate concerns when the College cannot ask questions about the information. It is often more complicated to come to a resolution using solely anonymous information, although anonymous reports can be useful to help identify patterns of behavior if, for example, multiple reports are received that concern the same person or group.

Submitted reports will be reviewed as promptly as possible, typically no later than the start of the next business day. This form should not, however, be considered as activating emergency personnel to respond to an imminent safety threat. If immediate support is needed please contact 911 or MICA’s Campus Safety at 443-423-3333.

MICA prohibits retaliation as a result of submitting a report. Students submitting a report are also protected from being held responsible for alcohol or drug violations (with the exception of drug dealing) that may be uncovered as part of the violation. MICA does not want a student to avoid bringing forward a discrimination concern because, for example, they may have been intoxicated while underage during the incident.


Additional questions should be sent to Michael Z. Patterson (mpatters@mica.edu), Vice President of Student Affairs & Interim Title IX Coordinator. Detailed information about MICA’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination policy, inclusive of on- and off-campus resources as well as procedures for investigation and resolution can be found at mica.edu/titleIX.