TIPS adds new way to report campus matters, concerns

TIPS adds new way to report campus matters, concerns

Beginning Sept. 3, UNL’s website will provide a link to a new reporting service. TIPS, an online reporting system that can be accessed via a new permanent link in the footer of the UNL.edu home page, expands the methods by which any member of the university community can share matters they feel need to be elevated or addressed.

Reports can be made anonymously and confidentially about matters ranging from discrimination or inappropriate behavior to acts of kindness.

Upon submission, the TIPS reports go to Awareity, an outside firm, to protect anonymity and confidentiality. They are then forwarded to a team of UNL administrators assigned to handle reports submitted through the system.

“A positive climate is critical to our success as a university,” said Chancellor Harvey Perlman. “This system provides an added mechanism for the campus community to work together to ensure our university maintains a welcoming environment.”

UNL joins a number of colleges and universities around the nation who have added similar services. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to become familiar with the TIPS service by clicking here.

While TIPS provides an additional on-campus resource for UNL, it is not a 911 or emergency reporting site. Reports submitted through the service may not receive an immediate response. If any member of the university community sees an emergency in progress, they should call the UNL Police Department at 402-472-2222 (2-2222 from an on-campus phone) or 911 right away.

Sign up for UNL Alerts: Separately, UNL will continue to employ the UNL Alert mass notification system to rapidly send messages to campus in the event of an emergency or severe weather situation. UNL Alert sends text messages and emails to the device and address that users designate. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up at http://emergency.unl.edu/unlalert. This year, UNL Alerts will also appear simultaneously on the following UNL Twitter accounts: @PrepareUNL, @UNLPD, @UNLNews and @UNLincoln.