11.1 Principle and Rationale
The University of Iowa encourages its faculty, staff, and students to make good-faith reports of university-related misconduct. The commitment to improve the quality of the university through such reports is vital to the well-being of the entire campus community. Retaliation as a response to a good-faith report, whether determined to be founded or unfounded, will not be tolerated. Retaliation, whether actual or threatened, destroys a sense of community and trust that is central to a quality environment. The university, therefore, wishes to make clear that it considers acts or threats of retaliation in response to good-faith reports to constitute a serious violation of university policy.