Equity Grievance Panel members are an informal source of advice and referral for those who seek a solution to problems of discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, or who wish to discuss their concern before deciding whether to file a formal complaint.
Equity Grievance Panel members endeavor to listen to and respect the wishes of an individual who brings forward a discrimination or harassment concern. You are not alone.
It may not be possible, however, for a conversation with a panel member to be kept in confidence due to ethical and legal obligations to investigate incidents for the protection of all members of the community. Said another way, the adviser may not be able to simply to listen, without taking action.