Report An Incident

Reporting by Responsible Employees

Pursuant to the Reporting Policy, a “Responsible Employee” is any University employee who is not a Confidential Employee. Except with respect to disclosures at public events and certain research-based disclosures (see below), a Responsible Employee is required to report to the University’s Title IX Coordinator all information (e.g., the names of the reporting student, the parties, any witnesses, and any other relevant information, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident) disclosed to him or her about an incident of Prohibited Conduct. The University has created a secure form on this Just Report It website for this purpose. Upon receipt of this report, the Title IX Coordinator will offer appropriate and available remedial and protective measures to affected students, and take appropriate action to resolve the reported incident as promptly and equitably as possible. To the extent possible, information reported to the Title IX Coordinator will be shared only with a limited circle of other University employees who “need to know” in order to assist in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of the reported incident.

A student may wish to tell a Responsible Employee what happened but also to maintain confidentiality (i.e., may request that the University not share his or her identity with the alleged perpetrator(s), that no investigation occur, and/or that no disciplinary action be taken).  This “Request for Confidentiality” should be indicated on the Just Report It form. The University will seek to honor the student’s Request for Confidentiality to the extent it can do so consistent with its obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. For more information about how the University evaluates Requests for Confidentiality, see Requests for Confidentiality.

Pursuant to the Reporting Policy, Responsible Employees will not report to the Title IX Coordinator any disclosure of alleged Prohibited Conduct that is made by a University student during or in connection with (1) public awareness events (e.g., “Take Back the Night,” candlelight vigils, protests, “survivor speak-outs” or other public forums in which students may disclose incidents of Prohibited Conduct), or (2) a student’s participation as a subject in an Institutional Review Board-approved human subjects research protocol.  These disclosures are not considered notice to the University of Prohibited Conduct for purposes of triggering its obligation to investigate any particular incident(s). The University may, however, provide information at such events, and to subjects of such research trials, about students’ Title IX rights and about available University and community resources and support services.

Responsible Employees are responsible for:

  • Communicating to students who are considering disclosing or have disclosed information about alleged Prohibited Conduct that, as Responsible Employees, they are required to report such information to the University;
  • Reporting information they receive about alleged Prohibited Conduct promptly through this Just Report It form;
  • Completing all applicable University training on reporting requirements and staying current on training requirements; and
  • Contacting the University’s Title IX Coordinator with questions or concerns.  For the names and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, see Contacts.

Resources for Responsible Employees:

Talking Points for Responsible Employees

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: What Students Need to Know, a quick-reference guide for students.

Resource and Reporting Guide for Students, a detailed description of reporting options and available resources for students.