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Disclosures to Responsible Employees

Information that you disclose about Prohibited Conduct to certain University employees, called “Responsible Employees,” will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.  A “Responsible Employee” is any University employee who is not a Confidential Employee. Responsible Employees are required to report all relevant details about an incident of alleged Prohibited Conduct—including the names of the reporting student, the parties, any witnesses, and any other relevant information (e.g., the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident)—to the University’s Title IX Coordinator through this Just Report It website. The Title IX Coordinator will provide you with information about your resources and options, offer appropriate and available remedial and protective measures, and take appropriate action to resolve the reported incident as promptly and equitably as possible. To the extent possible, information that you disclose to a Responsible Employee 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.

It is your responsibility to understand the different reporting obligations of Confidential Employees and Responsible Employees. If you are unsure about whether a particular University employee is a Responsible Employee, you should ask before disclosing any information you wish to remain confidential.

If you wish to tell a Responsible Employee what happened but also to maintain confidentiality (i.e., request that the information be maintained confidentially, that no investigation occur, and/or that no disciplinary action be taken), you may make a “Request for Confidentiality.  The University will seek to honor your 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 Requesting Confidentiality.