Third Party / Anonymous Reporting
Although in most cases the information you send will remain anonymous, nothing is ever completely confidential on the internet. Read More …
An anonymous report is an unofficial means to inform the University administration that a sexual assault has occurred. It was developed to encourage reporting by students without risk of exposure or being forced to file charges.
Because this is unofficial, the police cannot make an arrest based on this report, but it will provide useful information to the police, administration, and the SDVS Coordinator regarding the types of assaults that are occurring at the University.
You may file a Third-Party/Anonymous Report whether or not you later file a criminal complaint, or use any of the internal adjudication options at UVA. The report itself is kept on file at the University Police Department.
If you send the report through this web page, however, the information will be sent without identifying headers to the SDVS Office, where a form will be filled out based on the responses you provide. That form, in turn, will be sent to the police.
Important Note Regarding Confidentiality
Although in most cases the information you send will remain anonymous, nothing is ever completely confidential on the internet. Files may be illegally hacked into. In addition, if a criminal or civil case were to be filed, it is theoretically possible for the identity of the sender to be discovered if a subpoena were filed for this record, although, this would be an unusual situation.
If you have any concerns about confidentiality, you may wish to file your Third Party Report by calling SARA at 977-7273 or the SDVS Office at 982-2774 without identifying yourself.