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Responsible, Private, or Confidential?

If you are unsure of someone’s duties to report or ability to maintain your privacy, it is always best to ask them before you talk to them.

Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and abilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the college and upon college policy. When consulting campus resources, all parties should be aware of confidentiality, privacy, and responsible reporting in order to make informed choices.

If you are unsure of someone’s duties to report or ability to maintain your privacy, it is always best to ask them before you talk to them.

Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and abilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the college and upon college policy. When consulting campus resources, all parties should be aware of confidentiality, privacy, and responsible reporting in order to make informed choices.

Confidential Resources

Confidential resources include counseling and medical services and do not have to report any information to the college about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, or stalking (unless there is a threat of harm, a child involved, a weapon involved, or and unknown dangerous person on campus).

The following are confidential resources (who do not report any information).

  • On-campus:
    • Metcalf Counseling Service
    • Baldwin Health Service
  • Off-campus:
    • Center for Victim Safety & Support
    • Counselors/Doctors
  • On/Off Campus
    • Clergy
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Private Resources

Private resources include SART advocates, the SAVP Director, house team representatives and student fellows, and other student employees. They are required to fill out an anonymous report form that does not include any of the student's identifying information (unless there is a threat of harm, a child involved, a weapon involved, or and unknown dangerous person on campus).

The following are private resources (who do not report any identifiable information; they fill out an anonymous incident report).

  • SAVP Director/Violence Prevention Educator
  • SART Advocates
  • Student Fellows/House Team
 
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Responsible Employees

Responsible offices/employees include all Faculty, House Advisors, Office of the President, Senior Officers of the College, Human Resources, and all other Deans/Directors. Notice to a responsible employees is official notice to the college and responsible employees are required to notify the Title IX office of disclosures regarding all forms of sexual misconduct.

You have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment to be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. Formal reporting means that information will be shared only as necessary with people who need to be told, including investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual. 

The following are responsible employyes (who report information about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and stalking to Title IX Coordinator). 

  • President
  • Campus Safety & Security
  • Director of Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator and Faculty Director of Affirmative Action
  • House Advisors/Residential Life Professional Staff
  • Senior Officers/Deans/Administrators with supervisory responsibilities
  • Academic Deans/Department Chairs/Program Directors
  • All Faculty
  • Coaches, Athletic Trainers, and Athletic Directors
  • All other employees
    (Employees supervising overnight domestic or international student trips; Human Resources Administrators; Student Conduct Administrators/ Student Activities Staff; Advisors to student organizations; Any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.)
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