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Privacy and Reporting
You are encouraged to speak to officials of the institution to make formal reports of incidents (deans, vice presidents, or other administrators, faculty, staff, campus security officers, and human resources). The college considers these people to be “responsible employees.” Notice to them is official notice to the institution in which the report will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator for immediate action. You have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct to be investigated by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents properly resolved through administrative procedures. Formal reporting means that only people who need to know will be informed of the report, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.
Info on Federal Law Reporting Obligations
Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations--Certain campus officials have duty to report sexual misconduct for federal statistical reporting purpose (Clery Act). All personally indentifiable information must be passed along to campus law enforcement regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off campus, in surrounding are, but no addresses are given) for publication in the annual Campus Security Report. This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety. Mandated federal reporters include: student/conduct affairs, campus law enforcement, coaches, athletic directors, student activities staff, human resources staff, advisors to student organizations and any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The information to be shared includes the date, the location of the incident (using Clery location categories) and the Clery crime category. This reporting protects the identity of the victim and may be done anonymously. Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations--Victims of sexual misconduct should also be aware that college administrators must issue immediate timely warnings for incidents reported to them that are confirmed to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The college will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. The reporters for timely warning purposes are exactly the same as detailed above.