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Responsible Employee

To ensure University-wide compliance for this policy and with federal and state law, the Title IX Coordinator must be notified of all reported occurrences of discrimination or sexual misconduct and proposed resolution prior to the resolution or closure of the issue, regardless of where the report is brought or investigated. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will monitor and coordinate the resolution of grievances by other offices with concurrent jurisdiction over discrimination or sexual misconduct.

Any University employee who believes, in good faith, that discrimination on the basis of sex (which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence) has occurred or is occurring in any of its education programs or activities shall promptly make a report to the Title IX Coordinator. When at all possible, the reporting should be encouraged by individuals experiencing such treatment.

An exception to this mandatory reporting obligation is when the information was acquired within the provider/patient relationship such that there is a legally recognized provider/patient privilege.

Under Title IX, a responsible employee must report incidents of sexual misconduct. If you answer yes to any of the below questions, you are a responsible employee.

  • Do you have the authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct/violence?
  • Do you have a duty to report sexual misconduct/violence to the Title IX Coordinator?
  • Do you symbolize an employee or student leader one would reasonably believe has the authority or duty to report/remedy?

Responsible Employee Obligations

Responsible Employee is required to inform a student and/or employee of your obligation to:

  • Report the incident of sexual misconduct/violence to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Advise the person reporting of their right to available confidential resources; do not attempt to name the experience.
  • Inform the reporting party of their right to file a Title IX complaint and/or police report.

What to report to the Title IX Coordinator

  • Name of the reporting party (Victim/Survivor)
  • Name of the party being reported (Offender)
  • Date, time and location of incident
  • Pertinent details of the incident
  • Names of other parties involved (Witnesses)