Confidentiality

On campus, some resources may maintain confidentiality, offering options and advice without any obligation to inform an outside agency or individual unless you have requested information to be shared or in the case of direct threat of harm. Other resources exist for you to report crimes and policy violations and these resources will take action when you report victimization to them. The following describes the reporting options at the College:

Confidential Reporting and Support

If a reporting party would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the reporting party may speak with on-campus counselors, campus health service providers, off-campus local rape crisis counselors, domestic violence resources, and local or state assistance agencies, who will maintain confidentiality except in extreme cases of immediacy of threat or danger or abuse of a minor.

Private Reporting and Support

College employees have a Duty to Report an incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. If a reporting party does not wish for their name to be shared, does not wish for an investigation to take place, or does not want a formal resolution to be pursued, the reporting party may make such a request to the Title IX Coordinator, who will evaluate that request in light of the duty to ensure the safety of the campus and to comply with federal law.

In cases indicating pattern, predation, threat, violence, and/or use of a weapon, the College may be unable to honor a request for confidentiality. In cases where the reporting party requests confidentiality and the circumstances allow the College to honor that request, the College will offer interim supports and remedies to the victim and the community, but will not otherwise pursue formal action. Formal reporting still affords privacy to the reporter, and only a small group of officials who need to know will be told. The circle of people with this knowledge will be kept as tight as possible to preserve the rights and privacy of those involved.