Making a report

Those wanting to report an incident of protected class discrimination or harassment, or sexual harassment including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, are encouraged to use this incident report form to do so.

Next Steps: Upon receipt of a report, the Title IX Coordinator may contact the reporting party for additional information.  The Coordinator will then contact the Complainant (the person who experienced the prohibited conduct) and invite them to schedule an intake appointment.  During the intake appointment, the Coordinator will provide information about private and confidential resources, offer supportive measures, review resolution options and explain the need for a formal complaint if the Complainant wants to engage in a resolution procedure.  Complainants are welcome and encouraged to bring a supportive mentor, friend, or relative to the intake appointment if doing so would be helpful.

Anonymous reports, when received, are maintained and may be helpful, but there is little that the College can do to respond to anonymous reports.  A person who wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss their concerns.

Mandatory Reporting: All Eckerd College faculty and staff, (unless designated a “confidential resource”) are expected to share known information about prohibited conduct with the Title IX Coordinator immediately. Reports can be made using this incident report form.

The College seeks to remove barriers and foster increased reporting in order to ensure equitable access to supportive measures, policies, and procedures for all College community members. Employees may not promise confidentiality or withhold information about prohibited conduct. Failure or delay in reporting suspected prohibited conduct in a timely manner may subject an employee to appropriate discipline, which may include any form of employee discipline, ranging from education and counseling to removal from a position or termination of employment.

Exceptions:  Employees are not required to report information disclosed at public awareness events (e.g., “Take Back the Night,” candlelight vigils, protests, or other public forums in which students may disclose prohibited conduct (collectively, public awareness events)); or during an individual’s participation as a subject in an Institutional Review Board-approved human subjects research protocol (IRB research). The College may provide information about Title IX and available College and community resources and support at public awareness events. In addition, Institutional Review Boards may, in appropriate cases, require researchers to provide such information to all subjects of IRB research.