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Conversations with Confidential Resources are privileged communications are not disclosed to others, including law enforcement or university officials. Disclosures of sexual misconduct to a confidential resource will not provide notice to the University and the victim can still receive medical treatment, advocacy services, legal assistance and counseling and the matter will remain confidential to the extent permissible at law. 

Disclosures of sexual misconduct to responsible employee and/or Non-Confidential Resources may lead to the University launching an investigation into the incident, even in the absence of any identifying information. A responsible employee must report to the Title IX Coordinator all relevant details about alleged sexual misconduct that the student or other person has shared and that the University will need to determine what occurred and resolve the situation.

 Responsible Employee: is any employee who:

  • Has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence;

  • Has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students; or

  • Anyone a student or co-worker could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Before a person reveals information that he or she may wish to keep confidential, a responsible employee should make every effort to ensure that the person understands the employee’s reporting obligation.

If an investigation does proceed, the claimant (victim) may request confidentiality. If the Title IX Coordinator honors a request for confidentiality, the claimant must understand that the University’s ability to effectively investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action against the alleged respondent (offender) may be limited.

Get more information about Responsible Employees.