University employees called “Mandatory Reporters” are required to report sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or retaliation to the university. Mandatory Reporters are not confidential university resources.
The only way for any person to provide notice to the university of an incident of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or retaliation (collectively called “prohibited conduct”) is to report the incident to a Mandatory Reporter. A complainant may opt to report an incident of prohibited conduct to a Mandatory Reporter but decline to disclose the identity of the respondent; in that case, the university will offer interim measures to the complainant, but the university’s ability to investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action against the respondent or take other remedial action will be limited.
If an incident is not reported to a Mandatory Reporter, then the university will not be able to take steps to: identify resources for the complainant, such as interim measures; or promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate the incident and/or resolve the situation in order to eliminate the prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on the complainant or the university community.
Mandatory Reporters are identified in the university’s policy on sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. See Appendix E, Guide for Mandatory Reporters.
Questions concerning whether a particular employee is a Mandatory Reporter should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.