Responsible Employees Must Report Sexual Misconduct

Any faculty or staff member who is considered a responsible employee, as defined below, who witnesses or receives information regarding any possible sexual misconduct prohibited herein is required to promptly report to the Title IX Coordinator or designee all known details about the alleged sexual misconduct, including:

  1. Name of the alleged victim;
  2. Name of alleged perpetrator;
  3. Name of any alleged witnesses; and
  4. Any other relevant facts, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident.

All individuals are highly encouraged to promptly report

All individuals, even if not considered a responsible employee, are highly encouraged to promptly report such information to a responsible employee or directly to the Title IX Coordinator or designee.

Reports, complaints and other information must be provided in good faith.  It is a violation of this policy when a person knowingly or recklessly alleges a false complaint of sexual misconduct or provides false information during the course of an investigation, and violators may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment, as applicable.  This provision does not apply to reports made or information provided in good faith, even if the facts alleged in the report are not later substantiated.

Responsible employee

Means any employee who:

  1. has the authority to hire, promote, discipline, evaluate, grade, formally advise or direct faculty, staff or students;
  2. has the authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct; and/or
  3. has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator.

Note:  This definition does not include any medical, mental health, counseling or ombuds office personnel.