Student Reporting and Confidentiality

The College encourages student victims of sexual discrimination, harassment and/or misconduct, including sexual violence, to talk to somebody about what happened so that victims can get the support they need and so that the College can respond appropriately.

Immunity for Good Faith Reporting: students who in good faith report an alleged violation of the College’s prohibition of sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct will be granted immunity and will not receive a disciplinary sanction for a student conduct violation (for example, underage drinking) revealed in the course of reporting. Immunity will not be provided for student conduct violations which the College determines are egregious, including, without limitation, misconduct which places the health or safety of another person at risk.

Student Reporting to “Responsible Employees”

  • A Responsible Employee must report to the Title IX Coordinator all relevant details about the alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, or misconduct shared by the victim.
  • When a student victim tells a Responsible Employee about an incident of sexual discrimination, harassment or misconduct, the student victim has the right to expect the College to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and to resolve the matter promptly and equitably.
  • To the extent possible, information reported to a Responsible Employee will be shared only with people responsible for handling the College’s response to the report.

The following categories of employees are the College’s Responsible Employees:

  • College Administrators
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Supervisors and Managerial Staff
  • Faculty
  • Campus Police
  • Coaches
  • Advisors of student clubs/organizations.

Employee Reporting and Disclosing Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and/or Misconduct of a Student

  • In addition to the reporting requirements for Responsible Employees above, all College employees who have information regarding sexual discrimination, harassment and/or misconduct of a student are encouraged to report it to the Title IX Coordinator or any Responsible Employee.

Student Requesting Confidentiality from the College: How the College Will Weigh the Request and Respond

  • If a student victim discloses an incident to a Responsible Employee but wishes to maintain confidentiality or requests that no investigation into a particular incident be conducted or disciplinary action taken, the College must weigh that request against the College’s obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all students and employees, including the student victim.

The College has designated the following individual(s) to evaluate requests for confidentiality:

  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Chief of Campus Police

If the student victim wants to tell the Responsible Employee what happened but also maintain confidentiality, the employee should tell the student victim that the request will be considered, but it cannot be guaranteed that the College will be able to honor it. In reporting the details of the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, the Responsible Employee will also inform the Title IX Coordinator of the student victim’s request for confidentiality.