Relationships are built on trust. There are times when trust and assurances of confidentiality become intertwined. It is for this reason that we encourage all employees of the university to avoid making assurances of confidentiality when confronted with disclosures about past or current experiences of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Law and policy requirements—driven by concerns about campus safety—may override a request or desire to maintain confidentiality.
Academic or Administrative Officers
Individuals required to report sexual misconduct under university policy are called academic or administrative officers (A/AOs). Click here to determine if you might be an A/AO. The University's Sexual Harassment Policy provides context and additional information about A/AOs and their responsibilities.
Campus Security Authorities
A/AOs under university policy may also have reporting requirements as campus security authorities (CSAs) as defined by the federal Clery Act. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial programs to keep and disclose information about crime on or near campus.
An incident reporting form is available for submitting information about campus crime, including sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Names and identifying information do not need to be shared. Data are used for statistical purposes only, with the goal of providing transparency. Annual security reports are available for download from the Department of Public Safety website.