At the university, those required to report to the Office of Equity (OE) are called "responsible employees." Any faculty or staff member who is considered a "responsible employee," as defined herein, who witnesses or receives information regarding possible prohibited protected characteristic discrimination or harassment, any form of sexual misconduct, and/or related retaliation is required to promptly report the information to the OE or their designee.
Anyone who has the authority to, hire, promote, discipline, evaluate. grade, formally advise or direct faculty, staff, or students.
Anyone disclosing conduct related to these policies may be reaching out in an attempt to get the behaviors to stop or to obtain resources for support and safety. The university does not expect responsible employees to know how to handle these situations and it is not always clear that the behavior falls within our policies. This is why it is important to report all concerns and relevant information to the OE as soon as possible.
Such information about the alleged conduct, where possible, should include if known:
The university may have an obligation to report to the police, keeping the name of the victim confidential, in circumstances where the incident includes an allegation that a crime has been committed.