Confidentiality & Reporting
Statement Regarding Privacy
The College is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual assault and harassment. In any report under this policy, every effort will be made to protect the privacy interests of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a thorough review of the allegation.
The privacy of the parties will be respected and safeguarded at all times. All College employees who are involved in the College’s Title IX response, including Dean’s Panel members, receive specific training and guidance about safeguarding private information.
Privacy and confidentiality have distinct meanings under this policy.
Privacy generally means that information related to a report of misconduct will only be shared with a limited circle of individuals. The use of this information is limited to those College employees who "need to know" in order to assist in the active review, investigation, or resolution of the report. While not bound by confidentiality, these individuals will be discreet and respect the privacy of all individuals involved in the process.
Confidentiality means that information about sexual misconduct shared by a student cannot be revealed to any other individual without express permission of the reporting student, except where there is immediate and serious concern about the student’s safety or that of others in this community.
If you want to make a confidential report of sexual misconduct, note the following:
- CAPS staff and listed licensed/ordained religious advisers will treat your report in a completely confidential manner, except where there is immediate and serious concern about your safety or that of others.
- Health Center and Women’s Center staff, including the Women’s Center Student Assistants will only report to the College that an incident of sexual misconduct has occurred, but without any personally identifying information, except if there is immediate and serious concern about your safety or that of others.
- Those considered Responsible Employees (all College employees except those noted above and students in positions of leadership in the Customs Program acting in their capacities as UCAs, CPs, HCOs, AMAs, PAFs, iSRPs and SRPs) are required to report to the College all they know of an incident of sexual misconduct.