Confidentiality

If you speak with a confidential counselor, the information you disclose will remain confidential.

If you disclose to another University employee, they are required to report this information to a Title IX Coordinator for investigation. 

Title IX requires the University to balance the needs of the individual reporting an incident who may request confidentiality with its obligation to end the harassment and consider the well being of the community at large. Depending on the facts of the alleged incident, further action may be necessary, such as a campus security alert. The alert, however, would never contain any information identifying the individual who brought the complaint.  If the misconduct is reported to the Title IX Coordinator, the University must respond appropriately.

If you are concerned about confidentiality, discuss this issue first with the University's confidential counselors, who will be able to explain various options you may take and the implications for each options and direct you to other on- or off-campus resources as appropriate.

Throughout the course of an investigation, information will be disclosed only to select officials who have an essential need to know in order to carry out their university responsibilities. Dissemination of information and/or written materials to persons not involved in the complaint procedure is not permitted. 

Will my parents be told?

In the event of major medical, disciplinary, or academic jeopardy, students are strongly encouraged to inform their parents.  University officials will directly inform parents when requested to do so by a student. While the University takes seriously a survivor's request for confidentiality, in certain instances where a health or safety emergency exist, or if the University determines such communication is otherwise deemed appropriate, parents may be contacted.