A College employee who has the authority to redress sex-based misconduct, who has the duty to report incidents of such misconduct or other student misconduct, or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty is a Responsible Employee. 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.
A Responsible Employee must report to the Title IX Coordinator all relevant details about an alleged incident of sex-based misconduct shared by a student, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident, and the names of all involved individuals.
To the extent possible, information shared with a Responsible Employee will be disclosed only to the Title IX Coordinator and those individuals responsible for handling the College’s response to the report.
The following categories of employees are the College’s Responsible Employees:
- Title IX Coordinator(s)
- College Administrators
- Supervisors and Managerial Staff
- Campus Police
- Advisors of student clubs/organizations found here.
Before a student reveals any information to Responsible Employee, the employee should ensure that the student understands the employee’s reporting obligations. If the student wants to make a confidential report, the Responsible Employee should direct the student to confidential resources.
If the student wants to tell the Responsible Employee what happened but also maintain confidentiality, the employee should tell the student that the College will consider the request, but that the College cannot guarantee it 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’s request for confidentiality.