A Responsible Employee includes any employee who:
- has the authority to take action regarding Sexual Misconduct;
- is an employee who has been given the duty of reporting Sexual Misconduct; or
- is someone another individual could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
Responsible Employees include:
- the Title IX Coordinator and any Title IX Deputies;
- all institution administrators;
- all non-confidential employees in their supervisory roles;
- all faculty;
- institution law enforcement;
- residential directors;
- resident advisors; and
- all other non-confidential first responders.
Responsible employees will safeguard an individual's privacy, but are required by the university to share information regarding Sexual Misconduct with the Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy in recognition of the understanding that centralized reporting is an important tool to address, eliminate, and prevent Sexual Misconduct.
Similarly, all students and employees not designated as Responsible Employees, while not required, are strongly encouraged to report any information to the Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy. Confidential Resources will not share information about an individual (including whether that individual has received services) without the individual's express written permission unless there is continuing threat of serious violence to the patient/client or to others or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information.