How to compassionately talk to a student as a Responsible Employee
Every week this month, we will be giving you information about what it means to be a Responsible Employee, and how to balance the goal of providing compassionate support to students while following the rules of Title IX reporting. Start by reading through the Responsible Employee FAQ and resources. While you’re there, bookmark the page for regular review!
We created a web page with the various actions and responses you need to know, including how to explain to the student what your role is as a Responsible Employee, what it means to make a report to the Title IX office, how to make the report, and how to access confidential resources on and off campus.
Most importantly, always be clear about your nonconfidential role as a Responsible Employee, listen without judgment, and provide compassionate support.
Remember: We respect students’ agency and choice, and making a Title IX report does NOT automatically initiate an investigation or action. Reporting simply allows the person best equipped to offer resources to reach out and ensure that the students involved know all of their options.
Next week: How do I make a report?