How do I make a report 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!
By now you’ve learned what it means to be a Responsible Employee, what constitutes a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, and how to talk to a student who has disclosed an incident to you. But how do you make an official report with the Title IX office?
You can call, email, meet with the Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator via Zoom or in person*, or fill out the report form online. The method is not important; what is important is to get the information to Title IX Coordinator Casey Bieberich or one of the deputy coordinators. Even if you think someone else may have already notified Casey, you still need to make a report (the bystander effect also impacts the tendency to assume someone else will report the incident).
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.
*Please note that in order to assist with dedensifying campus, staff may be working remotely. We suggest emailing or requesting an appointment ahead of time.