The university seeks to respect requests for confidentiality in its response to incidents of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. However, it may be necessary to reveal certain personally identifying information to investigate and address complaints effectively. For example, Title IX investigations cannot be pursued anonymously, and a formal report must be made. In such cases, the university takes steps to ensure that information is only shared as necessary, on a need-to-know basis, to resolve the underlying allegations.
Requests for Confidentiality
The university generally will honor a complainant’s request for confidentiality, however this will limit the university’s ability to investigate the complaint and provide interim or other relief to the complainant. In some instances, depending on the nature of the incident (e.g., perpetrator has committed multiple offenses), the university must investigate and take steps to address the incident to ensure the safety of the campus community. The university will take action to notify the complainant if there is a need to conduct an investigation.
Confidential Sources on Campus
See Support & Resources for a list of confidential on-campus resources. Information provided to the confidential resources will not be shared with the Title IX Coordinator.
University employees, including faculty, administrators, residence coordinators, and residence advisors, must report to the Title IX Coordinator any incidents of possible sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or retaliation on campus of which they are aware.