CAMPUS CRIME, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND CHILD ABUSE REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES
- Complex federal law governing the reporting of crimes on campus or on university-controlled property.
- “Campus security authority” - An official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
- Campus security authorities must report crimes that occur on campus or on university-controlled property. Crime statistics are aggregated into Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. In some circumstances, a timely warning notification may be required for the campus community.
- Clery Act crimes include murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.
- Report crimes to the Director of Public Safety. Do not try to investigate.
- Additional information: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/cleryact.html.
Title IX/Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Villanova’s Title IX Coordinator: Ryan Rost
Villanova’s Title IX Deputies: Debra Patch (Public Safety); Lynn Tighe (Athletics); Kathy Byrnes (Student Life); Albert Baladez (HR)
- Prohibits discrimination based on sex/gender in federally-funded programs. Broader than gender equity in athletics.
- OCR – Sexual violence (rape/sexual assault) is sexual harassment that violates Title IX.
- Schools need to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effect.
- Incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence must be reported to one of them. Again, do not try to investigate. Not limited to student/student incidents; can also be faculty/student; staff/student and employment relationships.
- Additional information: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/health/promotion/goto/resources/sexual assault.html.
Child Abuse Reporting
- Any person who in the course of employment comes into contact with children shall report when they have a “reasonable cause to suspect” child abuse.
- Child is under 18. Can be sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
- Reporting is to Dave Tedjeske, Director of Public Safety. He has the obligation to report for the institution to DPW. (Ken Valosky is alternate reporter).
- New Minors on Campus Policy applies to all programs where there is contact with children.
- Additional information: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/finance/insurance/minors-in-villanova-university-programs.html.
SIMPLE RULE: IF IT IS KNOWN TO YOU, MAKE IT KNOWN TO DAVE TEDJESKE, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY.