If faculty or staff learn of an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault or other sexual misconduct their first and foremost priority is to make sure the individual is safe and aware of the many University resources available to them. Faculty and staff will listen, offer support, and reassure the person that they will keep this matter private.
All instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault or other sexual misconduct (except those reported to a counselor/therapist and/or a priest in their pastoral capacity) must be reported to our Title IX Coordinator, Ryan Rost or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, in a timely manner. This report should include the following information (if shared): name of the alleged perpetrator (if known), the student who experienced the alleged sexual violence, other students involved in the alleged sexual violence, as well as relevant facts, including the date, time, and location. The Title IX Coordinator will ensure that: support, resources and options are offered to the involved student(s); the University responds in an integrated, consistent manner; and that every effort is made on behalf of the University to honor the wishes of the reporting student(s). The Title IX Coordinator also keeps track of this information so that she can evaluate the scope of the problem, whether there are any patterns or trends, and oversee the design and implementation of appropriate campus-wide responses.