Will my information be kept private?


  • Only those University employees who are licensed professional counselors, (e.g. mental health counselors, psychologists) and working for the University in that capacity, are able to maintain your complete confidentiality and are not required to convey information regarding your situation without your consent.  
  • Most other employees are designated by the University as Title IX Responsible Employees and are therefore required to report details of any incident of sexual misconduct that they observe or about which they learn to the Title IX Coordinator & Equity Officer/Director.
  • All individuals deemed by the University to be Clery Act Campus Security Authorities (including the Title IX Coordinator & Equity Officer/Director, Student Ombuds and Victim's Advocate) must submit all received reported details of criminal incidents to the Department of Public Safety, but may refrain from sharing personally identifying information if requested to do so.
  • Under Title IX, most University employees are considered “Responsible Employees” meaning they are required to report to the Title IX Office incidents of Sexual Misconduct that they observe or about which they learn. Professional counselors at the University who provide mental-health counseling are not considered “Responsible Employees” and, therefore, are not required to report any incident of Sexual Misconduct. 
  • You should discuss your desires regarding the sharing of information with any University employee with whom you speak, to ensure you understand what their reporting obligation is and what information they may be required to share.
  • Campus Security Authorities are University employees who have significant responsibility for student or campus activities.
  • Campus Security Authorities may refrain from sharing personally identifying information if requested to do so.
  • They are still obligated to provide non-identifying information regarding the nature, date, time, and general location of the incident for compiling aggregate annual crime statistics and assessing the need to alert the University community of potential dangers.
  • You should discuss your desires regarding the sharing of information with any University employee with whom you speak, to ensure you understand what their reporting obligation is and what information they may be required to share.


Page last modified August 25, 2016