There is a distinction between making a report to the University or law enforcement through designated reporting options (listed in Section VII) and seeking confidential assistance through confidential resources (listed in Section V(A)). Not every campus or community resource is confidential and this section explains to whom individuals who have experienced Prohibited Conduct can talk without what they share being revealed to any other person without their express permission or as required by law.

A. CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

Confidential Resources are those campus and community professionals who can maintain legally-protected confidentiality within the University for the individual who shared the information. Confidentiality means that information shared by an individual with a confidential resource cannot be revealed to any other person without express permission of the individual, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. Confidential Resources are prohibited from disclosing confidential information unless (1) given permission by the person who disclosed the information; (2) there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others; (3) the conduct involves suspected abuse of a minor under the age of 18; or (4) as otherwise required or permitted by law or court order.

The confidential resource for students is Counseling Services.

B. NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

University resources who are not Confidential Resources as defined above will make every effort to respect and safeguard the privacy of the individuals involved. Privacy means that concerns about Prohibited Conduct will be shared with a limited circle of University representatives who need to know only to assist in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of the report, and to the extent required by law or court order.

The Office of Student Success and Women’s Resource Center provide direct support to Complainants, Respondents, or other students who are involved in reports of Prohibited Conduct. This support includes navigating academic, personal, and community impact; advising on policy and procedures; and connecting to other available support and resources.

Additional information about these and other resources is available from the Office for Institutional Equity.

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