Public Safety, 860.768.7985
Interim University Title IX Coordinator for Students, Visitors, and Third Parties:
David Stender; Gengras Student Union, Room 307; email@example.com, 860.768.5403
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff: Lisa Belanger-Buoniconti, Human Resource Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.768.4156
Director, Connections: Kenna Grant, email@example.com, 860.768.4315
While these offices and individuals are specifically trained to respond to reports of sexual violence and other sexual misconduct and to assist victims of these incidents, if a victim chooses to inform other University staff and administration, the University employee will make sure that a designated University official is informed. Notice to any University employee other than Confidential Resources, triggers an obligation for that employee to report to a designated University official.
When the University receives notice of an incident, whether from the victim, a third party, or anonymously, the University has an obligation to take action in order to protect the health and safety of the University community. Normally this includes an investigation, even if the victim does not wish to file a formal complaint, although other options might be available in addition to or, where clearly appropriate, instead of investigation, such as educational programming. Any time a report of sexual violence or and other sexual misconduct is investigated, only people with a need to know about the incident will be informed, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused person. However, investigations by their nature cannot be entirely confidential: in order to properly investigate a report of a possible violation of this Sexual Violence Policy, the identity of the victim, when known, may be revealed.
If the University must investigate in spite of a victim’s request for confidentiality, the University will inform the victim prior to starting an investigation and will, to the extent possible, maintain as much privacy as possible and only share information with people as necessary to meet the University’s obligations.
The University may not require a victim to participate in any investigation or disciplinary proceeding. Under all circumstances, the University will take all reasonable steps to be protective of the victim’s well-being.
The Title IX Coordinator or designee will discuss options regardless of whether the victim wishes to maintain confidentiality, and regardless of whether the victim wishes to file a complaint under the University Complaint Process or with law enforcement. However, some options may not be available while maintaining confidentiality or without filing under the University Complaint process. For example, an option that involves formal sanctioning of another University student, staff, or faculty cannot occur without giving that other individual the procedural rights to accused described in the Sexual Violence Policy.
Please reference Heading VI, Section B of the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy and Procedures