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Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees

(A)    An individual may report a concern or alleged prohibited conduct to a Responsible Employee. Individuals should remember that Responsible Employees are required to report information regarding an alleged violation of the Policy to OIE. If a Reporting Party does not want OIE to be made aware of an alleged violation of the Policy, they should contact a Confidential Resource (See Section 4.07).

(B)    Examples of Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees of the University include, but are not limited to:

(1)     all supervisors and University officials;

(2)     all instructors, including full-time professors, adjunct professor, lecturers, associate instructors (“AIs”), teaching assistants (“TAs”), and any others who offer classroom instruction or office hours to students;

(3)     all Student Affairs and Residence Life staff, including resident assistants and desk assistants;

(4)     Human Resources staff;

(5)     all coaches, athletics staff, and Student Recreation Center staff;

(6)     academic advisors;

(7)     all staff that work in offices that interact with students; and

(8)     all persons designated as Campus Security Authorities.

(C)    Upon receiving a report of Discrimination, Protected Class Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, or Retaliation, a Responsible Employee should inform the individual making the report that:

(1)     they are a Responsible Employee;

(2)     they have a duty to report the alleged prohibited conduct to the Director of OIE; and

(3)     there are Confidential Resources available.

(D)    Mandatory Reporting by Responsible Employees

(1)     Responsible Employees are required to promptly report alleged or potential violations of the Policy and share information, including the names of the individual involved, with OIE.

(2)     Exceptions

(a)     Responsible Employees are not required to report alleged or potential violations of this Policy if this information is disclosed in the context of academic work or discussions, or is learned of through approved research, or during a public awareness or activism event.

(b)     People acting in the role of, or employed by, a Confidential Resource, are not required to report this information only to the extent that they are serving in the role of a Confidential Resource;

(c)     Office professional staff serving in an administrative support role for a Confidential Resource are not required to report this information only to the extent that they are serving in that role;

(d)     Direct supervisors of a person acting as a Confidential Resource  are not required to report this information to the extent information is shared with the supervisor regarding an alleged violation of this Policy for the purpose of providing support services concurrently or prospectively;

(e)     Faculty members directly supervising students in a practicum course related to mental or physical health services  are not required to report this information if the information is shared for the purpose of providing mental or physical health services concurrently or prospectively

(3)     If an individual is unsure of whether to report an incident, they should contact OIE to determine if the information is required to be reported.

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