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Filing a Report
You have several options for submitting a report or complaint of sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking, including with law enforcement and the University. Below is a description of how to submit a report, along with a flow chart describing what you can expect to happen next depending upon where you report the incident.
Reporting to the University
If you wish to report an incident of sexual assault or exploitation, relationship violence, stalking or sexual harassment to the University, you may complete an online report that will be shared with the University's Title IX Coordinator. You may also report an incident in person to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
The University recognizes that deciding whether to make a report and choosing how to proceed can be difficult decisions. The University encourages any individual who has questions or concerns to seek the support of campus and community resources. These professionals can provide information about available resources and procedural options and assistance to either party. Individuals are encouraged to use all available resources, regardless of when or where the incident occurred.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
The University also encourages complainants to pursue criminal action for incidents that may also be crimes under state criminal law, including sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking. The University will assist a complainant, at the complainant’s request, in contacting local law enforcement and will cooperate with local or campus law enforcement agencies if a complainant decides to pursue the criminal process.
An individual may make an anonymous report of an incident of sexual violence or exploitation, stalking, or relationship violence. A report may be made without disclosing one's own name, identifying the respondent, or requesting any action. The University's ability to respond or take further action may be impacted by the level of information available about the incident or individuals involved.
Anonymous reports can be made through the Whistleblower Hotline, an online reporting service that allows direct interaction with the Title IX Coordinator without providing identifying information. The Whistleblower Hotline may also be accessed via telephone at 1-866-818-2620.
As with all other reports, all anonymous reports will go to the Title IX Coordinator for review and appropriate response and action. Where there is sufficient information, the University will ensure that anonymous reports are reviewed and included in the University's Annual Security Report for compliance with the Clery Act.