Title IX: Reporting Incidents

To Report Confidentially

If one desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, s/he should speak with the office of Counseling Services, or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality. The campus counselor is available to help you, free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis.

Non-Confidential Reporting

You are encouraged to speak to the Title IX and Equity Coordinator to make formal reports of incidents. Faculty and staff of Goodwin University are also "responsible employees." Notice to them is official notice to the institution. You have the right and can expect that incidents of sexual misconduct be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures.

Formal reporting means that only people who need to know will be told, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual. Faculty and staff will keep your information private, but they are obligated to report instances of sexual misconduct to the Title IX and Equity Coordinator for investigation.

Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations

Certain campus officials have a duty to report sexual misconduct for federal statistical reporting purposes (Clery Act). All personally identifiable information is kept confidential, but statistical information must be passed along to campus law enforcement regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, but no addresses are given) for publication in the annual Campus Security Report. This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety. Mandated federal reporters include: campus law enforcement, local police, coaches, athletic directors, student activities staff, human resources staff, advisors to student organizations and any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The information to be shared includes the date, the location of the incident (using Clery location categories) and the Clery crime category. This reporting protects the identity of the victim and may be done anonymously.

Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations

Victims of sexual misconduct should also be aware that College administrators must issue immediate, timely warnings for incidents reported to them that are confirmed to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The University will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. The reporters for timely warning purposes are exactly the same as detailed at the end of the above paragraph.