Centre is committed to protecting the privacy of every individual involved in a report of sexual misconduct. In every report under this policy, every effort will be made to protect the privacy interests of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a thorough review of the allegation.
The privacy of the parties will always be respected and safeguarded. College employees who are involved in Centre’s Title IX response receive specific training and guidance about safeguarding private information. This includes the Title IX coordinator, investigators, and adjudicators.
Under Centre’s sexual misconduct policy, privacy and confidentiality have different standards.
Privacy means that information about a report will only be shared on a “need-to know” basis with certain College employees to assist in the review, investigation, and resolution of the report. These individuals will be discreet and respectful in protecting the information of all involved parties.
Confidentiality means that information about sexual misconduct shared by a student cannot be revealed to anyone else without the express permission of the reporting student except where there is immediate and serious concern about the safety of the student or others in the community.
If you want to talk to someone confidentially about sexual misconduct, consider this:
- Centre counselors and the Chaplain will treat your report completely confidentially with the exception of immediate and serious concern about the safety of the student or others in the community.
- Student Health staff will report that an incident of sexual misconduct occurred but will not include any identifying information unless there is immediate and serious concern about the safety of the student or others in the community.
- All other college employees are required to report all they know of an incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.