Who is a Responsible Employee?

A responsible employee must report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Assistant Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator or the Executive Director of HR and Institutional Equity. This includes information about incidents a responsible employee knows or reasonably should have known about. For the purposes of this policy, a responsible employee is defined as a University employee who has the authority to redress sexual misconduct, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual misconduct or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. The following employees are considered responsible employees: all full-time, part-time, visiting, and volunteer faculty, administrators, staff, coaches, resident assistants, and trustees.

A responsible employee must report the incident, including all relevant details. This includes the names of the respondent (if known), the name of the student, visitor, guest, or program participant who experienced the sexual misconduct, other students involved in the alleged sexual misconduct, as well as relevant facts, including the date, time, and location of the alleged misconduct to Annie Sills, Assistant Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, or Keith Gehlhausen, Executive Director of Human Resources and Institutional Equity. To the extent practicable, information reported to a responsible employee will be shared only with the University officials responsible for responding to the report. Other staff and or administrators may be involved in the process, e.g., Office of Public Safety, dean of students, and resident coordinators.