Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a confidential and mandatory reporter?

Confidential reporter: Professional counselors through Counseling and Consultation Services, when acting in their official capacity, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics.  As a matter of policy, counselors are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics. 

Mandatory reporter: In accordance with Title IX requirements, all other University employees are considered  “mandatory reporters” for the purpose of reporting sexual assault and misconduct.  Furthermore, the Clery act allows for a designation of “Campus Security Advisors” which include residence life staff, security staff, coaching and other athletics staff, Dean of Students office staff, human resources staff and the three Title IX deputies.  All mandatory reporters must report concerns to a Title IX deputy who is also a “campus security advisor.”