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Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. See UA’s 2016 Sexual Misconduct Policy pdf.
If there is an emergency situation or the incident involves a “child,” promptly report to UAPD at (205) 348-5454.
The Responsible Reporting Official should advise the Complainant about 1) the Responsible Reporting Official’s duty to inform the Title IX Coordinator about the incident (e.g., the names of the individuals involved; the time, place, and location; etc.); 2) the option of the Complainant or other reporting party to request that the Respondent not be informed of the identity of the Complainant (but that request may limit the University’s ability to end the inappropriate conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remediate its effects); and 3) the fact that the Complainant or other reporting individual may share information on a strictly confidential basis with professional mental health counselors on campus.
If you are a Responsible Reporting Official and you know or reasonably should know of sexual misconduct because of your employment role, you are required to report.You may assure the Complainant that the reports are kept as private as possible and shared only on a need to know basis. You should also notify the Complainant that information shared with the following offices will be held in strict confidence: The Women & Gender Resource Center, the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, University Medical Center, the Psychology Clinic, the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, and the UA College of Law Clinics.
Those employees with reporting obligations are not required to report incidents of sexual misconduct if they are communicated as part of the routine academic experiences (for example, statements in classroom discussion, writing assignments, research projects, admission or scholarship application essays, or awareness events) unless the reporting party clearly states that they want a report to be made or they are seeking assistance. All employees are encouraged, however, to provide individuals who communicate sexual misconduct with information regarding UA departments where they can obtain resources.Employees are required to promptly report to UAPD at (205) 348-5454 all incidents involving a “child” as defined by the Child Protection Policy. If an employee is unsure of their reporting requirement, they may contact the Title IX Coordinator or their Harassment Resource Person.
There are no time period limits in the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Therefore, all incidents, no matter the date of the incident, should be reported.All incidents reported to a Responsible Reporting Official should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Office will determine whether jurisdiction exists to conduct an investigation. Even in incidents where there is no jurisdiction, the Title IX Office may assist a Complainant with University resources. Therefore, reporting all incidents may connect individuals with valuable campus resources.