Confidential Resources are individuals who are not obligated to report information that is given to them. This allows a student to explore his or her options in order to make informed decisions. The only exceptions to this rule are in cases that involve imminent risk of serious harm, child abuse, emergent hospitalization, or a court order. While specific information may be kept confidential, these incidents may be counted for statistical purposes, as per the Clery Act.
Non-Confidential Resources are professionals who are required by law to report incidents of alleged sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. When possible, the Title IX Coordinator will keep the identity of an unwilling victim or witness confidential. However, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed as the Title IX Coordinator must balance requests for confidentiality against the safety of other members of the College community. If the Title IX Coordinator determines that there is a threat of imminent or ongoing harm to an individual or to the community, such information may need to be shared and then only with appropriate individuals.