Confidential Reporting Process:
Confidential reports are reports where the reporting individual’s name and contact information, typically an e-mail address, are known to the OLE. One of the Learning Environment deans will review the report and contact the reporting individual, if needed, to gather additional information about the incident and the individual’s preference for next steps. The dean will not share the individual’s identity without their permission, unless the incident involves sexual harassment/misconduct or gender discrimination (federally mandated Title IX reports), there is a need to ensure the safety of the individual, or is otherwise required by law. The dean will communicate the outcome of the report directly to the individual.
We encourage confidential reporting as it provides you with 3 main benefits:
1. You can control how and when your report is addressed.
2. The Learning Environment deans can contact you to obtain additional information, if needed.
3. You can learn the outcome of your report.
Anonymous Reporting Process:
The reporting individual is not asked to provide their name and contact information and their identity cannot be determined. One of the Learning Environment deans will review the report and determine next steps based on their best judgment and current policies and procedures.
Filing a report anonymously has the following limitations:
1. You have limited control over how your report is addressed.
2. The Learning Environment deans cannot contact you to obtain additional information, if needed. Insufficient detail about an incident limits the actions which can be taken.
3. You cannot learn the outcome of your report.