A complainant or witness has many reporting options. An individual may pursue some of the following steps at the same time (e.g., one may simultaneously pursue an internal report and a criminal complaint). When initiating any of the following, an individual need not know whether they wish to request any particular course of action, nor how to label what happened. Choosing to make a report, and deciding how to proceed after making the report, can be a process that unfolds over time.
Decide whether to report
The University recognizes that deciding among these options can be difficult. Complainants and witnesses are encouraged to seek assistance from a confidential resource before deciding how to proceed.
Some members of the University community have a responsibility to report suspected violations; for more information about reporting responsibilities, see section V of the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy or section V of the University Sexual Misconduct policy.
Request supportive measures
Anyone who seeks to make a report or formal complaint may request supportive measures, which are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University's educational and working programs or activities, including measures designed to protect safety or deter sexual misconduct. For more information on supportive measures, see section IX of the Title IX Sexual Harassment polity or section VIII of the University Sexual Misconduct policy.
To request supportive measures, contact the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator.
File an internal report
Anyone who seeks to make a make a report may file an internal report with the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator.
To make a report:
- contact the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator or
- submit an online report that will be sent to the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator directly.
For more information about reporting to the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Coordinator, see section I of the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy or section I of the University Sexual Misconduct policy.
File a criminal complaint
- Contact the Department of Public Safety (609-258-1000) for assistance in filing a criminal complaint and preserving physical evidence; and/or
- Contact local law enforcement (609-921-2100) to file a criminal complaint.
For more information about making a criminal complaint, see Appendix A of the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy or Appendix A of the University Sexual Misconduct policy.
Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning a violation of the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy or the University Sexual Misconduct policy through the University's EthicsPoint hotline, an independent third-party reporting service (however, such anonymous reporting does not satisfy employees' reporting obligation as described in Faculty and Staff Reporting Obligations). An EthicsPoint report can be made without disclosing the reporting person's own name, identifying the respondent, or requesting any action. However, if the reporter provides limited information, the University may be limited in its ability to take action. EthicsPoint is not a Confidential Resource and making a report to EthicsPoint may result in a University review or investigation.
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