Responsible employees are those people required to report any allegation of sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking to the Title IX office. This designation is sometimes referred to as being a "mandatory reporter."
Responsible employees include residence advisors, academic deans and provosts, staff with supervisory responsibilities, and others. Reach out to the Title IX office if you have questions about who is considered a responsible employee.
When they know about an allegation of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, or stalking, staff who fit this description should contact the Title IX office and provide whatever information they know. They should not attempt to investigate or fact find. Once a report is made to the Title IX office, the focus is on reaching out to the person affected by the incident to offer resources and assistance. Barring threat of ongoing danger to that person or the community, the survivor/complainant will still be in charge of what steps are taken, and every effort will be taken to maintain that person's privacy.
Learn more about the duties of a responsible employee.