Responsible Employees are those people required to report any allegation of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking to the Title IX office. This designation is sometimes referred to as being a "mandatory reporter."
Responsible Employees include, but are not limited to, faculty, residence advisors, academic advisors, deans and provosts, Athletic Department employees and other staff. Reach out to the Title IX office if you have questions about who is considered a responsible employee.
When a Responsible Employee know about an allegation of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence or stalking, the Responsible Employee 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 impacted individual 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.