OPTIONS FOR REPORTING
- Title IX Coordinator
- Faculty or Staff Member
- Online reporting form – see below
Confidential resources are also available to discuss incidents that have occurred without a report being submitted to the Title IX Coordinator. The following are University resources where such confidentiality can be ensured:
Mental health professional
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Fr. John Reimann
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coordinator
Other than these confidential resources, other faculty and staff are required to report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator. If a reporter is unsure how private or confidential a staff or faculty member can keep a report, the reporter should ask prior to disclosure. Faculty and staff are expected to respond honestly and identify alternative resources if needed.
NON RETALIATION, INTIMIDATION & COERCION
It is critically important that everyone in the USK community feels free to report information that helps to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. The university will make every effort to ensure that no person will be subject to any adverse action (either by the university or by another person or group) because they report what they honestly believe to be sexual misconduct. No individual who makes a complaint alleging a violation of this policy or who participates in the investigation or resolution of such a complaint will be subject to retaliation as a result of such activity of participation. Retaliation exists when action is taken against a participant in the investigation and resolution process that
- Adversely affects the individual’s opportunity to benefit from the university’s programs or activities.
- Is motivated in whole or in part by the individual’s participation in the investigation and resolution process.
In addition, any acts of retaliation by any faculty, staff, administrator or student taken against a reporting party, reported victim, witness or other individual following and in response to the reporting or investigation of an allegation of sexual misconduct will be considered to be a serious violation of the community standards and will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal for students and termination of employment for faculty and staff. Retaliation may constitute a violation of this policy even when the initial report does not result in a finding of responsibility. Also, no officer, employee or agent of the university may retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce or otherwise discriminate against any individual for reporting an incident to the university or otherwise exercising their rights or responsibilities in the conduct process in good faith. Any individual who experiences retaliation by a member of the university community is encouraged to report such conduct directly to the Title IX Coordinator.