"Reporting" refers to notifying the campus Title IX office (Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; OPHD) and/or law enforcement that an incident of sexual violence or harassment has taken place. Incidents can be reported at any time, no matter when they occurred. Survivors have the choice whether or not to report. "Responsible Employees" are required to report to the university if they learn of a incident. Once an incident has been reported, the response process begins. Response includes assessing a report, investigation when merited, and adjudication when appropriate. Resources are available for complainants (survivors) and for respondents during this process.
Confidential Resources are offices or individuals on campus to whom you can talk in complete confidence; Confidential Resources are not bound by Responsible Employee requirements to notify the Title IX office if they receive a report of sexual violence or other conduct prohibited under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. Confidential Resources provide information about options, including reporting options, and support for survivors.
A UC Berkeley employee who is not specially designated as a "Confidential Resource" is, by default, a "Responsible Employee." Responsible Employees are required by the UC SVSH Policy to share with the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) any information they receive, in their capacity as an employee, that a UC Berkeley student has suffered sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, or other behavior prohibited under the UC SVSH Policy. In addition, faculty, administrators, managers and supervisors are required to share with OPHD any information they receive of Prohibited Conduct affecting any person (student or employee) affiliated with the University.