"Reporting" refers to notifying the authorities that an incident of sexual violence or harassment has taken place. On campus, the relevant authorities are the Title IX office (Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; OPHD), and campus police (UCPD). It is also possible to report crimes to local law enforcement.
Incidents can be reported to campus authorities at any time, no matter when they occurred. Survivors have the choice whether or not to report, and to whom. "Responsible Employees" are required to notify OPHD if they learn of a incident involving a UC Berkeley student, and to share what they know about it. Once an incident has been reported, the response process begins. The response process includes initial assessment (and provision of resources), investigation when merited, and adjudication when appropriate. Resources are available for complainants (survivors) and for respondents throughout 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.