Reporting, response and adjudication

"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.