Notes on Confidentiality

All submissions are reviewed and investigated.

Individuals with complaints of this nature also always have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education. 

Department of Education
Offices for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline: 1-800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012 
TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: ocr@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/or
 

Confidentiality

If you desire that the details of the incident be kept confidential, you may speak with one of our staff members in the Wellness Center in Lenfest Commons which includes our college counselors, college nurse, and our college chaplain, and/or you may also choose to reach out to our local crisis agency, Women In Need (WIN) at www.winservices.org or 1-800-621-6660. 

Resident Assistants (RAs), faculty, and other student life staff are obligated to report all incidents of sexual misconduct in order to comply with federal requirements. This reporting does not require specific names, and without names, no detailed investigation can follow.

You are encouraged to speak to college officials to make formal reports of all incidents of sexual misconduct including residence life staff, deans, faculty, campus safety, human resource staff, and other college staff. The college considers these members of the college community to be responsible employees, and speaking with them is considered giving notice to the institution. You have the right, and can expect to have all incidents of sexual misconduct to be taken seriously by the college when formally reported, and once reported, all incidents will be investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures.