Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX)
Filing a Sexual Misconduct Report
Who must report sexual misconduct?
Faculty, coaches, residence hall directors and RLAs, administrators, supervisory staff, campus safety officers, and human resources personnel are considered responsible employees who must report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator. (If unsure about reporting, e-mail the Title IX Coordinator.)
The campus advocate, counselors, health care workers, and SHARE confidential resources are considered confidential sources who are not required to report sexual misconduct but may do so with permission of the person who disclosed the misconduct.
What happens to the report?
The Title IX Coordinator keeps reports private and secure. Information in reports is used to monitor potential threats to campus safety and to take steps to promote a safer environment. Reports are not formally investigated unless they indicate a pattern, predator, threats, violence, or weapons. To initiate an investigation, a person should file a complaint.
Directions to Responsible Employees
If a Lawrence student, faculty or staff member, or visitor describes incidents that could be considered sexual harassment, assault, or exploitation:
1. Offer to listen and help. Say that you will report the misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, and explain the purpose and privacy of these reports. If possible:
- Show the SHARE website. The website has emergency contacts and other resources, the full text of the sexual misconduct policy, and a list of confidential SHARE advocates.
- Connect the person with a SHARE confidential resource. A SHARE confidential resource can help the person get emotional support, counseling, or medical care; arrange for protection or academic accommodations; seek an educational intervention; file a formal complaint; or contact law enforcement.
2. Fill out the form below. Click "submit" to send the report to the Title IX Coordinator.