Guiding Principles for Reporting & Privacy Concerns

Reporting

  1. Seek input and collaboration from reporting students and their advocates. Work together to solicit and incorporate victims'/survivors' and advocates' input about the school's actions related to IPV prevention and response, with respect for the confidentiality of all parties involved.  Learn More
  2. Identify the WHO, HOW, and WHEN of protecting victim/survivor confidentiality. Who can protect the confidentiality of victims/survivors? How will the institution protect their confidentiality? When might confidentiality be limited? Learn More
  3. Inform all students of their options for notifying the institution and/or reporting abuse to law enforcement. This should include anonymous options, and may increase the likelihood that students will disclose and/or report IPV. Learn More
  4. Seek input and collaboration from reporting students and their advocates. Work together to solicit and incorporate victims'/survivors' and advocates' input about the school's actions related to IPV prevention and response, with respect for the confidentiality of all parties involved.  Learn More

Reporting & Privacy Concerns In Real Life

  • Student Assault

    Student Assault

    Maria, a first year female graduate student, is the only woman of color in her entire academic department. She has Read More
  • Confidential Support

    Confidential Support

    Late on a Thursday night, a first year student named Stephanie comes into her RA’s dorm room in tears. First, Read More
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Guiding Principles for Reporting & Privacy Concerns

#1 Victims/survivors have the right to confidential support and to know what will happen with their information. Faculty and staff have a responsibility to inform victims/survivors about confidentiality limitations and options -  before victims/survivors choose to share - and to maintain the highest level of confidentiality possible given legislation and institutional policy.

What's Required

What's Recommended

#2 Identify the WHO, HOW, and WHEN of protecting victim/survivor confidentiality. Who can protect the confidentiality of victims/survivors? How will the institution protect their confidentiality? When might confidentiality be limited?

What's Required

What's Recommended

#3 Inform all students of their options for notifying the institution and/or reporting abuse to law enforcement. This should include anonymous options, and may increase the likelihood that students will disclose and/or report IPV.

What's Required

What's Recommended

#4 Seek input and collaboration from reporting students and their advocates. Work together to solicit and incorporate victims'/survivors' and advocates' input about the school's actions related to IPV prevention and response, with respect for the confidentiality of all parties involved. 

What's Required