Kristine Barnett, EdD
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean, Liberal Studies
The University recognizes that a student or employee may choose to report sexual misconduct to any trusted employee of the University. For example, a student may choose to confide in a Resident Assistant, a faculty member, or a coach, all of whom are considered “responsible employees” who must report the incident under this policy. An employee may choose to confide in a supervisor, also considered a “responsible employee.” Under this policy, any employee who receives a report of sexual misconduct must share the report with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is specifically charged with investigating and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct.
To enable the University to respond to all reports in a prompt and equitable manner, the University encourages all individuals to directly report any incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.