Reporting a Title IX Incident
In the event of sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, violence, or the crimes of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence occurring, the University takes the matter very seriously. If a University student or employee faces such accusations, he or she is subject to action in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Regarding Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination.
A student wishing to officially report such an incident may do so by contacting the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Robert Upchurch, firstname.lastname@example.org, Webb Hall 200, 205-652-3533.
Anyone with knowledge about sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence, or the crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence is encouraged to report it immediately to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Robert Upchurch, email@example.com, Webb Hall 200, 205-652-3533.
Anonymous reports are accepted by the Title IX Coordinator but can give rise to a need to investigate. The University tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which is impossible with an anonymous report. Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and as the University respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by making a report that allows the University to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
The University employs supportive and protective measures such as no contact orders or emergency removal in cases in which a violence risk assessment indicates such action is warranted. Supportive and protective measures for individuals who have experienced these incidents are available from the campus whether the individual chooses to report to local and/or campus law enforcement, and irrespective of whether the individual pursues a formal complaint through the University’s resolution process.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
It is the policy of University to notify campus law enforcement when sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence occurs, typically without providing identifying information about the incident. However, the University will not notify law enforcement if a Complainant wishes that information not to be shared, unless an emergency requires disclosure.
Complainants have the option to notify law enforcement directly, or to be assisted in doing so by campus authorities. If requested, campus officials can facilitate reporting to campus or local law enforcement but may also respect a Complainant’s request not to do so. To report to the University Police, call 205-652-5555, or to report to the City of Livingston Police Department dial 911.