Reporting discriminatory, harassing, or other inappropriate conduct is key to stopping the behavior, remedying its effects, and preventing its recurrence. Reporting can help individuals access support services and resources that are available and help University administrators understand and address campus climate. In some cases, reporting is required by SPU policy or applicable law, and failure to report could potentially expose an employee or the University to liability.
Although any person my report a concern of discriminatory conduct, some SPU employees, volunteers, and student leaders are subject to specific expectations regarding the reporting of crimes and sexual misconduct, as described on the Reporting Expectations for Employees, Volunteers, and Student Leaders policy.
In addition, all supervisors are expected to immediately report any unlawful discrimination or harassment that they observe or learn about in their areas.
Title IX Reporting Guidelines
SPU faculty and staff must promptly report known or suspected incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking (or "VAWA Offense") to the Title IX Coordinator or the Response Team when it involves university students and/or employees. This reporting requirement applies to all faculty and staff who are not confidential resource providers.
All students are encouraged report known or suspected sexual harassment or VAWA Offenses to the Title IX Coordinator/Response Team. All members of the SPU community are encouraged to make these reports as soon as possible.