Who is a mandatory reporter at UVM?
In accordance with federal law, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the University of Vermont is required to keep statistics about certain types of crimes (including sexual misconduct), and to respond promptly and appropriately to all instances of sexual misconduct. Some employees, by nature of their positions, are required to report any instances of sexual misconduct that they become aware of. At UVM, we refer to these employees as "mandatory reporters."
Mandatory reporters include:
- Police Services employees or any other employees responsible for campus security, such as special events of building security;
- University officials with significant responsibility for student or campus activities, such as student life employees, coaches and coaching staff, and advisors to recognized student organizations;
- Supervisors, managers, and any employee with a title at the level of Director or higher;
- All faculty members.
If you are unsure whether you are a mandatory reporter, contact the campus Title IX Coordinator, Nick Stanton, at (802) 656-3368, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the campus Clery Act Coordinator, Kelly Riel at (802) 656-3052 or email@example.com.
What are mandatory reporters required to do?
- Call 9-1-1 (6-FIRE if on campus) immediately if a crime or other emergency is in progress, or if at any time there is an imminent or continuing threat of harm to persons or property, so law enforcement and the University can appropriately respond. The University assumes that all immediately occurring cases of domestic violence and stalking pose a continuing threat of harm, so these cases should always be reported to police.
- If the alleged crime involves sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or may otherwise violate the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy, email the University's Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@uvm.edu or Title9@uvm.edu and provide the following information to facilitate appropriate support and institutional response:
- Name(s) of the Reporting Party, Victim/Survivor, Alleged Perpetrator, and Witnesses, if known; Location of the Incident; and Nature of the Incident.
- Complete and promptly submit an electronic crime statistic report by clicking the button at the bottom of the page or using the CSA Information Portal (www.uvm.edu/police/csa) to ensure accurate and complete statistical reporting of campus crime in the University's Annual Security Report. Please note, in cases of sexual assault, the name of the victim(s) should not be included unless you are given permission to do so.
- Refer reporting individuals to additional campus resources, as appropriate, such as:
- Counseling and Psychiatry Services (656-3340), Student Health Services (656-3350), or INVEST EAP Employee Assistance Program (866-660-9533).
Reporting other types of crime
The mandatory reporting information described above is intentionally specific to sexual misconduct. However, mandatory reporters are required to report other types of crimes as well. If you are looking for information about reporting requirements for other types of crimes, please visit the UVM Police Services CSA website at www.uvm.edu/police/csa