Reporting Requirements

USD strongly encourages all members of the university community to report information about any incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence as soon as possible, whether the incident occurred on or off campus. Reports can be made either to USD or to law enforcement.

USD requires all faculty members, administrators, supervisors, and any employees who have responsibility for student welfare to promptly report information about any incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence to USD as provided below, unless the employee is required by law to keep that information confidential by virtue of their professional role (e.g. the employee received the information in their role as a psychological counselor or a pastoral counselor). In addition, those employees who have been informed by the Department of Public Safety that they are "campus security authorities" under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act") are legally required to report such incidents to the Department of Public Safety. All such employees to whom an incident is reported should strongly encourage the reporting party, whether it is the individual who allegedly experienced the act or acts of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence or a third party, to speak directly with the Title IX Coordinator, a CARE Advocate, or the Department of Public Safety.

For additional University policy information, please see Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect and the Overview of University Policies on Child Safety.