Privacy & Confidentiality

Privacy & Confidentiality

The university will work with you to protect your privacy by sharing information with only those who need to know.

Be aware that your information may need to be shared with those involved in investigating the incident, those responsible for providing necessary resources and remedies, and those responsible for ensuring the public’s safety. You will be protected from retaliation.

You should discuss your desires regarding the sharing of information with any university employee with whom you speak to ensure you understand their reporting obligations and what information they may be required to share.

Your privacy is safe with us

Note: The university completes publicly available recordkeeping, including Clery Act reporting, without including personally identifying information.

Who is not required to report

Those employees designated as Confidential Employees are not required to convey any information regarding an incident of miscondect withouth your consent. Confidential Employees include those who are licensed, professional mental health counselors, those working at the health centers on campus, and staff or specialists designated as non-professional sexual assault advocates. Refer to the Confidential Resources on your campus.

Who is required to report

Any employee who falls within the definition of Responsible Employee is required to report information known to them regarding an incident of sexual misconduct to the University Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator or campus Deputy Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator.

It’s the law

Indiana state law states that any person who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect has an affirmative duty to make an oral report to the Department of Child Services (DCS) 1-800-800-5556 and/or to the Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) or local law enforcement. Failure to report may result in criminal charges against the individual with the duty to make the report.