This page hopes to clarify the support and resources available in reporting options and processes. Campus staff and faculty would like to aid and support victims/survivors of violence in the best way that we can. However, certain staff and faculty members may be required by state and federal law to report disclosures of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment. Regardless of a person's confidentiality and reporting requirements, we will make every effort to keep your information and the information regarding the incident as private as possible; with information only being shared with a tight group of trained staff and faculty involved with the investigation of the incident.
A student can choose what type of report they would like to make, if any at all. Students can submit a CSS No Name Report or Formal Report if they know that is the option they would like at any time. Other students may need to speak with someone about their options first, the GEVA team is a great resource.
Reporting options and staff/faculty members that fall under each option are listed below so students are aware of the reporting requirements of a person you are talking to. As victims/survivors, we would like to keep the choice and power of reporting in your hands as much as we can.
To Report Confidentially:
Students who desire to keep the details of an incident confidential, should speak with members from Counseling Services, Health Services, Student Support Services and/or other off campus resources and support. Campus counselors and many of the off campus agencies services are available free of charge. These resources are not required to fill out any information unless a victim/survivor desires. If a victim/survivor chooses, one of these confidential members can fill out a CSS No Name Report or Formal Report for Investigation. These members may suggest a student speak with a member of the GEVA Team who can aid in the understanding, clarification, and choosing of various reporting options.
CSS No Name Report/Quasi Confidentiality:
Many members of the campus community can be resources who are not required to tell anyone your private, personally identifiable information unless there is cause for fear for your safety or the safety of others, however are required to fill out a CSS No Name Report. These resources include those without supervisory responsibility or remedial authority to address sexual and gender based misconduct, such as RA's, Residence Life Staff, faculty members, admissions officers, student activities personnel, and student affairs staff. These members are required to make a CSS No Name Report within 24 hours of the disclosure of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment to Tad Sears, the Title IX Coordinator. Information on this report does not contain any personal identifiable information, except in the rare event that the incident reveals a need to protect you or other members of the campus community. Additionally these members may suggest you speak with a member of the GEVA team who can aid in the understanding, clarification, and choosing of various reporting options.
If you are unsure about a staff or faculty member's duties and ability to maintain your privacy, ask them before you talk to them. They will be able to tell you and help you make decisions about who can help you best in your healing.
Non-Confidential Reporting Options
You are encouraged to speak to officials of the institution to make formal reports of incidents. Speaking with Deans, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Campus Security, Human Resources, and other administrators with supervisory responsibilities will initiate a formal on campus internal investigation of the incident. These members are considered responsible employees based on Title IX and are required to disclose your information. Formal reporting doesn't mean that your report won't be confidential, but it does mean that people who need to know will be told and information will be shared as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused. The circle of people will be kept as tight as possible, to preserve your rights and privacy. Students who are unsure about whether they would like to make a formal report are advised to speak with a confidential resource or a member of the GEVA team to aid in understanding, clarification, and choosing of various reporting options.
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811