Nov 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Requests for Confidentiality/Anonymous Complaints

The Office of Enrollment Management attempts to balance the needs of the parties for privacy with the institutional responsibility of ensuring a safe educational environment and workplace.  Confidentiality is an aspiration, but is not always possible or appropriate. An individual’s requests regarding the confidentiality of reports of Conduct Code violations including but not limited to sexual misconduct will be considered in determining an appropriate response; however, such requests will be considered in the dual contexts of the institution’s legal obligation to ensure a safe working and learning environment and the due process rights of the accused to be informed of the allegations and their source.  Some level of disclosure may be necessary to ensure a complete and fair investigation and to ensure that the institution meets its legal obligations.  The institution may be limited in its response and investigation if confidentiality is requested.

Although anonymous complaints will be reviewed, because the Respondent is entitled to certain due process including but not limited to the right to confront his/her accuser, the College’s ability to address alleged misconduct reported by anonymous sources is significantly limited.