Faculty and Staff
Please remember that Faculty, staff, and student employees (including RAs) are considered mandatory reporters (Responsible Employees). Concordia employees who hold a professional license who are not employed by Concordia as a counselor, health service provider, or an ordained LCMS minister, are considered mandatory reporters. A mandatory reporter must report all allegations of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator immediately. In addition, those employees who have been informed by the Clery Act Coordinator that they are “Campus Security Authorities” under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act are legally required to report such incidents to the Campus Security Department.
If you feel that a student may disclose any information to you that he or she would like to keep confidential, make every effort to ensure that he or she understands the following:
- You are obligated to report the incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator who will begin an investigation.
- All reports made to the Title IX Coordinator will be kept private. Information will only be shared with those individuals who have a legitimate need to know the information in order to assist in the response to, investigation and/or resolution of the report or complaint.
- The student can speak confidentially to the university’s Mental Health Counselor, Campus Pastor as well as off-campus resources.