“adds an easily accessed and direct line of communication to the Title IX Office”
No one would ever abuse an anonymous service like this, would they? Also mentioned in the report, this service is also for reporting incidents of “gender harassment.” What could go wrong?
The Brown Daily Herald reports:
New online reporting form allows students to report sexual harassment anonymously
The Title IX Office introduced a new method of reporting incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence or gender-based discrimination on its website Dec. 10, 2020. The online Sexual Violence and Gender-Harassment Incident Reporting Form aims to provide an easy mechanism to report incidents, Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis wrote in an email to The Herald.
The form “adds an easily accessed and direct line of communication to the Title IX Office,” Davis wrote.
The form allows students to report descriptions of incidents, concerns and involved persons, such as alleged aggressors, harmed individuals and witnesses, as well as the desired response from the Title IX Office. Students can also opt to make their reports anonymous.
The information submitted through the online form is only accessible to the staff in the Title IX Office, Davis wrote.
The idea for the form, which was designed by Davis, materialized following feedback generated from the 2019 Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. At the University, 31.2 percent of students surveyed had “little or no knowledge” about where to make a report of sexual violence or gender harassment whereas 30.4 percent were “very or extremely knowledgeable.”
The Sexual Violence and Gender-Harassment Incident Reporting Form is a new addition to the variety of resources available to students, and reporting mechanisms are also available through the Department of Public Safety and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, according to Davis.
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