Confidential resources, like on-campus health professionals and chaplains, are not obligated to report information that is given to them. This allows the client to explore their options in a non-pressured environment while they make informed decisions. The only exceptions to this rule are in cases that involve child abuse, imminent risk of serious harm, emergent hospitalization, or a court order. While specific information may be kept confidential, these incidents may be counted for statistical purposes, as per the Clery Act.
Non-confidential resources, like the Department of Public Safety or Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, are required by law to report to these incidents/violations and take legal, disciplinary or other action accordingly.
Click here for a list of confidential and non-confidential resources.