At UHS some resources are confidential meaning these persons will respect your privacy by not disclosing anything revealed to them by you except under agreed upon conditions. Confidential resources include university staff of campus counseling or health centers, individuals operating in the role of a pastoral counselor, a confidential advisor, and other University employees whose job is to provide medical and mental health care. These resources do not report any information about an incident to the Title IX Coordinator without a victim’s permission.
Community-based programs not affiliated with the University may also be confidential resources and would follow their own policies and procedures regarding reporting duties.
However, these resources may have reporting obligations under state or federal law. For example, healthcare providers and certain other individuals are required to notify law enforcement when a victim seeks treatment for injuries related to a violent crime, including sexual assault. Similarly, all persons are required to notify law enforcement when they receive a report of sexual abuse of a minor.