Responsible Employees

​​What is a Responsible Employee?

With the exception of confidential resources outlined in the Sexual Misconduct policy, all CMU staff and faculty are responsible employees.  Responsible employees are required to report any information they know about possible sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

If I am a responsible employee, do I need to report an incident of sexual misconduct that occurred off-campus?

Yes, all instances of sexual misconduct involved with a CMU student, faculty or staff member, or CMU guest, must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible.

If I am a student employee, am I a responsible employee?

Unless an exception under the Sexual Misconduct policy applies, student employees are responsible employees.  Some examples are:  Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, RAs, IAs, and Student Desk Workers.

Are there any other exceptions to my mandatory reporting responsibilities?

Yes, there may be certain limited expectations for reporting, including when the disclosure occurred at a public event, such as Take Back the Night. 

There also may be exceptions sought by faculty for certain course.  If such an exception is sought, the faculty member should contact the Title IX Coordinator first to discuss whether or not the exemption can be applied. 

How can I let my students know about my reporting obligations?

You may add language to your syllabus indicating your responsibilities.