Confidential Reporting Procedures
If you are a victim of a crime and do not want to take action through the College judicial system, or with the local law enforcement, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission the Associate Dean of Students for Safety & Security can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to help ensure the future safety of yourself and others. By reporting the incident, you permit the College to maintain accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, help us determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community of potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.
Also, please be advised that a Professional Counselor or a Pastoral Counselor, when acting as such within the scope of their license, certification and/or job responsibilities, are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. "Counselors" are however encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.