Reporting Title IX Sexual Harassment
Who can make a report?
Anyone can file a report of conduct that could constitute Title IX Sexual Harassment.
A report is different than a Formal Complaint. See Section IX: Formal Complaints of our TAP 61: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.
Who can receive a report?
A report can be made to:
- The Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (at any time, including non-business hours);
- A Deputy Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Coordinator;
- Any University employee;
- Public Safety;
- Anonymously by using the Anonymous Reporting Form on the Title IX website; or
- Confidentially by contacting one of the confidential resources listed on this page.
It is the responsibility of the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response to oversee the University's efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX and this policy.
Anne Mullarkey Sawa
A report may be made to any Responsible Employee. A Responsible Employee is defined as an employee who is required to share a report of Title IX Sexual Harassment with the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. All Duquesne employees, including Deputy Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Coordinators and Public Safety Officers, are Responsible Employees.
A report that is made to the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response by anyone, including by a Responsible Employee, will trigger outreach to the Complainant.
An anonymous report to the University's Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response may be filed by using the Anonymous Reporting Form located on the University's Title IX website. An anonymous report to the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response of Title IX Sexual Harassment obligates the University to respond in accordance with Section XII: Initial Outreach. The University's ability to respond, however, will be affected by whether the report disclosed the identity of the Complainant and/or Respondent. Additionally, in order to provide Supportive Measures to a Complainant, it is not possible for the Complainant to remain anonymous because at least one school official (the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response) will need to know the Complainant's identity, but as further discussed in Section XIII: Supportive Measures, Supportive Measures will be kept confidential to the extent possible, and a Complainant may obtain Supportive Measures without identifying himself/herself to the Respondent (to the extent possible while implementing the Supportive Measure) or to anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response and anyone else who has a need to know in order to implement Supportive Measures.
A confidential report may be made by contacting one or more of the following on-campus or off-campus resources.
On-campus confidential resources
- Spiritan Campus Ministry - (412) 396-6020
- University Counseling - (412) 396-6204
- University Psychology Clinic - (412) 396-6562
- Health Services - (412) 396-6562
Off-campus confidential resources
- Pittsburgh Action Against Rape 24-hour helpline - 1-(866) END-RAPE
- Center for Victims of Violence and Crime 24-hour helpline - 1 (866) 644-2882
- Resolve Crisis Network 24-hour helpline - 1 (888) 7YOUCAN
Confidential Resources may have reporting requirements and/or other obligations under state or federal law, including reporting requirements under the Clery Act, which mandates reporting of certain crimes but does not require the report to include any personally identifiable information.
Making a report to a confidential resource does not give the University actual knowledge.
In situations involving danger to persons or property, individuals are encouraged to report the incident to the applicable local police department or Duquesne's Public Safety department at (412) 396-2677.