Any student wishing to speak with a SUNY Broome Community College employee about sexual violence should be aware of differences between Confidential and Private reporting options.
Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed with an expectation that it will not be divulged to others without permission of the individual. A limited number of employees are able to serve as confidential report takers. Those available to take Confidential reports are listed within the Sexual Violence Response Policy. Detailed information on Confidential reporting options also available on the webpage “Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence.”
Private reporting pertains to the treatment of information by SUNY Broome Community College employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality. These employees will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution and to notify the Title IX Coordinator or designee, who is responsible under the law for tracking patterns and spotting systemic issues. SUNY Broome Community College will limit the disclosure as much as possible. If you disclose an incident to a SUNY Broome Community College employee who is responsible for responding to or reporting sexual violence or sexual harassment, but wish to maintain confidentiality, or do not consent to the institution’s request to initiate an investigation, the Title IX Coordinator must weigh your request against our obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of our community, including you.