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” shall be to the ability of identified confidential resources to not report crimes and violations to law enforcement or college officials without permission, except for extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency or child abuse. 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.”
“Privacy” shall be SUNY Broome Community College offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality but will maintain privacy to the greatest extent possible, and information disclosed 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 for tracking patterns and spotting systemic issues. Most SUNY Broome employees are required to report known incidents of sexual assault, or other crimes. They will not share the private information beyond what is required or needed to comply with law and policy. 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.
Click on the flowchart and/or resource list below for an easy to follow breakdown of options. More detailed information can be found on the SUNY Broome Response Policy webpage.