G-28-5 Confidentiality

Throughout this process, the College commits to preserving confidentiality to the greatest extent possible, noting that information will be shared with appropriate College staff as needed to fully investigate the nondiscrimination, sexual misconduct/sexual violence or sexual harassment concern. However, should the individual bringing forward the concern request complete confidentiality, the College will make every attempt possible to honor that request. It is important to note that an individual's request to maintain confidentiality may limit the institution's ability to fully respond to the concern. Additionally, if the alleged victim is under the age of 18 and depending on the nature of the concern, the College may be required to report information to appropriate authorities (see HR Policy - Mandatory Reporting - Child Protection Policy).