Reporting Sexual Violence: What are the options?
A student who has experienced sexual violence or harassment is not required, but is encouraged, to report the incident.
Students who know or suspect sexual violence or harassment has occurred against another student are also encouraged, but not required, to report these incidents (unless they have University jobs that make them Mandatory Reporters).
UNH has a comprehensive system to assist students who choose to report sexual violence. Students who wish to report sexual violence have a few different options. They may file a complaint directly with the Title IX Coordinator, and/or the UNHPD. They may also report to a UNH Authority/Mandatory reporter, anonymously report through ReportIt! or LiveSafe, or speak with Privileged Confidential Support Services. Reporting involves a couple of important terms that every student should know, which are discussed below. For a full description of UNH policies and procedures for reporting sexual violence complaints, read UNH Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, Article VI. D., entitled Special Provisions.
The Title IX Coordinator must coordinate compliance with Title IX at UNH. This means that when she receives notice of conduct that might violate Title IX, such as a sexual violence incident(s), she is responsible for the University's administrative response to that information.
You can notify the Title IX Coordinator or file a complaint directly in any one of the following ways:
Reporting a sexual violence incident prompts UNH to take action because, by law, we are required to respond. The individual will be asked to disclose some information to allow UNH to assure the safety of the campus community with a police investigation, a UNH investigation, and/or student conduct proceedings. If you don’t want an investigation or disciplinary action to take place, or otherwise want your identity to remain confidential, your request will be carefully considered. However, honoring such a request may limit UNH’s ability to respond fully to the incident and, in some cases, UNH may override your request for confidentiality to maintain a safe community.
Directly reporting incidents to the Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator or UNHPD allows for the fastest response by the University. If there is an emergency, please call 911.