Reporting Sexual Violence: What are the options?
A student who has experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence is not required, but encouraged, to report the incident. Students who know about, or suspect, sexual harassment or sexual violence has occurred against another student are not required to report these incidents unless they are designated as a mandatory reporter.
UNH has a comprehensive system to assist students who choose to report sexual violence. Those who wish to make a report have a few different options. Complaints can be filed directly with the Title IX Coordinator and/or the UNH Police. They may also report to a mandatory reporter, submit a report (including anonymous reports) through the Incident Report Form or speak with Privileged Confidential Support Services. 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.
In addition to the above, information can be sent directly to the Title IX Coordinator by submitting the information via the Incident Report From (IRF)or by sharing information with a mandatory reporter. Additionally, reports made directly to the UNH Police will prompt the agency to make an automatic report to the Title IX Coordinator.
UNH is required by law to take action once a report of sexual harassment or sexual violence has been received. If the impacted party does not want an investigation or disciplinary action to take place, or otherwise wishes their identity remain confidential, that 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 the request for confidentiality and engage in the grievance process 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.