In developing a “Mandatory Reporting Policy”, the University has assigned all employees to one of three designations: 1) Mandatory Reporters, 2) Confidential Employees, and 3) Discretionary Employees. The criteria for each designation is listed below.

1) Mandatory Reporters

Mandatory Reporters are those required to report to the Title IX Coordinator in a prompt manner any allegations of a violation of the University Sexual Misconduct Policy which come to their attention. Mandatory Reporters are the University President and all those employees who are subordinate to the President and fit one or more of the following classifications:

  • Members of the Title IX Staff (Coordinators and Investigators)
  • Members of the Resident Hall Staff (including Residents Assistants)
  • All Campus Safety Staff (full and part-time)
  • “Provost” and subordinates with Provost or Vice President in their Job Title
  • “Vice Presidents” and subordinates with Vice President in their Job Title
  • “Deans” and subordinates with Deans in their Job Title
  • “Director” and subordinates with Director in their Job Title
  • Athletic Administrative Staff, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers
2) Confidential Employees

Confidential Employees are those employees who hold a professional license or state recognized privilege (e.g. LCMS Pastors) and are hired to provide that service to the University Community. Confidential employees are NOT required by the Sexual Misconduct Policy or Title IX to report ANY information to the Title IX Coordinator or designee under the terms of their license or ordination. Confidential Employees are those employees who fit one or more of the following classifications:

  • Licensed members of the University Counseling staff
  • Licensed members of the University Health Services staff
  • Members of the University Campus Ministry staff
  • Ordained Clergy who teach in the Theology Department and who are not mandatory reporters as outlined directly above
2) Discretionary Employees

Discretionary Employees are all those who are not covered in the above two designations. Discretionary Employees have the option to report or not report allegations of a violation of the University Sexual Misconduct Policy which come to their attention.