Reporting Responsibilities

Sexual Assault Resource Guide 2016.pdf

CAMPUS CRIME, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND CHILD ABUSE REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

Clery Act

  • Complex federal law governing the reporting of crimes on campus or on university-controlled property.
  • “Campus security authority” - An official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
  • Campus security authorities must report crimes that occur on campus or on university-controlled property.  Crime statistics are aggregated into Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  In some circumstances, a timely warning notification may be required for the campus community. 
  • Clery Act crimes include murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.
  • Report crimes to the Director of Public Safety.  Do not try to investigate. 
  • Additional information:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/publicsafety/cleryact.html

Title IX/Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Villanova’s Title IX Coordinator: Ryan Rost
Villanova’s Title IX Deputies: Debra Patch (Public Safety); Lynn Tighe (Athletics); Kathy Byrnes (Student Life); Albert Baladez (HR)

  • Prohibits discrimination based on sex/gender in federally-funded programs.  Broader than gender equity in athletics. 
  • OCR – Sexual violence (rape/sexual assault) is sexual harassment that violates Title IX.
  • Schools need to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effect.  
  • Incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence must be reported to one of them.  Again, do not try to investigate.  Not limited to student/student incidents; can also be faculty/student; staff/student and employment relationships.        
  • Additional information:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/health/promotion/goto/resources/sexual assault.html.   

Child Abuse Reporting

  •  Any person who in the course of employment comes into contact with children shall report when they have a “reasonable cause to suspect” child abuse. 
  • Child is under 18.  Can be sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
  • Reporting is to Dave Tedjeske, Director of Public Safety.  He has the obligation to report for the institution to DPW. (Ken Valosky is alternate reporter). 
  • New Minors on Campus Policy applies to all programs where there is contact with children.  
  • Additional information:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/finance/insurance/minors-in-villanova-university-programs.html.  

SIMPLE RULE:  IF IT IS KNOWN TO YOU, MAKE IT KNOWN TO DAVE TEDJESKE, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Important Forms for Advisors

Student club/organization Advisors should be aware that they may have a legal obligation to report certain crimes or suspected child abuse of which they become aware in their capacity as an advisor.  Please review these forms:

Sexual Assault Resource Guide and Flow Chart 2016.pdf

Risk Mgmt Handout.docx