What is a Responsible Employee?
Responsible Employees have a duty to report to the Title IX Office all relevant details of any alleged sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual harassment incident involving a TCNJ community member about which the Responsible Employees knows or should reasonably be aware. Individuals not classified as a Responsible Employee do not have the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; and have not been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX coordinator or other appropriate school designee.
Obligations as a Responsible Employee:
- Report ALL information to Title IX Office
- Name of Victim and/or Reporting Party
- Name of Alleged Student
- All details regarding the incident
- Report information immediately
- TCNJ is “on notice” once you know this information so contact the Title IX Office within 24 hours of receiving the report
- Report through one of the following options
- Be caring & compassionate to the Reporting Party
You can access the PDF version of the above Responsible Employee Cheat Sheet HERE.
For more information on Responsible Employee’s and the legal obligations set forth by the Office for Civil Rights: http://www.higheredlawreport.com/2014/05/responsible-employees-and-title-ix/
Who is a Responsible Employee at TCNJ?
Some students such as CAs, RAs, Griffins, and Orientation leaders are also Responsible Employees and training will be facilitated by their advisor.
If you are only listed under one of these links please contact Title IX Coordinator, Jordan Draper, and she will clarify your role.
What happens after an incident Is reported?
Once a Responsible Employee learns of any information that may be a Title IX violation they are required to report this information to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator wants to ensure that all TCNJ community members feel safe in their environment and will reach out to the student or employee to give them information on accommodations, the College and Criminal process if they are interested in pursuing the allegations, and numerous on-campus and off-campus resources. The Reporting Party does not have to participate in any College process and the main concern of the College is helping to maintain that the incident does not impact their educational pursuits and evaluating whether there is a threat to the overall TCNJ community.
Please do not hesitate to contact the the Title IX Office if you have any questions:
- Title IX Coordinator, Jordan Draper, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-771-3266.
- Title IX Investigator, Chelsea Jacoby, at email@example.com or 609-771-3112.
Interested in learning more about Title IX?
Not Anymore is an online sexual violence education program that is designed to educate college employees on Title IX, sexual violence, and legal obligations. As a TCNJ employee you have FREE access to this program throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. The program is 30 minutes and you have the freedom to log-in and out of the program to accommodate your schedule.
Access the program here: https://studentsuccess.org/SSO/tcnj/emp
Below are some resources that you may find helpful as a Responsible Employee if a student reports a Title IX incident to you:
- Responsible Employee Training
- Guidelines on how to respond to a student disclosure
- Rights And Resources
- Reporting Options Grid
What if I do NOT want to report to a Responsible Employee?
The College offers several confidential and free resources for students who are unsure of reporting to a Responsible Employee:
These lists and links are continuously updated as trainings occur and additional resources are offered. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Jordan Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3266, if you have any questions about your position.