Q & A
What happens when an online Incident Report is submitted?
The incident report is received by the Director of Human Resources, the Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinator. They will consult and determine next steps.
If a name is shared on the form (optional), either the Director of Human Resources, the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator will contact that individual directly and promptly. They will talk with the individual about the incident and discuss options. In addition, they will provide information regarding resources and support.
If a name is not shared on the form, the Director of Human Resources, the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator will determine next steps based upon the information provided. (Please note that anonymous information provides perspective regarding a situation and allows the seminary to record statistics regarding incidents; however, depending on the details provided, anonymous information may not enable any direct action.)
What other reporting options do I have?
This online form is one of several ways you may report. Other ways to report include:
- Individuals may go directly to the Director of Human Resources or Dean of Students to meet in person.
- Individuals may call or email the Director of Human Resources or Dean of Students.
- If incident is related to sexual misconduct, the individual may also directly contact the Title IX team. Please consult Resources for Victims section for phone numbers and the complete complaint process.
Who should file an incident report?
- Individuals may use any of the reporting options above to report incidents that are witnessed (even if that individual was not directly involved in said incident) and/or on behalf of another person.
- Individuals are encouraged to refer colleagues or classmates to report incidents of discrimination and/or bias using any of the reporting options outlined above.