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Reporting Responsibility for Employees

Most Employees

Most University employees are responsible for promptly reporting any concern of sex discrimination related to a student to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinators, UAPD, or staff in the Office of Institutional Equity or Dean of Students Office.

Employees are encouraged to report to the most appropriate person given their understanding of the concern which has been raised. If you are unsure who to report to please report any emergency/crisis/crime to UAPD (9-1-1) and any non-emergency to the Title IX Coordinator.

It can be difficult to tell a student that you need to report the concern she or he has raised so we offer the following tips:

  • Tell the student you need to report the concern.
    • As soon as you are aware that the student may have a sex discrimination concern let her/him know your reporting obligation so that s/he can determine what information s/he would like to disclose.
    • If the student is reporting an incident of violence (sexual assault, relationship violence) let the student know you will be obligated to report the names of the alleged perpetrator(s) and student(s) affected, as well as relevant facts (date, time, location).
    • Let the student know that s/he may request that her/his confidentiality be maintained and the University will consider her/his request.
    • Let the student know that there are on-campus confidential reporting options.
  • Listen to the concern carefully and empathetically without judgment.
  • Try not to make comments about the specific people or situations involved in the concern.
  • Try to gather information from the student that will be helpful in assessing the concern without forming an opinion about the viability of the complaint.
  • Let the student know multiple complaint and support options are available and provide her/him with a copy of the Title IX brochure available here or from the Office of Institutional Equity or Dean of Students website.

What if the student asks that you maintain confidentiality after s/he has already shared information with you?

  • Tell the student you are unable to and must report the concern
  • Let the student know that even when you report a concern s/he remains in control of whether or not they want to file a complaint, utilize support/assistance options, etc.

Remember that most interim/immediate measures, such as no-contact orders, housing and academic changes, are coordinated by the Dean of Students staff. It is important that you promptly report concerns.

Supervisory Employees

Additionally, if you supervise employees, contractors, agents or students; teach or advise students; or have management authority related to a UA-sponsored program or activity, you have certain responsibilities under the UA’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy. These responsibilities include:

  • Promptly notifying the Office of Institutional Equity if you are informed of or have a reasonable basis to suspect someone has violated the UA’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy (University Services Building #217, (520) 621-9449, www.equity.arizona.edu);
  • Promptly notifying the Dean of Students Office if the alleged policy violator and the person who is the subject of the conduct are students (Robert L. Nugent Building, (520) 621-7057, www.deanofstudents.arizona.edu); and
  • Engaging in appropriate measures to prevent violations of the Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment policy

The Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy can be found here or at the Office of Institutional Equity website.

Title IX Coordinator

Mary Beth Tucker
Assistant Vice President for Equity Compliance
(520) 621-9438
mtucker@email.arizona.edu

Deputy Coordinators

For Students:
Kendal Washington White
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
(520) 621-7057
kwashing@email.arizona.edu

For Faculty/Staff:
Mary Beth Tucker
Assistant Vice President for Equity Compliance
(520) 621-9438
mtucker@email.arizona.edu

For Athletics:
Erika Barnes
Senior Associate Athletics Director
(520) 626-8443
ebarnes@email.arizona.edu