Resources for Faculty & Staff
Several offices and individuals on campus are designated as confidential resources for members of the University community who wish to discuss an incident of sexual misconduct without or before reporting it to the Title IX Coordinator. Individuals who are not prepared to make a report or who may be unsure how to label what happened to them, but seek information and support, are encouraged to contact a confidential resource.
If a complainant wants to maintain confidentiality by disclosing only to a confidential resource and not reporting to the University, the University will be unable to conduct an investigation into the particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against the respondent.
Additional offices on campus serve as private, or non-confidential resources. Full confidentiality and anonymity cannot be guaranteed when reporting instances to these offices. However, individuals within these offices do everything in their power to keep information private and on a need-to-know basis in order to best assist you, and move forward with an investigation if one takes place.
A complainant who initially requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the University or report the incident to law enforcement and have the incident fully investigated.
S.O.S. – Sexual Offense Support(Crisis Service) (Confidential)
S.O.S. offers confidential crisis support and victim advocacy for survivors of all forms of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking. This call service is available to all victims any time. Survivors are encouraged to call and receive support for all victimization issues, including flashbacks and triggers. The assault does not have to be recent and the victim does not have to be in full-blown crisis to find this service helpful.
To reach the advocate on duty, call the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001 (A clinician will take a first name and phone number and have the advocate call you back within 10 minutes)
UD Police Victim Services (Non-Confidential)
The department has officers specifically trained in victim services. An officer will be made available at all times to offer assistance, counseling and support services, and referrals to outside agencies for victims of crimes.
413 Academy Street
302-831-2222, ask to speak to a Victim Services employee
HMS Health Advocates – Employee Assistance Program for UD Employees (Confidential)
Faculty and staff may contact HMS with any personal, interpersonal or professional problems including relationships and family, work stress/conflict, emotional problems, family/parenting, childcare, elder care, financial and more.
24/7 support www.hmsincorp.com
Office of Human Resources: Employee & Labor Relations (Non-Confidential)
The Office of HR Labor & Employee Relations is an internal resource that’s available to faculty and staff regarding any employment concern, especially as it relates to sexual misconduct.
413 Academy Street
Office of Equity and Inclusion (Non-Confidential)
OEI provides leadership and support in creating an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment and is responsible for Title IX compliance.
305 Hullihen Hall