Other Methods of Disclosure
Complainants have other opportunities to disclose incidents of sexual misconduct as well, some of which may preserve confidentiality and others may not.
Take Back the Night and other similar events
Public awareness events such as Take Back the Night, candlelight vigils, protests, survivor speakouts or other forums in which complainants disclose incidents of sexual misconduct are not considered notice to the University of sexual misconduct for purposes of triggering its obligation to investigate any particular incidents. The University will make an effort to provide information about Title IX rights and available resources at these and other similar events.
The University provides anonymous reporting mechanisms through the University Police Department, http://www.udel.edu/police/forms/submit-a-tip.html, and through an EthicsPoint Compliance Hotline, http://www.udel.edu/compliance/. If identifying information for the complainant is provided through either reporting mechanism, the University Title IX Coordinator will ensure that the complainant is aware of rights and resources and determine whether an investigation is appropriate, based on the complainant’s wishes and the safety of the overall University community.
Off-campus Counselors and Advocates
Off-campus counselors, advocates, pastoral counselors, and health care providers, if permitted by state law, will generally maintain confidentiality and not share information with the University unless the complainant specifically requests the disclosure and signs a consent form authorizing the release of information. Like on campus confidential resources, these off-campus resources may have other reporting or disclosure obligations under state law, including mandatory reporting of child abuse, situations in which the patient or client presents a danger to themselves or others and responding to subpoenas compelling document production or testimony at trial or in a deposition.