Responsible Persons at UCF have a duty to report
Are you a confidential employee or a responsible person?
A Confidential Employee is any UCF employee or DSO who is entitled under state law to have privileged communications.
Confidential employees will not disclose information about prohibited conduct to the university without the permission of the student or employee.
Confidential employees and resources at the University of Central Florida include the following:
- Health Services employees
- Counseling and Mental Health Services employees
- Employee Assistance Program employees
- Ombuds Office employees
- Victim Services employees
- Student Legal Services employees
- Volunteer chaplains
Responsible persons include all other university employees as well as others.
Responsible persons are:
- Any university or Direct Support Organization (“DSO”) non-student employee who is not a confidential employee,
- Resident assistants in the residence halls, and
- Graduate students with administrative, instructional, or supervisory authority over others.
Responsible persons include but are not limited to faculty (full-time and part-time), staff (full-time and part-time), and all those employees identified as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs).
Duties of Responsible Persons
In no event should a student be told that your conversation will be confidential.
As a responsible person, you have an obligation under the university’s Reporting Requirements Related to Nondiscrimination policy to advise the university’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Equity all relevant details about an incident of sex/gender-based discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment, Title IX sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, and/or stalking that involves any student as a complainant, respondent or witness. To file a report, click on the File a Report link on the upper right corner of this page.
As a faculty or staff member who sees your students regularly, you are in a unique position to detect behavioral changes, increased stress levels or academic deterioration that can signal a serious problem. Students value faculty and staff opinions. You are not expected to take on the role of counselor or investigator, but don’t underestimate your ability to share helpful information with your students about the resources available at UCF, especially if a student approaches you for help.
The What To Do When A Student Reports document outlines the process and provides resources for assisting students and fulfilling the University’s reporting requirements for employees.