April 02, 2015

Cornell's Ombuds Office is a Confidential Resource for Sexual Assault Matters

In an interview in Cornell's campus newspaper, Judicial Administrator Mary Beth Grant explains that the Office of the University Ombudsman is a confidential resource for victims of sexual violence:

MBG: A lot of times, however, the first place a student or colleague will go after an assault is to someone they know, which may include a faculty or staff member. It is very important all members of the Cornell community understand the reporting obligations related to sexual violence. Faculty and staff are obligated to consult with a Title IX Coordinator about an incident unless they are a designated confidential resource. Confidential resources include medical and mental health care providers at Gannett, counselors at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, the Victim Advocate, the LGBT director, the director of the Women’s Resource Center, staff in the Ombudsman’s office, and those providing pastoral care at Cornell United Religious Work. Detailed information about reporting is available on the university’s SHARE website.
(Cornell Chronicle.)

Related posts: Meet Cornell's New OmbudsWebcast With Cornell University OmbudsCornell to Adopt IOA Standards for Ombuds; Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Years.

See also: Lessons From a Case of Sexual Harassment; Harvard Law Case Study Focuses on Ombuds and the 'Dear Colleague Letter'; Updated Sexual Misconduct Policy at University of North Carolina Reaffirms Ombuds' Confidentiality; Sexual Assault Report from University of Michigan Reaffirms Ombuds' Confidentiality; Grinnell College Affirms Confidentiality of Ombuds Office for Sexual Misconduct Matters Updated Sexual Misconduct Policy at Colorado College Protects Disclosures to Ombuds;IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issues.; Watch Senator Question White House Title IX Expert on Role of Campus Ombuds;Revised Sexual Misconduct Policies at MIT Continue Protection of Ombuds Updated Sexual Misconduct Policies at UC Irvine Assert Ombuds' ConfidentialityUniversity of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matters.

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