What is a confidential resource?
Confidential resources are employees not required to report any identifying information regarding an incident of sexual violence to the university. Survivors of sexual misconduct can speak openly to confidential resources about their experiences without their names or extensive details about their experience being reported to the Title IX coordinator or law enforcement.
Who is considered confidential?
Confidential resources include licensed mental-health counselors, chaplains, social workers, psychologists, and health center employees. At the University of Utah, employees engaged in counseling and support services from the following centers are considered confidential:
*These offices must report general information about incidents of sexual misconduct in a way that does not identify the individuals involved, such as the nature, date, time and general location of the incident. This information is required to be included in the university’s Annual Security Report under the Clery Act and in rare circumstances may result in the issuance of a timely warning or other university obligations under Clery/Violence Against Women Act.
Under which circumstances may a confidential resource have to report an incident?
Although confidential resources are not required to report incidents of sexual assault, they may disclose personal information in order to protect an individual or others from serious harm. Confidential resources are required to report threats of self-harm, ongoing domestic violence, and abuse of children, the elderly or people with disabilities to appropriate authorities.