Reporting process and resources
Employees, students, or community members may consult with the Office for the Resolution of Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Institutional Compliance, Prevention & Response (ORSM) at TitleIX@nau.edu or 928-523-5434 concerning any reports of possible sexual misconduct issues. Faculty and staff employees must report all disclosures using the Sexual Misconduct Incident Report.
If you are approached by a student, faculty or staff employee, affiliate, or other person who believes that sexual harassment, assault, or violence has occurred, you should provide the person with the following information:
- Refer students or employees to the appropriate resources.
- Explain that you cannot guarantee confidentiality due to the University’s concern for campus safety and that you will respect their privacy and only pass on information on a need-to-know basis. Employees are required to report any reports that might relate to a Title IX issue using the Sexual Misconduct Incident Report and may consult with the Office for the Resolution of Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Institutional Compliance, Prevention & Response (ORSM) at TitleIX@nau.edu.
- Explain that retaliation or retribution of ANY kind taken against an individual as a result of that person filing a complaint, requesting information, cooperating in an investigation, or otherwise participating in these reporting procedures is strictly prohibited.
- Explain that the impacted party may:
- Speak with confidential resources, such as Counseling Services for students at 928-523-2261 or Employee Assistance and Wellness for faculty or staff employees at 928-523-1552. These offices may explain options in a confidential manner. The students or employees can use these services even if they do not wish to file a formal complaint.
- File a criminal complaint. Impacted parties may pursue criminal charges by contacting NAUPD at 911.
- Contact Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (NACASA) at 928-213-6112 to schedule a forensic exam (rape kit) or Victim Witness Services at 928-856-7676 to better understand criminal and university administrative options.
- File a formal complaint under the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Impacted parties may pursue administrative complaints alone or in conjunction with a criminal complaint through the Sexual Misconduct Policy by submitting it to TitleIX@nau.edu.
- As part of the Title IX Coordinator’s responsibility for NAU’s overall compliance program, the Title IX Coordinator’s Office for the Resolution of Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Institutional Compliance, Prevention & Response (ORSM) partners with various offices to offer supportive measures and collaborates campus-wide to implement these services, such as removing affected students from a shared class, providing mutual no-contact orders, or assistance in relocation within the residence halls, as appropriate.
- Follow reporting requirements outlined in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.