All members of the University community, including students, faculty, and staff are expected to report all violations of this Policy and assist and cooperate in the application of this Policy, in particular by cooperating in any investigation under this Policy. Any person who knowingly misrepresents the truth, or whose willful action or inaction obstructs the application of these procedures, will be subject to disciplinary action.
While all members of the Adelphi community are strongly encouraged to report an inappropriate situation, regardless of who is creating that situation and may be required to report criminal actions by law, all persons who act in a supervisory, managerial, or instructional role are among those designated as “responsible employees” of the University and therefore required to report misconduct in violation of this Policy. Those considered “responsible employees“ of the University include, but are not limited to: public safety officers, faculty, deans, managers, resident assistants, resident hall directors, residential life directors, senior administrators and supervisors and are thus required to report any incidents of discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking), or retaliation to the Title IX Coordinator. “Responsible employees” can also be held responsible for actions or inaction that obstructs the application of this Policy.
A “responsible employee” is any employee of the institution who has:
Notwithstanding the above, the requirements with respect to reporting and cooperation do not apply to faculty or students conducting confidential research under the supervision of an IRB, who, in the course of conducting such research, obtain information from research participants about sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking victimization or other violations under this policy (subject to certain exceptions). In such cases, research participants must be informed that disclosures of the above offenses made during the course of the research will not be considered notice to the University for the purpose of initiating an investigation.
Researchers should provide research participants with information regarding their options to report the misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, the Department of Public Safety and the local or state police, as well as the confidential resources available at the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Campus Chaplains, and other community resources listed in the following brochures:
These brochures can be found at students.adelphi.edu/handbooks
Reports Involving Minors
Adelphi University is committed to the prevention of child abuse. Child abuse includes both the physical and sexual abuse of individuals under the age of eighteen. Adelphi University employees are directed to bring all reasonable suspicions, beliefs and allegations of child abuse immediately to the attention of Public Safety or the Title IX Coordinator, who will then make the appropriate report to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Register). Reports can also be made directly to the Child Abuse Hotline at 800-342-3720.