University employees called “Mandatory Reporters” are required to report sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking and retaliation to the University. Mandatory Reporters are not confidential university resources.
The only way for any person to provide notice to the university of an incident of sexual assault or relationship violence is to report the incident to a Mandatory Reporter. If an incident is not reported to a Mandatory Reporter, the university will not be able to take steps to identify resources or promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate the incident and/or resolve the situation in order to eliminate the sexual misconduct or relationship violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on the complainant or the University community.
Mandatory Reporters are identified in the University’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking in Appendix B (when the complainant is a student) and Appendix C (when the complainant is an employee). View Section VI for information on specific responsibilities and guidelines for Mandatory Reporters. Questions concerning whether a particular employee is a Mandatory Reporter should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Joe T. Henderson.
UTM’s policy Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking