Responsible Employees

Employees with administrative or supervisory responsibilities on campus or who have been designated as Campus Security Authorities,* are considered Responsible Employees.  This includes, for example, members of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Coaches, Student Affairs professionals (including Resident Advisors), and faculty who serve as advisors to student groups. Sworn officers in UNC Department of Public Safety are also Responsible Employees. Confidential Resources are not considered to be Responsible Employees.  A full list of Responsible Employees can be found here.

Responsible Employees will safeguard an individual’s privacy, but are required by the University to immediately share all details about a report of Prohibited Conduct (including the known details of the incident (e.g., date, time, location), the names of the parties involved, a brief description of the incident and if the incident has been previously reported) with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Title IX Compliance Coordinator, or a member of the Response Team in person, by telephone, electronically, or by email. Such reporting ensures timely support for all parties and enables an effective and consistent institutional response.

*Campus Security Authorities, as designated by the University, include: members of UNC Department of Public Safety; any individual(s) who have responsibility for campus (guard, escort, etc.); individuals/departments designated as Reporting Options in this policy; and employees with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. A Campus Security Authority must share all known details of an incident, consistent with the expectations for Responsible Employees, but no identifying information with respect to a Reporting Party will be entered in the University’s daily crime log or annual security report.

For more information, view the Policy.