UNL Title IX Responsible Employees

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The University is required to designate campus community members who are responsible for reporting incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator for the purpose of conducting an investigation into the situation. Once a Responsible Employee knows or reasonably should know of possible sexual misconduct, the University is deemed to have notice of it, and is obligated to investigate and take appropriate action. As such, immediate reporting is crucial. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.

Not all University Employees are designated as Responsible Employees. Most UNL faculty and staff members are not Responsible Employees. Only those individuals identified by title on this webpage are required to take action or report incidents of sexual misconduct. The University encourages all other University employees and faculty members to: (1) assist a UNL community member with reporting to the Title IX Coordinator and/or local law enforcement; and/or (2) assist a Community member by directing the individual to resource and reporting options; (3) and/or report concerns to your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator.

Responsible Employee Obligations

A Responsible Employee is obligated to take the following action upon learning of sexual misconduct allegations:

  • Before an individual reveals information the individual wishes to keep confidential, make sure the individual understands the Responsible Employee’s obligation to report the names of the parties and relevant facts to the Title IX Coordinator, and an inability to keep the information confidential. Inform the individual that the Title IX Coordinator or designee will be contacting them if allegations are shared.
  • Provide the individual with a list of confidential resources (i.e. CAPS, Victim Advocate, Women’s Center counselors, etc.). Inform the individual of UNL’s limited ability to respond to a complaint where the person wants to remain confidential, if the person indicates such a desire. Do not promise confidentiality. The University will consider a request for confidentiality, but may not be able to grant or maintain it depending on the circumstances.
  • Encourage the person to seek medical care if the situation involves sexual assault or other bodily harm.
  • Inform the individual of the right to file a Title IX complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Office of Civil Rights;
  • Inform the individual of the right to file a separate criminal complaint with campus or local law enforcement.
  • Inform the individual of the right to be free from retaliation for filing a complaint.
  • Inform the individual of the importance of preserving evidence, even if the person may not be considering reporting at the present time.
  • Immediately report the sexual misconduct allegations or situation in accordance with the Title IX reporting structure within your department/College or directly to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Report the situation to campus police if you are identified as a Campus Security Authority and if the situation is a reportable crime under the Clery Act.

UNL Responsible Employees

Generally speaking, all individuals with the following in their titles will be Title IX Responsible Employees for the purposes of Title IX: Dean, Associate Dean, Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, Manager, Department Chair and Department Head. Specifically, individuals with the following titles are Responsible Employees and are: (1) required to report situations of sexual misconduct to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance; and (2) inform the reporting party of resources (Confidential and community resources) and reporting options (i.e. police, IEC).

The following positions have been specifically identified as Responsible Employees:

  • ACADEMIC ADVISING/CAREER COUNSELING
    • Director of University Advising and Career Counseling
    • Directors of Advising
    • Associate Directors of Advising
  • ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
    • Deans
    • Associate Deans
  • ADMINISTRATION
    • Chancellor
    • Chief of Staff / Associate to the Chancellor
    • Vice Chancellors
    • Associate Vice Chancellors
    • Assistant Vice Chancellors
    • Senior Administrative Team Members
  • ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
    • Executive Director
    • Associate Executive Director, Operations
    • Associate Executive Director, Alumni Relations
    • Senior Director, Marketing Communications
    • Assistant Director, Student Programs
  • ATHLETICS
    • Athletic Director
    • Senior Associate Athletic Directors
    • Associate Athletic Directors
    • Senior Management Team
    • Directors of Operations
    • Assistant Directors of Operations
    • Sport Administrators
    • Human Resources Director
    • Human Resource Generalists
    • Title IX Liaisons
    • Head Coaches
    • Assistant Coaches
    • Associate Coaches
    • Volunteer Coaches
    • Strength Coaches
    • Life Skills Coordinators
    • Academic Counselors
    • Athletic Trainers
    • Compliance Office Staff
    • Equipment Manager
    • Sports Nutrition Staff
    • Recruiting Staff
  • CAMPUS CENTERS (i.e. Oasis, Multicultural, Ross Media Arts, etc.)
    • Directors
    • Associate Directors
  • CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT
    • Police Chief
    • Law Enforcement Officers
    • Community Service Officers
  • CAMPUS RECREATION
    • Director
    • Senior Associate Director
    • Associate Directors
    • Assistant Directors
    • Coordinators
    • Member Services Associates
  • CENTER OF GREAT PLAINS STUDIES
    • Director
    • Assistant Director/Communications Coordinator
    • Event Coordinator
  • EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS
    • Director
    • Any faculty member leading, coordinating or supervising an education abroad program or any other university-sponsored international travel. If no faculty member is traveling with the group, another UNL employee traveling with the group, in consultation with the director of Education Abroad, must be designated as the Responsible Employee.
  • FACULTY
    • Department Chairs
    • Department Heads
    • School Directors
    • Any faculty member leading, coordinating or supervising off-campus academic activities or programs such as study abroad programs, special field trips, etc.
  • GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC
    • Director
    • Associate Director
    • Director of Bands
    • Associate Director of Bands
    • Director of Choral Activities
    • Director of Jazz Studies
    • Director of UNL Opera
    • Director of Orchestras
    • Area Head for Dance
    • Technical Director
    • Facilities and Equipment Associate
  • GREAT PLAINS MUSEUM
    • Curator/Administrator
    • Assistant to the Curator
  • GREEK AFFAIRS
    • Director of Greek Affairs
    • Office of Greek Affairs Coordinator for Fraternity Life
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
    • Director of Human Resources
    • Employee Relations Director
    • Assistant Director of Employee Relations
  • INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    • Dean and Director of Extension
    • Dean of the Agricultural Research Division and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Dean of College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources
    • District Directors
    • District Associate Directors
    • Farm Managers
    • Operations Managers
    • Ranch Managers
    • Director of Great Plains Veterinary Education Center
  • INTERDISCPLINARY ARTS SYMPOSIUM
    • Director
    • Associate Director
  • JOHNNY CARSON SCHOOL OF THEATRE & FILM
    • Director
    • Associate Director
    • Production Managers
    • Production Directors
  • LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
    • Executive Director
    • Director of Business Services
    • Development Director
    • Education and Community Engagement Director
    • Ticket Office Manager
    • Director of Production and Facilities
    • Facilities Services Manager
  • MANAGEMENT OR SUPERVISORY LEVEL EMPLOYEES
    • Any employees who have management or supervisory level duties involving hiring, termination and/or discipline related decisions.
  • NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF TECHNICAL AGRICULTURE
    • Dean
    • Associate Dean
  • NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE
    • Executive Director
    • General Manager
    • Production Stage Manager
  • NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT
    • Associate Dean of New Student Enrollment
  • OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY AND COMPLIANCE
    • Director
    • Associate Director
    • Title IX Coordinator
    • Title IX Deputy Coordinators
    • Title IX Investigators
    • Staff members who interact with or assist students or employees with Title IX issues must report to the Director.
  • REGISTRAR’S OFFICE
    • Registrar
    • Associate Registrar
    • Assistant Registrars
  • SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART
    • Director
    • Associate Director
    • Associate to the Director
    • Building Operations Manager
    • Collection Manager
    • Director of Education
  • STUDENT AFFAIRS
    • Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
    • Assistants to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
    • Dean of Students
    • Assistant Dean of Students
    • Any staff members who directly assist students with student disciplinary or Title IX issues
  • STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
    • Director
    • Assistant Director
  • STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
    • Director of Student Involvement
    • Associate Directors of Student Involvement
    • Assistant Directors of Student Involvement
    • Director of LGBTQA Resource Center
    • Director of Women’s Center
    • Coordinator of University Program Council
    • Advisors of Recognized Student Organizations
  • UNIVERSITY HOUSING
    • Director of University Housing and Dining Services
    • Associate Directors
    • Assistant Directors for Residence Life
    • Assistant Directors Conference Services
    • Conference Services Managers
    • Resident Assistants
    • Residence Directors
    • Maintenance Managers
    • Assistant Maintenance Managers
    • Dining Managers
    • Assistant Dining Managers
    • Summer Conference Hall Directors
    • Summer Conference Assistants