Officials with Authority
Officials with Authority are required to report all incidents of sexual misconduct of which they are made aware. Official with Authority means an official of the University who has authority to institute corrective measures for sexual misconduct on behalf of the University. The following individuals are Officials with Authority: President; Chancellors; Provosts/Vice Presidents; Vice Chancellors; and Campus Title IX Coordinators. (Procedures for Sexual Misconduct Reports against Students, D.10, Page 9 and Procedures for Sexual Misconduct Reports against Employees, D.10, Page 9)
At UNL, the following individuals are Officials with Authority:
Ronnie Green, Chancellor
Katherine Ankerson, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Michael Zeleny, Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance
Marco Barker, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion
Robert “Bob” Wilhelm, Vice Chancellor, Research & Economic Development
Laurie Bellows, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Meagan Counley, Title IX Coordinator
Reporting Expectation for All Individuals
All individuals are expected to promptly report conduct that may violate the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy to the University. Although the University does not limit the time frame for reporting sexual misconduct to promote timely and effective review, the University strongly encourages individuals to report possible sexual misconduct within one hundred and eighty (180) calendar days of the last occurrence of the concerning conduct. A report made after one hundred and eighty (180) days may make it more difficult to gather relevant and reliable information.
In addition, all individuals are expected to report conduct that may also violate criminal law to both the Title IX Coordinator and local law enforcement. These processes are not mutually exclusive and both may happen simultaneously or at different times. (University of Nebraska Board of Regents Policies)
Reporting furthers the University’s efforts to prevent and remedy sexual misconduct to the extent possible, which moves us closer to meeting the University’s core values of safety and inclusion.
Reporting sexual misconduct to Institutional Equity and Compliance (“IEC”) does not automatically initiate a formal complaint or investigation. The individual who may have experienced sexual misconduct retains the choice to pursue a complaint and an investigation. IEC will send information about supportive resources and reporting options to the individual who may have been subjected to sexual misconduct, and offer to meet for the purposes of discussing resources and options in greater detail. Supportive measures are available to individuals subjected to sexual misconduct regardless of whether they file a complaint. IEC may also reach out by phone or email to confirm receipt of the information sent.
Confidential Resources Exemption
This provision of the policy does not apply to individuals who have been designated as confidential resources. See Confidential Resources at https://www.unl.edu/equity/getting-help.