Reporting & Resources (including Confidential Support Options)


A report can be made by any individual who has experienced sexual misconduct, who has been affected by sexual misconduct, or who has knowledge of sexual misconduct happening to or affecting someone else. After making a report, an individual may choose to (1) pursue resolution under the Title IX Policy or the Sexual Misconduct Policy; or (2) if applicable, pursue an alternative resolution involving the respondent; or (3) choose to end involvement in the resolution process.

Any individual who wishes to make a report of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator may report the incident to the university through the following channels:


Direct Reporting

  • Please visit the Elon University Title IX website for current information regarding direct reporting

Mandatory Reporters

The following university employees have been designated as “Mandatory Reporters” by the university and are required to promptly report all known information about an incident of sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, and sex and/or gender-based discrimination to the university’s Title IX Coordinator:

  • Any member of Elon’s Senior Staff
  • Academic deans and department chairs
  • Directors and coordinators of academic and campus programs
  • Advisors of student organizations
  • Supervisors of student employees and professional employees
  • Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Staff in the Office of Human Resources
  • Members of the university’s Campus Safety and Police
  • Residence Life staff (including student staff; resident assistants and apartment managers)
  • Office of Student Conduct staff
  • Athletic Department staff including coaching staff
  • Study Away program leaders


Any individual designated by Elon to have the duty to report alleged sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and/or related retaliation and who fails to report such conduct may be subjected to disciplinary action. 

All employees are highly encouraged to report, refer, or communicate resources for support to students who disclosure experiences of sexual or interpersonal violence. Any employee with questions about their reporting obligations should contact the Title IX Coordinator. 

Student Employees: For Student Employees, they are only Responsible Employees when they are working in their role, not when in their role as students in classrooms, experiential learning, and social settings. 

Online Reporting

Any individual can make an online report of a violation of this Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy. An individual may report the incident without disclosing their name, identifying a complainant or a respondent, or requesting any action. Elon will attempt to investigate such reports but depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, Elon’s ability to investigate and respond to an anonymous report may be limited.

Law Enforcement Reporting Options

Criminal charges may be filed with Elon university Campus Safety and Police (who will also report to the Title IX Coordinator) or the Town of Elon Police Department (or other department) depending on the jurisdiction in which the crime was committed. For more information on how to report a sexual misconduct violation to law enforcement, visit Campus Safety & Police.

Confidential Resources (On & Off-Campus)


Elon University has trained resources with whom an individual may discuss an alleged violation of this policy without the information being reported to the Title IX Coordinator and who can provide an immediate confidential response in a crisis situation. The university has designated the following persons as confidential resources under this policy:

  • Safeline responders, (336) 278-3333 (anytime)
  • Assistant Director of GLC for Violence Response and other members of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center who are acting in their role to provide violence response (336) 278-5009
    • Without disclosing personally identifying information about the Complainant, Safeline and/or the Assistant Director of GLC for Violence Response will notify the Title IX Office of the nature, date, time, and general location of an incident. This notification helps keep the Title IX Office informed of the general extent and nature of sexual misconduct, both on and off campus, and allows for tracking patterns, evaluating the scope of the problem, formulating appropriate campus-wide responses, and fulfills all obligations as Campus Security Authorities under the Clery Act.
  • Counseling Services, R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness, (336) 278-7280
  • Health Services, R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness, (336) 278-7230
  • Members of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life staff who are ordained and acting in their role as a clergy-counselor within their respective faith tradition.




Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations also may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR):


Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-1475

Telephone: (202) 453-6020



[1] Individuals who respond to Safeline calls are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) under the Clery Act. As such, these individuals provide non-identifying, aggregate data to the university.

[2] The Coordinator for Violence Response is designated as a CSA under Clery Act. As such, these individuals provide non-identifying, aggregate data to the university.



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