Rights and Responsibilities
Faculty/Staff Who Wish to Report Gender-Based Misconduct
Please see Reporting Options for information about reporting gender-based misconduct.
Faculty/Staff Who Have Received a Report of Gender-Based Misconduct
Any responsible employee must notify the Title IX Coordinator of any and all reports that they receive regarding potential gender-based misconduct occurring among members of the Bard community. Under Bard policy, responsible employees are any Bard administrator, faculty, professional staff member, safety and security officer, or peer counselor.
Upon receiving a report of potential gender-based misconduct, responsible employees must inform a reporting individual of their own reporting responsibilities (i.e., that they can provide privacy, not confidentiality; that they must make a report to the Title IX Coordinator) and the option of seeking assistance from confidential resources and support services. In addition, responsible employees must provide the following information to the reporting individual at the first instance of disclosure of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking:
- You have the right to make a report to Bard College security, local law enforcement, and/or state police, or choose not to report.
- You have the right to report the incident to your institution, Bard College.
- You have the right to be protected by the College from retaliation for reporting an incident.
- You have the right to receive assistance and resources from the College.