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Reporting Responsibilities

There are applicable state and federal laws mandating different employees report different things.  They are as follows:

 

Title IX
The University considers almost all employees, with the exception of those designated confidential*, as Mandatory Reporters. When an employee becomes aware of an alleged act of sexual assault, stalking, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment,  or gender discrimination, the employee must promptly share the information with the Sexual Misconduct Officer, Amy O'Neill, (405) 325-2215, smo@ou.edu, or the Title IX Coordinator, Bobby Mason at (405) 325-3546, bjm@ou.edu, or any of the Associate Title IX Coordinators, Kristen Partridge – Student Affairs, (405) 325-0850, kpartridge@ou.edu;  Larry Naifeh - Athletics,(405) 325-8241, lnaifeh@ou.edu; Faustina Layne - HSC/Tulsa, (405) 271-2110, faustina-layne@ouhsc.edu; Kate Stanton (405) 271-2416,  kate-stanton@ouhsc.edu (HSC);  or Josh Davis (918) 660-3107, jmdavis@ou.edu (Tulsa).


An employee may also use the online Reporting Form found here.


For more guidance regarding mandatory reporting of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, see the Reporting Guide found here.    

Questions regarding mandatory reporting obligations can be directed to Bobby Mason at (405) 325-3546 or Amy O'Neill at (405) 325-2215.

*Confidential employees include OU Advocates [Norman/HSC: (405) 615-0013, answered 24/7; and Tulsa: (918) 660-3163, After Hours: (918) 743-5763], counselors, clergy, attorneys, or physicians engaged in such capacity with the reporter, and the University Ombudsperson, (405) 325-3297.  

 

Child Abuse and Neglect
According to Oklahoma state law, every individual is required to report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse and/or neglect (sexual or otherwise) directly to DHS and/or local law enforcement.  Reporting to DHS is confidential (1-800-522-3511).  Minors are considered individuals under the age of 18.  Additionally, if the incident occurs on campus, please contact OUPD, HSCPD or Tulsa PD immediately and/or local law enforcement.  If the matter involves sexual harassment or misconduct, please contact our office at 405-325-2215.  Even if you are not considered a mandatory reporter below, there are no exceptions to this mandatory reporting requirement for minors.

 

The Clery Act
The Clery Act imposes a duty to report incidents of murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons (illegally carrying and possessing), dating violence, stalking, hate crimes which occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by our institution, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.   You must report this as a statistic to Norman campus police at: (405) 325-2864 or for HSC matters: (405) 271-4300, or for Tulsa matters: at (918) 660-3900.

The duty is imposed upon all “campus security authorities.” "Campus security authorities” is defined broadly to include all officials or employees who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities (e.g. coaches, RAs, student affairs administrators, housing/residential life, faculty with significant advisory responsibilities over students such as advising student organizations).  Counselors, health service providers and clergy are voluntary reporters under the Clery Act.  You should report the incident as soon as you know about it.

 

Title VII
Where those incidents occur on University property or are committed by University-affiliated individuals, all supervisory employees, including faculty with supervisory responsibilities, have an obligation to report claims of sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, or sexual orientation discrimination to the University’s Equal Opportunity Officer: Bobby Mason at: (405) 325-3546 or (405) 271-2110, bjm@ou.edu.