REPORTS AND WARNINGS
When the Gordon Police Department becomes aware of sexual misconduct, they must quickly determine whether the information provided about alleged sexual misconduct presents a serious or continuing threat to other members of the campus community. The College may decide it is necessary to issue a warning to the campus community about potential dangers and the Gordon Police are responsible to transmit a timely alert to protect the health and safety of the community. Every effort will be made to ensure that biographical and other identifying information is not disclosed, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Federal Reporting Obligations
By federal law (the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act), institutions of higher education are required to produce an annual security report. This report includes descriptions of institutional policies concerning campus security, including policies concerning sexual assault, how to report a crime, statistical reporting of sexual assault incidents, etc. All personally identifiable information is kept confidential. The report is available online at www.gordon.edu/clery. A paper report can be obtained by contacting The Gordon Police Department.
Records relating to sexual misconduct allegations will be kept by the Title IX Coordinator in a confidential and secure location. These records will include reports from members of the Title IX Team, the Investigator’s report, and a description of disciplinary consequences. Records for students, faculty and staff will be retained for seven years after the complainant and accused have left campus.
If the adjudication process determines that the accused was responsible for violating this policy, a notice will be entered in their file in the Office of Student Life. Records may be shared with appropriate administrators if there is an allegation of a repeat or similar offense.