“Informal Report” is an allegation of a violation of this policy made by a survivor to Security Services; this type of report may not result in a formal investigation by the College but can help ensure the safety of the College community. The survivor may choose to make a Formal College Report at a later time to initiate a formal investigation by the College.
An Informal Report results in a risk assessment that identifies supports and services that are unique to the survivor. If a risk to the safety of the survivor and/or the College Community is identified, Security Services will conduct an investigation and may inform the police of the need for a criminal investigation. The survivor has the right to choose not to participate in any investigation arising from an Informal Report.
5.2 Response to an Informal Report or Third Party Report.
An Informal Report cannot be made anonymously. Security Services will use the information provided to initiate a risk assessment. This type of report may not result in a formal investigation unless the College’s assessment identifies risk to the safety of the survivor or the College community.
The College also encourages any member of the College community who witnesses or otherwise becomes aware of an incident of sexualized violence to make a Third Party Report. Security Services will use the information provided to assess the safety of the survivor and College community and identify any further action that may be required. You can make a Third Party Report to Security Services or choose to report anonymously in person or by phone.
Survivors making an Informal Report can expect:
- To have their identity protected to the extent possible.
- To be informed of and/or referred to supports and services.
- To be informed of the findings of the risk assessment.
- The right to choose not to participate in any investigation conducted by the College
- To maintain their right to choose to make a Formal College Report at any time.