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Employees' Duty to Report

Employees' Duty to Report
In accordance with the Texas Higher Education Code Section 51.252, a Collin College employee who, in the course and scope of employment, witnesses or receives information regarding the occurrence of an incident that the employee reasonably believes constitutes dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking and is alleged to have been committed by or against a person who was a student enrolled at or an employee of Collin College at the time of the incident will promptly report the incident to Collin College’s Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinator. The report must include all information concerning the incident known to the reporting person that is relevant to the investigation and, if applicable, redress of the incident, including whether an alleged victim has expressed a desire for confidentiality in reporting the incident.
 
In accordance with the Texas Higher Education Code Section 51.252, an employee of Collin College who is designated by Collin College as a person with whom students may speak confidentially concerning dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking or who receives information regarding such an incident under circumstances that render the employee’s communications confidential or privileged under other law will, in making a report under this section, state only the type of incident reported and may not include any information that would violate a student’s expectation of privacy. This subsection does not affect the employee’s duty to report an incident under any other law.

Exceptions
A Collin College employee is not required to make a report under this section concerning:

  1. an incident in which the employee was a victim of dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking; or
  2. an incident in which the employee received information due to a disclosure made at a dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking public awareness event sponsored by the Collin College or by a student organization affiliated with Collin College.

Mandatory Reporting Form
Collin College employees can access the Mandatory Reporting Form for Incidents of Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Stalking under the “Crisis Response” channel on the My Workplace tab in CougarWeb (https://cougarweb.collin.edu).

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