Franklin & Marshall College has outlined a set of policies and procedures for "mandated reporters" to report incidents of sexual misconduct. The College has defined all employees, both faculty and professional staff, as mandated reporters in the context of three federal laws that establish responsibilities for employees of colleges to report certain categories of crimes and incidents, especially sexual misconduct. It is the responsibilities established by the Clery Act, Title VII and Title IX that give rise to the term “mandated reporter" or "mandatory reporter" and the policies outlined here:
Members of the faculty and professional staff who witness or become aware of possible sexual harassment or misconduct involving a student perpetrated by another student, a member of the College's faculty or professional staff should promptly contact (without contacting ANY other individual, including any supervisor, academic chair or administrative department head):
The Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form may be used to submit a report or a report may be made by phone contact of the Title IX Coordinator at 717-358-7178. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for informing the Department of Public Safety about the report.
When an employee thinks that a student may be about to report an act of sexual harassment, discrimination or assault, the employee should, if possible: tell the student that the College will maintain the privacy of the information, but also explain that the employee cannot maintain complete confidentiality; tell the student that the employee is required to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator; and tell the student that the employee will be required to reveal the names of the parties involved. If the student wishes to proceed, the employee should inform the student that sharing the names of the parties involved puts the College on notice and may require the College to ask for additional information.
The Sexual Assault Response Team is also available to provide guidance on how to handle a situation to faculty and professional staff at any time. 717-560-7311
Under the Clery Act, College employees (except counselors, clergy and health service providers) are also mandated reporters for a broader array of serious crimes.
When a member of the faculty or staff becomes aware of the sexual harassment or assault of a student this must be reported within 24 hours to the Title IX Coordinator, Jan Masland at 717-358- 7178
When the incident involves no students reports should be made to:
When the incident involves employees only:
When the incident involves a faculty member (but no students):
No retaliation will be taken or permitted against an employee or student who makes a good-faith report of harassment, or toward anyone who cooperates in the investigation of the complaint. Allegations of retaliation should be reported to the same individuals (outlined above) to whom reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence are made.