If you are the victim of a crime and do not wish to pursue action either criminally or through the University system, you have the option of filing a confidential report with the Department of Public Safety. Confidential reports of criminal incidents are included in the annual disclosure of crime statistics; however, the identity of the reporting party or victim will not be disclosed in any publicly available recordkeeping or reporting. You have the right to change the report at any time and initiate criminal or University proceedings.
Anonymous reports and/or tips can be made to the Department of Public Safety via the University’s free anonymous tip site: https://local.nixle.com/tip/ur-bulldog-tips/. This anonymous tip system is designed for the reporting of information to Public Safety without having to speak to an actual person or identifying yourself to anyone.
Campus “Pastoral Counselors” and Campus “Professional Counselors”, when acting as such, are not considered to be a Campus Security Authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis to the Department of Public Safety or local law enforcement for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
A “Pastoral Counselor” is an employee of the University who is associated with a religious order or denomination, recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.
A “Professional Counselor” is an employee of the University whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the University community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.