Policy Number: 04.19
Effective Date: 4/8/2015
Any university employee, including any faculty member, who becomes aware of an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a student is expected to notify the Office of Student Conduct with the names of the parties involved and the details of the allegation. Allegations of sexual misconduct may also be reported to Duke Police. University employees who serve in a professional role in which communication is privileged under North Carolina law (e.g., medical providers at Student Health, therapists at CAPS, Women’s Center staff, clergy who are acting in their professional role at Duke) are not bound by this expectation, except as required by law.
Sexual misconduct includes all forms of sex/gender-based harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, relationship violence (domestic violence and dating violence), and stalking. Further information about sexual misconduct may be found in the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.