Reporting Options

All members of the FSU community are encouraged to promptly report complaints, concerns, observations, knowledge, or suspicion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.  

Reporting these occurrences allows the University to take prompt and effective action to identify and address threats to our community and to provide assistance to those who may need it.

Many University employees are obligated to report (share knowledge or suspicion of) these incidents with the University Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Coordinator for Students, with the exception of the FSU Designated Confidential Resource Person as well as certain medical professionals and clergy acting within their professional capacities. 

Note that the University’s responsibility is to ensure the safety of all students and employees on campus.  Therefore, and with limited exceptions, the University cannot guarantee that confidentiality can be maintained if such confidentiality would create a, imminent threat to the safety of others.  The University will take steps to keep information as private as possible, but cannot guarantee confidentiality.  Students seeking confidentiality may speak with FSU Designated Confidential Resource Person, or with medical professionals or clergy acting within their professional capacities, as noted below.

The University prohibits and takes proactive steps to prevent retaliation, adverse action against an individual, because the individual has made an honestly believed report or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing regarding a report or complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

Title IX Coordinators

University Title IX Coordinator

Kim R. Dexter
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity
Dwight Hall, 207/324

Title IX Coordinator for Students

Dr. Meg Nowak Borrego
Dean of Students
McCarthy Center, suite 504

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics  

Carey Eggen 
Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator

Athletic Center, Second Floor 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jay Hurtubise
Assistant Dean of Students/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
McCarthy Center, suite 504

Jesse Edwards
Associate Director of Equal Opportunity/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Dwight Hall, suite 207

Community Standards

The Office of Community Standards can provide information on filing formal complaints where there are alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, including the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy or the Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Retaliation.

Law Enforcement

University Police

McCarthy Center, ground floor

Confidential Reporting

FSU Designated Confidential Resource Person

McCarthy Center, Suite 504

Voices Against Violence - designated counselor

Hotline 800-593-1125 (on-campus meetings available)

FSU Tip Line

The FSU Tip Line is also available for confidential reporting, however the University will likely be severely limited in investigating and responding to anonymous reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.

To provide anonymous information to FSU Police, send a text message to 67283 containing the word “FSUTIP,” followed by a space, and then your message.

How It Works: Two-way communication. Users submit their tips via text message. Campus Police are immediately notified of the tip. University Police may respond to user with follow up questions or information anonymously. Users receive confirmation messages for all submitted tips. FSU Tip offers tipsters anonymity, allowing anyone to discretely provide timely, critical information without letting those in his/her vicinity in on the communication.

Anonymous Reporting

Limited actions and interventions are available in response to anonymous reports.  In some cases, the university will be able to use information from anonymous reports to follow up with impacted parties or address problematic behavior directly.  However, information received anonymously will be used primarily for data and trend tracking. Anonymous reports may be made online using the ANONYMOUS REPORT FORM FOR INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC/DATING VIOLENCE, AND STALKING

Staff with Confidential Privilege

Professional staff and clergy in the following offices are entitled to confidential privilege with their clients when acting within their professional capacities.  Under the Clery Act, staff may still need to make a report that an offense has occurred but may omit information which may identify the individual.  

Counseling Center


Health Center


Campus Ministry


Employee Duty to Report

The University recognizes that a person may feel most comfortable disclosing an incident to a University employee that one knows well. However, it is important to know when that information may be shared.

In terms of reports of discrimination, discriminatory harassment (including sex and gender based harassment), or retaliation, any trustee, administrator, department chair, program coordinator, manager or supervisor who has knowledge of or receives such a report from a student or other member of the University community is obligated to report the information to the EO Officer or Title IX Coordinator as soon as the employee becomes aware of it. Likewise, any member of the campus community is encouraged to report to the EO Officer or the Title IX Coordinator any conduct of which they have direct knowledge and which they in good faith believe constitutes discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation.

Other employees, for example resident assistants and athletics staff, must follow specific departmental protocols to report information that they receive or observe about discrimination, discriminatory harassment (including sex and gender based harassment), or retaliation.  Even where an employee of the University does not have the duty to report as outlined above, those employees are not considered confidential and may still share information that they learn. Only those resources designated as confidential can promise confidentiality.

Any member of the University community who has a question about their reporting responsibilities should contact the Title IX Coordinator or EO Officer.

Outside Agencies

At any time, individuals have the right to file charges of unlawful discrimination with the appropriate government agency with or without first utilizing the Title IX Complaint Procedures.  Such agencies include:

Office for Civil Rights
Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA  02109-3921
Phone: 617-289-0111
Fax: (617) 289-0150
Timeframe:  Must file within 180 calendar days of alleged incident.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Room. 475
Government Center
Boston, MA  02203-0506
TTY: 617-565-3204
Timeframe: Must file within 300 calendar days of alleged incident.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
One Ashburton Place, Room. 601
Boston, MA  02108
617-727-3990 (x588 for TTY)
Timeframe: Must file within 300 calendar days of alleged incident.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
436 Dwight Street
Second Floor, Room 220
Springfield, MA  01103
(413) 739-2145
Timeframe: Must file within 300 calendar days of alleged incident.