Confidentiality

All disclosures to the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response are confidential, with few exceptions. This means that we do not share information about your contact with our office with anyone without your written permission, except in the specific situations noted below.  We will not reveal to anyone that you spoke to us or came in for services.

The following are rare, but possible, exceptions to absolute confidentiality, as required by law:

  • If you have signed a Release of Information Consent Form for specified individuals or agencies.
  • If there is a court order, signed by a duly appointed or elected judge, for release of OSAPR’s records (subpoena).
  • If there is imminent danger to you or others (for example, suicide or homicide).
  • If you are suspected of abusing children or other vulnerable individuals, a report will be made to the appropriate state agency, as required by law.
  • Basic anonymous statistical information about use of services and demographics for reporting and planning purposes.
  • Anonymous reporting about the type and location of specific violent crimes (e.g. sex offenses, homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence if it occurred on campus or on university owned or operated property--as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act). Note: names and other identifying information are not included in these reports.