Responsible Employees/Mandated Reporting
According to Title IX, a "responsible employee" is an employee:
It is considered official notice to the institution if a responsible employee "knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known" about the harassment. This includes incidents that are reported directly, are witnessed, or are reported by a third party (parent, other student), posted on fliers around campus, published in a local newspaper, etc. - all of these should be reported to the College’s Title IX Coordinator.
Responsible employee should explain to the student/employee that they are not confidential resource before a student/employee reveals something that they may want to keep confidential. If a person begins talking about the incident(s) with no warning, interrupt immediately (but nicely) and inform them that the conversation cannot be considered confidential. Assure them that you want to be supportive, but if they do not want the incident(s) to potentially be reported then they should contact one of the College's confidential advisors. In emergency situations, where a person's health or safety is in immediate danger, call 911..
A list of responsible employees for Louisiana Delta Community is listed below by campus.
Janice McDougal, Coordinator for Student Affairs
Staci Silman, Administrator Coordinator 3
Tallulah/Lake Providence Campuses
West Monroe Campus
Dr. Jackie Johnson, Campus Director
Margaret Evans, Administrator Coordinator 4
Dennis Aswell, Campus Police
Authority: Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S. C. 1681-1688)
Source: OCR Questions & Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violencehttps://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201404-title-ix.pdf