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When seeking help or support from individuals at Elizabethtown College, it is important for  students to understand which individuals can keep information confidential and which are required to report information to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 


 If I Talk To:

Their reporting 
responsibility is:

 What Next:

Campus Security, Faculty, Res Life staff, RAs, Coaches, etc (Responsible Employees)

These individuals must report all details, including your name, to the Title IX Coordinator of Deputy Title IX Coordinator

The institution will investigate what occurred and take prompt and effective action to end the harassment, remedy the effects, and prevent it from occurring again

College Health Educator

College Health Liaison

Athletic Trainer

Front Desk in Counseling Services

(Mostly Confidential Employees)

These individuals must report information about the nature, date, time, general location of the incident and the name of the perpetrator, but NOT the name of the impacted student or other info that could identify the student to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator

This information is used by the institution to identify patterns or systemic problems related to sexual violence and sexual harassment

Staff Counselors in Counseling Services

College Chaplain

College Assistant Chaplain

(Confidential Employees)

None—Staff Counselors and Chaplains are not required to report any information to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Completely Confidential Employees

If a student is seeking complete confidentiality, the best option is to consult first with a College Counselor or Chaplain. The Counselor or Chaplain can provide confidential advice, share resources, and inform the student about the process for making an official report to the College without any requirement to disclose information to the Title IX Coordinator.

College Staff Counselor is available 24/7 ---Call 717.361.1405 to request a confidential counseling appointment or call Campus Security after hours at 717.361.1111 to request confidential support.

College Chaplain and Assistant Chaplain (clergy) are available during regular college business hours for confidential consultation. Call 717.361.1260.


Mostly Confidential Employees

Staff in Student Wellness and the Athletic Training office can talk to a Complainant or reporting person without being required to disclose personally identifiable information about the Complainant/victim to the Title IX Coordinator. Students can seek assistance and support from the employees listed below without triggering an investigation that would reveal the identity of the Complainant/victim. These employees are only required to share a limited report to inform the Title IX Coordinator of the date, time, general location and nature of the sexual violence on or off campus but, again, not information that would identify the Complainant/victim. This general information is necessary in order for the College to appropriately track patterns, evaluate the scope of the problem and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. Before sharing the general report with the Title IX Coordinator, these employees will work to consult with the Complainant/victim to ensure that no personally identifiable details about the Complainant/victim are shared. 

Counseling Services’ front desk staff, Betsy Allen, available at 717.361.1405 (daytime)

College Health Liaison, Eileen Wagner, RN, is available for consultation during regular college business hours. Call 717.489.1021

College Health Educator, Amanda Cheetham, is available for consultation during regular college business hours. Call 717.361.1123. 

Athletic Trainers, Bridget Spooner and Jessica Lazarski, available at 717.361.1591 (daytime).

Responsible Employees

Unless you are reporting to one of the “completely confidential” or “mostly confidential” locations, you are reporting to Responsible Employee. According to this Policy, whenever a Responsible Employee becomes aware of any information related to a report of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence, the Responsible Employee, as a general matter, must share all relevant details about the alleged incident with the Title IX Coordinator. This information includes all the details necessary for the College to determine what happened -- including the names of the Complainant, victim if not the same as the Complainant, the Respondent(s), and any witnesses, and any other relevant facts, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident. To the extent possible, information reported to a Responsible Employee will be shared only with people responsible for handling the College’s response to the report. A Responsible Employee will not share information with local law enforcement without the victim’s consent, or unless the victim has also reported the incident to law enforcement.

Before a Complainant reveals any information, the Responsible Employee will do his or her best to ensure that the Complainant understands the limitations for confidentiality and the obligations to disclose personally identifiable information to College officials. If the Complainant prefers to consult with a more confidential resource person, the Responsible Employee should assist with an appropriate referral.

If the Complainant decides to report an incident to a Responsible Employee, but requests that the Responsible Employee maintain confidentiality or requests that no investigation into the incident be conducted or disciplinary action be taken, the Responsible Employee should inform the Complainant that the Title IX Coordinator will review the information and consider the request for such confidentiality/non-action, but that confidentiality/non-action cannot be guaranteed. (See Requests for Confidentiality section of the Student Handbook)

The Responsible Employee will never pressure a Complainant or victim to request confidentiality or pressure him/her to make a full report.

Aside from the employees previously described as Confidential and Mostly Confidential resources, all other employees of the College are considered Responsible Employees and they must share details of any report with the Title IX Coordinator

Requests for Confidentiality

Sometimes a Complainant will request confidentiality through the resolution process, even though they have not reported to a confidential source. The College must weigh requests for confidentiality against the College’s obligations to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all students, including the Complainant. There may be times when the College may not be able to honor a Complainant’s request for confidentiality.
If the College honors the Complainant’s request for confidentiality, the individual involved must understand that the College’s ability to meaningfully investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action will likely be limited.

The Elizabethtown College Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Betty Rider, is designated to evaluate and determine requests for confidentiality in consultation with the College Response Team. The College Response Team is comprised of the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Dean of Students, Director of Campus Security, and Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities. The membership of the team varies according to the specific report and individuals involved. The Title IX Coordinator and College Response Team will consider the seriousness of the allegation(s), whether the sexual violence was perpetrated with a weapon, whether the report reveals a pattern of perpetration, the respective ages and positions of the Respondent and Complainant, whether the sexual violence was committed by multiple perpetrators, whether there have been previous harassment complaints against the Respondent(s), whether the Respondent has a history of arrests or records indicating a history of violence, whether the Respondent threatened further sexual violence or other violence against the Complainant or others, and the Respondent’s right to receive information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The presence of one or more of these factors could lead the College to investigate and, if appropriate, pursue disciplinary action.

If the College determines it cannot maintain a Complainant’s request for confidentiality, the College will inform him/her prior to starting an investigation, and will, to the extent possible, only share information with individuals responsible for handling the College’s response. The College may not require a Complainant to participate in any investigation or disciplinary process.

The College will be mindful of the Complainant’s well-being and will take steps to protect the Complainant from retaliation or harm. The College will also assist the Complainant in accessing advocacy resources; academic support; counseling, disability, health or mental health services; and legal assistance and will provide other security and support measures as appropriate, including by issuing a no-contact order, arranging a change of living or work assignment or class schedules (including for the Respondent pending the outcome of an investigation), or making adjustments for assignments or tests, etc. The College will inform the Complainant of the right to report a crime to local law enforcement and provide the Complainant with assistance if requested.

Because the College is under a continuing obligation to address the issue of sexual violence campus-wide, reports of sexual violence (including the general, non-identifying reports) will always prompt the College to consider broader remedial action such as increased monitoring, supervision or security at locations where the reported sexual violence occurred; increasing education and prevention efforts, including to targeted population groups; conducting climate assessments; or revisiting College policies and practices.



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