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XIV. PRIVACY

The School shall protect the privacy of individuals involved in a report of Sexual Misconduct to the extent permitted by law and School Policy.  A report of Sexual Misconduct may result in the gathering of extremely sensitive information about individuals in the School community.  While such information is considered confidential, School policy regarding access to public records and disclosure of personal information may require disclosure of certain information concerning a report of Sexual Misconduct.  In such cases, efforts shall be made to redact the records in order to protect the privacy of individuals.  An individual who has made a report of Sexual Misconduct may be advised of discipline or corrective measures imposed against the respondent when the individual needs to be aware of the discipline or corrective measures in order for it to be fully effective (such as restrictions on communication or contact with the individual who made the report).

In addition, when the offense involves a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, FERPA permits disclosure to the complainant the final results of a disciplinary proceeding against the respondent, regardless of whether the School concluded that a violation was committed.  Information regarding discipline or corrective measures taken against the respondent shall not be disclosed without the respondent’s consent, unless permitted by law as noted above, or unless it is necessary to ensure compliance with the action or the safety of individuals.