August 20, 2018

Responsible employees (Student Misconduct)

  1. Responsible employees

Faculty, teaching assistants, academic advisors, residential assistants, and staff employees, including student employees who hold supervisory positions, are considered Responsible Employees.

Responsible Employees must immediately report all known information about suspected prohibited conduct to the Title IX Office. This includes the name of the parties and known details of the conduct. This duty applies no matter how the information is learned; whether from direct report from an affected party, from social media, or from a concerned third party. Failure by a Responsible Employee to make a timely report of prohibited conduct may be subject to discipline, up to and including removal from their position.

You may contact the Title IX Coordinator by:


(213) 740-5086


Mail or in person

USC Office of Equity and Diversity/Title IX
USC Credit Union Building
3720 South Flower St, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0704

  1. All other staff employees

Reporting is an essential tool to address prohibited conduct and to keep the campus community safe. All employees who are not designated as Responsible Employees or confidential resources (see IV) should safeguard an individual’s privacy, but are also strongly encouraged to share any information about such conduct with the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Office.

  1. Confidential resources

The confidential resources described above in section IV. B. will not share information about an individual or incident without the individual’s express written permission unless there is a continuing threat of serious violence or a legal obligation to reveal the information.