Confidential online reporting

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Online Reporting

Bay College uses internal online reporting forms to record and manage incidents, accidents, academic integrity violations, comments, general feedback, and safety and security drills. All students, employees, and guests should promptly report criminal incidents and emergencies by dialing 911 or in the event of a non-emergency by filling out an internal report form below.

Confidential Reporting

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College system or the criminal justice system, you may want to consider making a confidential report. You can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity, however you cannot report the incident to a campus security authority (CSA) because they are designated as mandatory reporters. If you approach a CSA and identify that you intend to remain anonymous they will help you navigate to the online reporting tool where you can report anonymously and/or they can provide you with counseling contact information. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the College can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process which followed the signing into law, the 1998 amendments to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), clarification was given to those considered to be campus security authorities. Campus “Pastoral Counselors” and Campus “Professional Counselors”, when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged; if and when they deem appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.