Can I file a report and remain confidential / anonymous?
An anonymous report is one that is submitted without disclosing the name of the reporter, the details of the behavior, and/or the name(s) of the person(s) involved. It may be filed on behalf of oneself or another person.
An anonymous report can be filed with DukeReach, Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention at the Duke Women's Center, and the Duke Police's Silent Witness Program. The information submitted through anonymous reports will typically be shared with the Office of Student Conduct. Because of the anonymous nature of the report, person-specific follow-up cannot be guaranteed.
You can also submit a report through the Speak Up line. The Speak Up phone line and online reporting form both offer an option to remain anonymous. Complaints submitted through Speak Up that are related to discrimination or harassment are forwarded to the Office for Institutional Equity.
Confidential resources can provide counseling, information and support in a confidential setting. Confidential resources will not share information about a report without the individual’s express written permission unless there is a continuing threat of harm to the complainant or to others or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information (e.g., suspected abuse or neglect of a minor). These individuals can also help an individual make a report to the University. However, when a student reports sexual misconduct by another student to any other Duke employee, that employee is expected to report the behavior to the Office of Student Conduct. OSC will contact the reporting student before deciding how to respond.