Reporting Options

The University encourages students to report all incidents of discriminatory harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, conduct that creates a hostile environment (sexual harassment).  Students may choose either or both of the following reporting options:
  • Reporting to the University: Submit a report online to report an incident to the University administration.  
  • Reporting to Law Enforcement: Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 574-631-5555.  Students may also call 911 in an emergency. If the incident occurred on Notre Dame property, NDSP, a duly authorized police agency in the state of Indiana, is an appropriate agency with which to file a report. On campus incidents may also be reported to the St. Joseph County Police Department (574-235-9611). For off-campus incidents, including at international locations, reports may be filed with the local law enforcement agency where the incident occurred.  In the South Bend area, the local law enforcement agencies include the South Bend, St. Joseph County, and Mishawaka police departments. Notre Dame Security Police (911 from a campus phone, or 574-631-5555 from a cell phone) can assist with contacting the appropriate agency. Although students are encouraged to notify NDSP or other law enforcement authorities, they are not required to do so.

Please know that, regardless of the reporting option chosen, the University is obligated to respond once the University receives a report regarding an incident of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and/or conduct that creates a hostile environment by a student.

Reports that are made to the University will be forwarded to the appropriate office (e.g. incidents of discriminatory harassment will be forwarded to the Office of Community Standards, incidents of discriminatory harassment by a faculty or staff member will be forwarded to the Office of Institutional Equity, incidents of sexual assault will be forwarded to the University's Deputy Title IX Coordinator,etc.).  Please know that the information submitted online will be reviewed during University business hours (Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM).

NOT SURE YOU WANT TO FILE A REPORT?

A number of confidential resources are available on and off campus (including counseling, pastoral and medical) to support you without filing a report with the University administration.  If you are not sure about filing a report, you may wish to speak with a confidential resource first.

REPORTING AN ISSUE INVOLVING A FRIEND?

Consider that incidents inolving harassing or discriminating behavior take control away from an individual. Before you submit a report on behalf of a friend, read the Helping a Friend page.