Step 2: What Are My Options For Reporting?
File a Report Online
Individuals may file a formal report regarding bias, discrimination, and/or harassment online. Reports and complaints filed online will then 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.). All information submitted online will be reviewed during University business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
Please note that any report made through the Speak Up online form will identify you as the reporter. Because of the inability to follow up with the reporting party, the University no longer accepts anonymous reports.
Additionally, this reporting form is for non-emergency incidents only. For emergencies, including safety concerns for members of the Notre Dame community, please call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555.
Report to a Non-Confidential Resource
There are several Non-Confidential Resources with to whom you might feel more comfortable reporting what happened. These resources will listen to your concerns, receive your report, and share the information you provide with the appropriate University office. Sharing information with Non-Confidential Resources will result in a University response.
Report to Law Enforcement
The Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 574-631-5555. Students, faculty, and staff may also call 911 in an emergency. If the incident occurred on Notre Dame property, NDPD, 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. The Notre Dame Police Department (911 from a campus phone, or 574-631-5555 from a cell phone) can assist with contacting the appropriate agency. Although students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to notify NDPD 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.