File a Report

 

File a Report

Reporting

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator, receiving the person’s verbal or written report.

Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinator

Frank Merckx, D.M.H; Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Campus Life & Student Affairs/Dean of Students; Ehinger Center 147; fcmerckx@drew.edu or titleixofficer@drew.edu; (973) 408-3390

Filing a Report Off Campus

Students and employees may always report to law enforcement. Drew University strongly encourages persons exposed to sexual or relationship violence to report those offenses to the Madison Police Department (973) 593-3000 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 625-6200. Drew staff can provide assistance in making such reports or contacts. In most circumstances, excluding domestic violence which can include dating violence, law enforcement will not pursue criminal charges without a complainant’s consent or cooperation. If you choose to solely report off-campus to law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator at Drew will typically not be notified.

Confidentiality vs. Privacy

Communications made in confidence to a person with a legal privilege in the course of their professional work means that person cannot disclose the matter to anyone, including law enforcement and university officials, unless there is a risk of harm or permission is granted. Confidential and legally privileged resources are commonly identified as counseling services, health services, chaplain, and attorney-client privileges.

Privacy means Drew employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality yet will maintain privacy to the greatest extent possible, and information disclosed will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution and to notify the Title IX Coordinator or designee, who is responsible for tracking patterns and identifying systemic issues.