Title IX - How to File a Report

How to File a Report

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

You may report sexual misconduct based on your own experience or on behalf of someone else concerning an act of sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. You have the power to choose what's best for you. If you have been impacted by sexual violence, you have options to share your story.

There is no time limit for filing a report. However, as time passes, it may be more difficult to thoroughly investigate the report because witnesses may not be available, memories may have faded, respondents may no longer be affiliated with the University and/or other key information is no longer obtainable. When filing a report, you do not need to know what course of action to pursue or how to label what happened.

Option 1: Remain Anonymous

If you have been impacted by sexual violence, you may choose to file an anonymous report. You can report a personal experience, something you personally witnessed or a situation you heard about.

You may choose to make an anonymous report if you want the University to be aware of an incident but do not want to be involved in an administrative investigation. Depending on the information you provide, the University's ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. If the report does not identify the alleged victim and/or respondent, we may not be able to initiate a grievance process or provide supportive measures.

Option 2: File a Report With Salve Regina Administrators

Incidents may be reported to the Title IX coordinator or a University official with authority to institute corrective measures. Reports may be made in person, by regular mail, telephone, email, electronic submission or by any other means leading to your verbal or written report being received.

Salve Regina staff who can accept reports of sexual violence:

Option 3: File a Report With Law Enforcement

You may choose to file a report off campus with the Newport Police Department. The decision to file a criminal complaint is a deeply personal choice. Individuals often make this decision based on the situations surrounding the incident and the circumstances in their life at the time. Some find that participating in a proceeding to hold the accused accountable helps them to regain some measure of control lost by virtue of the assault, and to protect themselves and others from future harm.

Incidents may be reported by calling 911 or the Newport Police Department's non-emergency line at (401) 847-1306.


Salve Regina will make all reasonable efforts to keep confidential the identity of any individual who has made a report or filed a formal complaint, any respondent or any witness. The University will maintain as confidential any supportive measures provided to the complainant or respondent, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair our ability to provide the supportive measures.