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Private or confidential?

In plain language:

A CONFIDENTIAL person/office will not disclose what you tell them to anyone else at the University or outside it (unless there is imminent concern for safety). On campus, these resources include health and counseling services and the University Ombudsman. Off campus, these resources typically include healthcare and mental health providers.


A PRIVATE person/office is required to disclose what you tell them to the Title IX Coordinator. But, even Binghamton University offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary for the Title IX coordinator to investigate and/or seek a resolution. These resources typically include on-campus offices such as University Police, Case Management, the Dean of Students and most other University employees.

Generally, reports shall be investigated in accordance with institution policy and a reporting individual's identity shall remain private at all times if said reporting individual wishes to maintain privacy. (read here for more on this)

However, if an individual discloses information through a public awareness event such as candlelight vigils, protests, or other public event, the institution is not obligated to begin an investigation based on such information. The institution may use the information provided at such an event to inform its efforts for additional education and prevention efforts.

Click here for a list of confidential and private resources on and off campus and also go to the very last pages of the Code of Student Conduct for more!


Andrew R. Baker
Title IX Coordinator
Risk Management and Administrative Compliance
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
Couper Administration Building room 217

Last Updated: 8/14/19