Reporting Requirements

Faculty, staff, and student staff members are obligated by the Campus Security Act to report to Public Safety information shared by the victim about the assault.

Once a sexual assault is reported, Public Safety is obligated to contact the victim for a statement and possibly to conduct an investigation. Because sexual assault is a crime under Kentucky law, Public Safety may notify the Berea Police Department to assist with subsequent investigation by BPD. However, the victim has the right to make a handwritten statement to Public Safety stating that they choose not to have the police involved.

In cases of perceived danger, the College is obligated to make a public statement to alert the campus community. Any public statement to the campus to alert and protect the community from imminent danger will be coordinated by the Office of Labor and Student Life.