How do I find out who is a Designated Reporter or Student-Directed employee?

If you are a student or if you are an employee and you wish to find out if you have a reporting obligation or if someone else does, here are some simple instructions:

  1. Compare your/the employee’s job title in Find People to the list of job titles for designated reporters below.
  2. Look for stickers on doors. (If you are a Designated Reporter you will receive a sticker to post prominently in your work area).

    designated reporter sticker
  3. Ask the employee if they are a designated reporter prior to disclosing anything.
  4. Call the Title IX office for confirmation (541-346-8136), call Human Resources (541-346-3159), or talk to your supervisor (for employees).

Every UO employee belongs to one of three required reporting categories:

Here’s how you can identify the category of different individuals on campus:

The university created this policy as an integral part of an effective response to prohibited conduct. It does this by demonstrating a commitment to maintaining an environment free of harassment and discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, perceived gender, or gender identity that would violate Title IX.

Key components of the policy include:

  • Definitions of key terms.
  • Establishing three categories for types of employees and their reporting obligations:
    designated reporters, student-directed, confidential reporters.
  • Describe obligations for faculty, staff, and university administration.

This policy is intended to encourage reporting by students who have experienced prohibited conduct because it clearly identifies responsible employees for reporting purposes, respects the wishes of students when they talk to other employees, and makes all employees at the institution part of the solution to prohibited conduct.

Resources to review policy:

  • Title IX website
    This is the primary source to understand the policy and access important information about policy implementation.
  • Policy Library
    This has the full text of the approved policy as well as previous and other related policies. You can find policies by title in the search function.
    Policy title: Student Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response Policy

List of Designated Reporter Titles

Academic Unit Titles

  • Senior Vice President and Provost
  • Senior Vice Provost
  • Vice Provosts
  • Director of Student Conduct
  • Student Conduct Code Officers
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX Appeals Officer
  • Director of Housing
  • Director of Residential Life & Educational Initiatives
  • Senior Associate Director of Housing
  • Deans
  • Associate Deans responsible for more than one academic unit, such as the following: Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Operations; Associate Dean for Humanities; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Associate Dean for Sciences; Associate Dean for Social Sciences
  • Assistant Dean, Administration and Operations (CAS)
  • Dean of Students
  • Department Heads
  • Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Director of Study Abroad
  • Associate Provost, Portland Campus
  • Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders

Administrative Titles

  • All members of the Board of Trustees (including student, faculty, and staff members)
  • President
  • Vice Presidents
  • Associate Vice Presidents
  • Director of Affirmative Action and Investigators (EEO Specialists)
  • Director of Campus Operations
  • Senior Director of Employee and Labor Relations
  • Chief Human Resource Officer
  • General Counsel and all attorneys in that office
  • University of Oregon Police Officers


  • Athletic Director (Director of Intercollegiate Athletics)
  • Senior Associate and Deputy Athletic Directors
  • Associate Athletic Directors
  • Assistant Athletic Directors
  • All Coaches of NCAA Intercollegiate Sports (except that a coach below the level of head coach is a Student-directed Employee instead of a Designed Reporter when a student-athlete on that coach’s team discloses having experienced prohibited discrimination to that coach)