Reporting to “Privileged and Confidential” Employees

  • Professional Counselors: Professional, licensed counselors who provide mental-health counseling to members of the university community (and including those who act in that role under the supervision of a licensed counselor) are not required to report any information about an incident to the Title IX Liaison without a victim’s permission. Pitt-Bradford’s Office of Counseling Services is staffed by one full-time counselor and one part-time counselor: 

    Dr. Leslie Rhinehart
    Director of Counseling Services 
    226 Frame-Westerberg Commons

    Ms. Liza Greville, LCSW
    Part-time Counselor
    Office of Counseling Services
    226 Frame-Westerberg Commons

    Individuals who work or in the on-campus Office of Health Services, including front desk staff, can generally talk to a victim without revealing any personally identifying information about an incident to the University. A victim can seek assistance and support from these individuals without triggering an investigation that could reveal the victim’s identity or that the victim has disclosed the incident.

    While maintaining a victim’s confidentiality, these individuals or their office should report the nature, date, time, and general location of an incident to the Title IX Liaison. This limited report – which includes no information that would directly or indirectly identify the victim – helps keep the Title IX Liaison informed of the general extent and nature of sexual violence on and off campus so the coordinator can track patterns, evaluate the scope of the problem, and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. Before reporting any information to the Title IX Liaison, these individuals will consult with the victim to ensure that no personally identifying details are shared with the Title IX Liaison.

    Ms. Nicole Stark, RN, BSN 
    Director of Student Health Services
    226 Frame-Westerberg Commons

    Ms. Bonnie McMillen, RN, BSN
    Part-time Health Nurse
    Student Health Services

    Ms. Marcia Avey
    Administrative Assistant 
    Office of Health and Counseling Services
    226 Frame-Westerberg Commons

    A victim who speaks to a professional or non-professional counselor or advocate must understand that, if the victim wants to maintain confidentiality, the University will be unable to conduct an investigation into the particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against the alleged perpetrator.

    Even if you do not want to pursue a formal report or complaint with the University, these counselors and advocates will assist you in receiving other necessary protection and support, such as victim advocacy, academic support or accommodations, disability, health or mental health services, and changes to living, working or course schedules. 

    A victim who at first requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the school or report the incident to local law enforcement, and have the incident fully investigated. These counselors and advocates will provide the victim with assistance if the victim wishes to do so.