As soon as a member of the University community makes a report to any institution official (e.g. any faculty or staff member of the University), the official is to present the reporting individual with the following statement: "You have the right to make a report to the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, or State Police or choose not to report; to report the incident to your institution; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution."
This is to say that, as a person reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, you may do so to the University, the police, or both any may withdraw a complaint from either process at any time. You are not required to speak to either the police or the University and cannot be compelled to do so. You cannot be retaliated against for filing a report with the University, and if you experience any sort of retaliation the University will take steps to correct it. The University will also provide you with assistance and resources to support you; these can include medical and counseling resources as well as changes in academic, living, transportation, and working situations, as appropriate and where reasonably available.
Please see Section VII of the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures for more information about reporting an incident.