Report an Incident

Dartmouth recognizes that deciding to make a report, either to the College or law enforcement, and choosing how to proceed are difficult decisions. The College supports and encourages prompt reporting of sexual assault, gender-based harassment, domestic or dating violence and stalking. A report can be made by anyone who knows about the incident.

At the time a report is made, an individual need not know whether they wish to request any particular course of action, nor how to label what happened. Choosing to make a complaint, and deciding how to proceed after making the complaint, can be a process that unfolds over time.

Title IX Office at Dartmouth College

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, sexual or gender-based harassment, sex or gender-based discrimination, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, please reach out to the Title IX office for guidance and support.

The College encourages individuals to make a report or file a complaint with the Title IX Office. If an individual chooses to move forward with a formal complaint, the Title IX Office will work with the Complainant to determine the appropriate path for resolution.

An individual can also report to the Department of Safety and Security, Office of Community Standards and Accountability, Human Resources or any other Responsible Employees. Responsible Employees are obligated under Dartmouth policy to promptly notify the Title IX Office.

Decide Whether to Make a Report

Dartmouth takes all reports of Prohibited Conduct seriously. A person may choose to report an incident to the College and/or local law enforcement. These options are not mutually exclusive; both internal and criminal reports may be pursued simultaneously.

Reports can be made by meeting with a member of the Title IX office: in-person, over the phone, or via Zoom. For Complainants seeking Formal or Informal Resolutions, a Formal Complaint must be filed to initiate a resolution process. Meeting with the office prior to filing a Formal Complaint is encouraged to explore possible supportive measures and resolution options. A link to the form can be found below.

Title IX Formal Complaint Form

(This form is not intended to make a report of concern or to ask a question. To do that, please email the Title IX Office.)

Request Supportive Measures

Dartmouth will take and/or make available reasonable and appropriate Supportive Measures designed to restore or preserve access to educational and employment opportunities without unreasonably burdening either party; address safety concerns of the Complainant, the Reporting Party, the Respondent or broader Dartmouth community; maintain the integrity of the investigative and/or resolution process; and deter retaliation. Supportive Measures are available whether or not a Formal Complaint is filed and regardless of whether the Complainant or Title IX Coordinator file a Formal Complaint.  Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized measures offered as appropriate, as reasonably available and without fee or charge to the Complainant or Respondent. 

Supportive Measures may include:

  • Facilitating access to counseling and medical services;
  • Guidance in obtaining a sexual assault forensic examination;
  • Assistance in arranging rescheduling of exams and assignments and extensions of deadlines;
  • Academic supports;
  • Assistance in requesting accommodations through the appropriate office if the Complainant or Respondent qualifies as an individual with a disability;
  • Changes in the Complainant's or Respondent's class schedule (including the ability to transfer course sections or withdraw from a course), work schedule, or job assignment, including teaching, research, and service responsibilities;
  • Change in the Complainant's or Respondent's campus housing;
  • Escort and other safety planning steps;
  • Imposition of a "no contact order," an administrative remedy designed to curtail contact and communications between two or more individuals;
  • Voluntary leave of absence;
  • Referral to resources to assist in obtaining a protective order;
  • Referral to resources to assist with any financial aid, visa, or immigration concerns; or
  • Any other Supportive Measure that does not unreasonably interfere with either party's access to education or employment opportunities can be used to achieve the goals of this policy.

To request supportive measures, contact the Title IX Office.

Make a Criminal Complaint to Law Enforcement

The College encourages reporting to local law enforcement for those interested in pursuing a criminal resolution. The Hanover Police Department (HPD) is a 24 hour agency that maintains on-call investigators. HPD can meet with a Reporting Person to answer questions about the criminal reporting process.

To learn what your reporting options are, or to initiate a criminal investigation, contact HPD by calling (603) 643-2222. You can find more information on Hanover Police Department's reporting process here. If the incident occured outside Hanover, please contact your local police department. WISE can assist as a confidential resource when engaging in this process.

The criminal process is separate from the Dartmouth student disciplinary process. An impacted party can pursue one, both, or neither options. The College will assist the Reporting Person to file a report and collaborate with law enforcement.

Anonymous Reporting

Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sex or gender-based discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. An individual may report the incident without disclosing their name, identifying the Responding Person, or requesting any action. Depending on the extent of information available, the College's ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Title IX Office will review any anonymous reports and will determine any appropriate responses.

Dartmouth Integrity Helpline

Call 888 497 0516 or submit a report to

Dartmouth utilizes an independent, third-party platform (Ethicspoint) to recieve and respond to anonymous reports.

Safety & Security Anonymous Reporting Form

Use this form to submit an anonymous report to the Department of Safety and Security.