In matters involving incidents of sexual misconduct, requests for confidentiality will be respected to the extent allowable under federal and state law, and information pertaining to such incidents will be treated with sensitivity and disseminated with care when it is necessary to do so for purposes of conducting an investigation or taking appropriate corrective action. However, the College reserves the right (as permitted or required by applicable law) to issue timely warnings and make other announcements to the College community when the College determines that there is a serious or continuing threat to members of the college community or that there is another significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on the College's campus. Under federal law, the College must report the occurrence of certain designated crimes that occur on campus or in certain other designated areas, including forcible and non-forcible sex offenses as defined by the federal government, in an annual security report that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. This annual security report does not include personally identifiable information. When an incident of sexual assault or sexual violence is reported to College officials, a prompt and equitable investigation of the incident will follow.