Incident and Harm Reporting Information

The Society wants everyone (guests and members alike) to feel safe at Society- and Chapter-events, in Society- and Chapter-managed spaces, and during Society- or Chapter-sponsored interactions. The Society works to proactively limit harm by providing training and building a culture of accountability, but we recognize that harm and persistent conflict may still occur. In light of this, the Society has adopted a framework for responding to harm that is inspired by restorative and transformative justice practices. (For more information on how CARE responds to reports of harm and the Equitable Justice framework, please see this document). We also provide several ways for members or guests to report incidents or harm they experienced, witness, or were told about. The Society values early reporting to enable incrementally addressing incidents and harms before they escalate. Members and guests are encouraged to submit reports regardless of the size or impact of harm.

The following forms should be used for harm that occurs among Graduate members (alumni), between Graduate members (alumni) and Student members (undergraduates), Students members (undergraduates) from different chapters, or harm caused by Society-level policies or practices. If you wish to report an incident or harm between Student members (undergraduates) of the same chapter or harm caused by Chapter-level policies or practices and do not feel comfortable going to the Chapter President, Chaplain, or Inclusion Chair, please email the CARE team at care@adps.org. We will assist you in navigating your chapter resources and provide support as needed.

  • CARE uses these anonymous reports to identify potential patterns of harm by the same person(s) or policies/practices that perpetuate inequities or bias. Submitting this report will not automatically trigger an accountability process. In exceptional cases (specifically acute risk of personal safety), CARE may initiate an accountability process but will always take the utmost care to limit any identifying information included in these reports.
  • No personally identifying information will be asked of you nor collected by this form.
  • Link: https://forms.gle/9U5HFdzNSWTeSU6H7

Confidential Reporting Form

  • CARE uses these confidential reports to identify potential patterns of harm by the same person(s) or policies/practices that perpetuate inequities or bias. Submitting this report will not automatically trigger an accountability process. In exceptional cases (specifically acute risk of personal safety), CARE may initiate an accountability process but will always take the utmost care to limit any identifying information included in these reports.
  • A confidential report will collect your name and preferred contact information to allow CARE to follow up with you in case additional/similar reports are submitted. Your information will remain strictly confidential to the CARE team and not be shared without your explicit permission. Under the Equitable Justice model the Society uses, the harmed person always has agency is deciding on how to proceed (or not) with an accountability process. By including name and contact information, CARE is able to work directly with you to explore restorative options, if you decide to begin an accountability process.
  • If you select to have someone from CARE reach out to you, you will receive a response within 48 hours.
  • CARE encourages Confidential Reports over Anonymous reports, but we trust your judgement in deciding what is best for you and the present situation.
  • Link: https://forms.gle/2QYrpfYJa475uq4w5

Standard Reports: Please email care@adps.org.

  • CARE uses these reports to reach out to the person who submitted the report to begin a discussion around starting an Accountability Process or provide support to chapters or individuals in handling reports of harm or persistent conflict at the Chapter-level. Under the Equitable Justice model the Society uses, the harmed person
    always has agency is deciding on how to proceed (or not) with an
    accountability process.
  • A standard report will collect your name and email by the virtue of emails. CARE will use the utmost care to ensure your information remains confidential to the CARE team. Please note, however, that our technical administrators theoretically have access to these email logs. There is no routine practice around viewing these logs, and we have asked that we be informed ahead of time should there ever be a need to view these logs. For all intents and purposes, you can assume these reports will be confidential, but we want to be fully transparent.
  • Someone from CARE will reach out to you within 48 hours.