Sexual Misconduct Policy - Resources
The College is committed to treating all members of the community with dignity, care and respect. A student who experiences or is affected by sexual misconduct, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking whether as a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, will have equal access to support and counseling services through the College. Interim remedies are also available to all parties (see Section VII below “Interim Measures, Remedies, and Accommodations”).
The College recognizes that deciding whether or not to make a report, either to the College or law enforcement, and choosing how to proceed can be difficult decisions. Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened, in person, by telephone, in writing or by email. All individuals are encouraged to seek the support of campus and community resources. These trained professionals can provide guidance in making decisions, information about available resources and procedural options, and assistance to either party in the event that a report and/or resolution under this policy is pursued. Individuals are encouraged to use all available resources on and off campus, regardless of when or where the incident occurred.
There are many resources available on campus and in the surrounding community. As detailed below, there are confidential resources which by law cannot share information without the consent of the individual seeking assistance. There are also a variety of College resources that will be discreet and private, but are not considered confidential. These resources will maintain the privacy of an individual’s information within the limited circle of those involved in the resolution of a complaint under this policy. For more information about the difference between privacy and confidentiality, see Section III above “Privacy v. Confidentiality”.