Title IX- Reporting to the College
Reporting to the College
This page provides links and information about the reporting options which includes who to report to, anonymous reporting, confidential reporting, and online reporting forms.
Who to Report to:
All initial contacts will be treated with privacy: specific information on any allegations received by any party will be reported to the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion but, subject to the College’s obligation to redress violations, every effort will be made to maintain the privacy of those initiating an allegation.
There may be situations or circumstances when a member of the College community is subjected to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation, but does not wish to come forward or pursue an investigation or resolution process, or when a person who observes discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation directed at another member of the College community reports it to the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity. Whether reported directly or by a third-party, the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will do all it can to:
- respect an individual’s desire to make an anonymous or confidential report;
- to engage in an informal process; or
- to pursue an investigation.
The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will evaluate requests for confidential or anonymous reporting and may grant such a request in cases in which there is not a continued individual or community risk for cases of sexual misconduct or bias-related incidents/hate crimes. Regardless, with all reports, supportive measures and remedies may be offered to the Complainant and the community. In cases indicating pattern, predation, multiple offenders, threat, weapons and/or violence, it is unlikely the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will be able to honor a request for anonymity, confidentiality, or to take no action. If the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion determines that an investigation must be pursued, the Complainant will be informed and can participate in as much or as little of the process as they so choose. The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will maintain privacy to the extent possible.
Complainants, third-party reporters, and witnesses are encouraged to report misconduct and crimes. Sometimes, Complainants or witnesses are hesitant to report to College officials or participate in grievance processes because they fear that they themselves may be in violation of certain policies, such as underage drinking or use of illicit drugs at the time of the incident. Respondents may hesitate to be forthcoming during the process for the same reasons.
It is in the best interests of the College community that Complainants choose to report misconduct to College officials, that witnesses come forward to share what they know, and that all parties be forthcoming during the process.
To encourage reporting and participation in the process, the College maintains a policy of offering parties and witnesses amnesty from minor policy violations – such as underage consumption of alcohol or the use of illicit drugs – related to the incident.