"Perhaps most important, we need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: you are not alone. We have your back. I've got your back."
- President Barack Obama on January 22, 2014
This section provides written notice of the resolution process, including rights and options available to victims/survivors/persons affected by sexual misconduct. Individuals may choose to seek action or assistance both on-campus as well as through the surrounding community. If you would like to see action occur because of a person’s behavior, you may wish to report the misconduct at some level. Additional or interim remedies may also be provided concurrently and/or in lieu of an investigation or formal process. The following situations are examples of reasons why you might choose to report an incident of misconduct:
- To seek formal action against someone, such as removing them from a class or the campus
- To educate the person about their behavior
- To confront the individual and make your voice heard about how you feel about what happened
- To make the College aware of the behavior in case it is part of a larger pattern
- To receive assistance in changing classes or other on-campus arrangements
- To receive support in coping with a situation
There are two types of reporting available to you at the College:
Confidential Reporting in which your identity is kept confidential (with few exceptions) by the Employee Assistance Program (for employees) or through the community services of the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (all members of the campus community).
Formal Reporting in which you wish to file a formal report with Harper Police, Human Resources, and/or Student Conduct and pursue the College’s investigation and resolution process (this means your identity will be known to the accused individual)