Title IX Reporting
Title IX Reporting Under Federal Reporting Requirements
What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual disability or other disability such as being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sexual violence can occur between friends, classmates, spouses, romantic interests, short acquaintances, or strangers. Examples of sexual violence include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
What should I do if I am the victim of sexual assault?
Get medical attention immediately.
The primary concern for victims of sexual violence is to address medical issues related to physical injury, sexually transmitted infections, and/or pregnancy. The secondary concern is the collection of evidence to aid in a possible police investigation. Valuable physical evidence can only by obtained within 96 hours of a sexual assault.
Make a report to campus or local authorities.
Campus or local police- You may file a police report with campus police for sexual assaults occurring on campus or with local police for sexual assaults occurring off campus. When making a report to the police, you may choose to report using a pseudonym so that your name will not appear in public files.
Executive Director, Student Services- You may contact the Executive Director, Student Services who will begin an investigation upon your request. If the aggressor was a student, the Executive Director, Student Services will investigate possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline which could result in disciplinary sanctions up to expelling a student from the university. The Executive Director, Student Services may also be able to immediately remove another student from the university if the student puts the university community at immediate risk.The Executive Director, Student Services may also be able to assist with changes in academic arrangements if reasonable accommodations are available.
Title IX Coordinator- You may also contact the university Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. The Title IX Coordinator will also begin an investigation upon request and will assume responsibility for your ongoing opportunities to take full advantage of your educational program.
Any of these campus authorities are available to assist you with reporting to police or to other campus officials.