Reporting Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Reporting
If you think you may have been involved in sexual harassment, sexual assault, or a gender-based incident, here are the steps to make a report.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Sexual and gender-based misconduct can occur off-campus just as it can on campus.
If you are involved with a sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or gender-based incident, our first concern is to provide immediate support to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
Steps to take if you think you may have been involved in a sexual harassment, sexual assault or gender-based incident:
- First, remember that a sexual assault or gender-based incident is NEVER the victim’s fault.
- Know what Centralia College on-campus support services are available to you from a distance regardless of where you are studying and regardless of who else (fellow student, stranger, etc.) is involved in the incident. We recommend that you report the incident to either Julie Huss, Vice President Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Title IX Coordinator (email Julie Huss) or Robert Cox, Vice President Student Services, deputy title ix coordinator (email Robert Cox).
- There are local support resources such as confidential victim services, access to medical assistance, help with reporting to police (only if you choose to do so), potential housing changes, academic accommodations, etc.
- If you are a responding student and an incident report is brought against you, you will be held to the standards and adjudication of your program and those of Centralia College.
Things you should know when considering reporting:
- If you choose to tell a faculty or staff member about an incident, be aware that almost all employees (including faculty) are required to report information from students about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator. After receiving information from a Responsible Employee, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the student.
- If you are concerned about confidentiality, you may report confidentially to a counselor in the Advising/Counseling Office, 360-623-8967. If you report to someone else on campus, they may be obligated to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will talk to you about the process and your options. Please note that the Title IX Coordinator may be required by law to act upon any incidents they learn about.
Julie Huss, Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Robert Cox, Vice President for Student Services