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Reporting Options

"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:

  1. Confidential Reporting in which your identity is kept confidential (with few exceptions) by a designated official in Health & Psychological Services or by the Employee Assistance Program (for employees)

  2. 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)