Sexual or relationship abuse and violence can take many forms. We want you to know:

You are not alone

You did nothing wrong. You are not to blame for the harm someone else did to you.

You deserve to be safe and supported. You may experience a range of emotions. There is no right way to respond to sexual or relationship violence.

Resources are available for any kinds of harassment, abuse, or violence you have experienced.

Next steps

Depending on the type of misconduct, you can do any of the following:

Get information and support from others before your decide what to do next. You can access a deputy coordinator, counselor, friend, and/or faculty/staff member.

Make a report to the college, which will start a Title IX investigation and provide you access to accommodations such as no-contact orders, academic support, and emergency housing, if appropriate.

Report to law enforcement in the jurisdiction where the assault took place (if on campus, that would be the Washington City Police).

Please see Options for Survivors for more information.

All reports of sexual and relationship violence on campus or at college-sponsored events will be investigated by the college as possible Title IX violations. No matter where the incident occurred, a complaint will be investigated as per the policy. Behavior that is illegal may be reported to law enforcement.