Choosing to make a report and deciding how to proceed after making the report can be a process that unfolds over time. Some members of the community are required to report any suspected or known instance of sexual violence. Even in such cases, the College will -- to the extent possible -- respect an individual’s autonomy in making these important decisions and provide support that will assist each individual in determining the best next steps.
- Provide safety and support for individuals affected by sexual misconduct
- Provide the complainant (the person who experienced the conduct) with options for response (i.e. investigation, counseling, etc.)
- Help create a safer campus community
Swarthmore has a number of resources available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct. Getting information about the policies, procedures, and your rights and options can help you to make an informed decision about reporting.
Who Can Report?
Any individual can make a report to Title IX Coordinator, Kaaren Williamsen, about a possible incidence of sexual violence or harassment involving a Swarthmore community member, including colleagues, students, and other concerned parties.
The College’s Policy allows for a variety of responses to reports of sexual misconduct, with the goals of eliminating the misconduct, preventing its recurrence, and addressing the effects.
How Do I Make a Report?
Individuals can make a report to Kaaren Williamsen, the Title IX Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-690-3720) either in person or online. Reports can also be made directly to Public Safety.
If you have questions about reporting policies and procedures, you can also reach out to Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Zenobia Hargust (Human Resources) and Rachel Merz (Provost’s Office).