Assistance for Reporting Parties and Complainants
Under College policy, the "reporting person" is any person who makes a report to the Title IX Coordinator (or deputy) about prohibited conduct and is seeking resources or support in response to sexual misconduct. A "complainant" is any member of the College community seeking a formal disciplinary process in response to prohibited conduct.
While the resources below were created for students seeking resources, the Title IX Office is also available to assist employees in making reports and filing formal complaints. Please reach out to the Title IX Coordinator, Bindu Jayne, at (610) 690-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Free, confidential counseling services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
- Supportive measures, including changes in housing or academic assistance, through the Title IX Office. A more detailed list of supportive measures are provided in our Policy. Please also see the Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights.
- Counseling, alternative healing modalities, and community workshops through local organizations.
- Online support for student survivors accessed through the SHARE site.
additional information for complainants
Complainants will be copied on communication(s) by the Title IX Coordinator, or their designee, of all actions initiated on their behalf. These actions can include no contact agreements, requests to participate in adaptable remedies (i.e. education, counseling), or the initiation of an investigation.
Complainants will have the opportunity to provide the allegations of sexual misconduct in their own words, to be provided to the respondent(s). Learn more about the procedures for resolution of complaints against students here.
Complainants may identify witnesses and submit evidence during the investigation and adjudication of the complaint. Complainants will receive updates on the status of the investigation and written notice of the outcome of the process.
The College recognizes that retaliation can take many forms and that a complainant may be the subject of retaliation by another individual, including the respondent. Anyone who attempts to use bullying or intimidation to retaliate against someone who reports an incident, files a complaint, or participates in an investigation in an attempt to influence the student conduct process will be in violation of retaliation as described within the student handbook and will be subject to disciplinary action.
Complainants will be assigned a Case Manager who is trained to assist complainants throughout the Title IX process. The Case Manager can help the complainant navigate the Title IX and College-Defined Sexual Misconduct Policy and respective procedures, and may accompany the complainant to any meeting/hearing related to resolution procedures.
In addition to the Case Manager, the complainant may have an advisor of their choice to provide personal support through the process and may attend any official meetings related to the process. If a complainant within a Title IX process is unable to procure an advisor they are comfortable with, the College will provide one for them.