How to Report a Sexual Assault
Colorado College encourages students to report sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Under our campus policies, students have three paths or options to pursue. You can speak confidentially to the CC sexual assault response coordinator about all of these options, which include:
- Informal Support Systems: the sexual assault response coordinator, campus chaplains, counselors, and SOSS group members provide information and confidential support to assist students in making decisions about filing a formal complaint/charges and seeking medical care or counseling. These resources can also assist students in managing the impact of misconduct on their academic and social functioning.
- Confidential Resources
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) (719) 227-8101 SARC 24/7 Advocate On-Call (719) 602-0960 Counseling Center (719) 389-6093 24/7 Counselor On-Call (through Campus Safety) (719) 389-6707 Chaplains (719) 389-6638
- Confidential Resources
- Formal College Discipline System: an internal administrative process determines whether violations of the Colorado College Code of Student Conduct have occurred. The SARC can assist people in filing complaints, which go in writing to the Title IX coordinator or Title IX deputies. Complainants and respondents are provided with advisors to assist them in preparing the formal complaint and/or responding to such a complaint. Once a formal complaint is filed, the matter goes to two investigators who investigate the allegations, make a determination of responsibility, and recommend sanctions. Both complainants and respondents are informed of the outcome. Appeals of the investigative and/or adjudication process are granted on a limited basis. Sanctions can include education/training, warnings, probation, suspension, and expulsion.
- You can find the full campus Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures online.
- You may also find the guide to the policy helpful.
- A flowchart is also available outlining your options and the college procedures.
- Formal Legal System: Colorado College encourages students to report sexual assaults, intimate partner violence and stalking to the local police. The SARC, Campus Safety, or other campus resources can arrange a meeting place for your initial contact with the police. Students can request that a representative of the college accompany them in making a police report.
Colorado College is committed to responding to incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, and gender or sexuality bias incidents in order to eliminate any hostile environment, prevent recurrence of sexual misconduct and address its effects. Students can seek resources to ameliorate the impact of these kinds of experiences on their educational experience through the informal support system outlined above. Additionally, if students feel dissatisfied with the college’s efforts in this regard, they can contact the college’s Title IX coordinator, to seek appropriate remedies and/or to file a grievance. The Title IX coordinator is Gail Murphy-Geiss (Office: Palmer 131A. Phone: (719) 389-6868. E-mail: email@example.com).