The Vice President of Student Services, Kristin Clark, is the college’s designated Title IX Officer. The Title IX Officer is responsible for the purposes of initiating notice and/or investigation of sexual misconduct excluding cases involving personnel (not related to a student). The Title IX Officer will assign deputy investigators, who are members of the Investigative Team, to investigate allegations of gender-based discrimination and/or sexual misconduct. The deputy investigators will use discretion on how they act in response to notice of gender-based discrimination. Understanding that different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and varied abilities to maintain confidentiality, the Title IX Officer will assign deputy investigators depending on the situation and the parties involved.
Members of the Investigative Team include: An Instructional Representative (usually a dean), the Health Center Director, the Athletics Dean, the Director of Human Resources, the Student Discipline Officer, the Director of Campus Safety, and the Sexual Harassment Officer (see chart below). The Title IX Officer and the deputy investigators should be aware of confidentiality, privacy and mandatory reporting.
To Report Gender-Based Discrimination, sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, or sexual exploitation:
Sexual Harassment Officer--Sylvia Worden
Associate Dean, Health Center (714) 432-5026
Gender-based discrimination, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, or sexual exploitation:
Title IX Officer--Kristin Clark, Ed.D.
Vice President, Student Services (714) 432-5897
To Report Confidentially:
If you want the details of the incident be kept confidential, you should speak with on-campus mental health counselors (located in the Student Health Center) or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality.
Reporting to those who can maintain the privacy of what you share--You can seek advice from certain individuals who are not required to tell anyone else your private, personally identifiable information unless there is cause for fear for your safety, or the safety of others. These are individuals who the college has not specifically designated as “responsible employees” for purposes of putting the institution on notice and for whom mandatory reporting is required, other than in the stated limited circumstances. Generally, these would be medical personnel or mental health professionals in the Student Health Center. If you are unsure of someone’s duties and ability to maintain your privacy, ask them before you talk to them.
NON-CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING OPTIONS--You are encouraged to speak to officials of the institution to make formal reports of incidents (deans, vice presidents, or other administrators with supervisory responsibilities, campus security, and human resources). The college considers these people to be “responsible employees.” Notice to them is official notice to the institution. You have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct to be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. Formal reporting means that only people who need to know will be informed of the report, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.
Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations--Certain campus officials have a duty to report sexual misconduct for federal statistical reporting purposes (Clery Act). All personally identifiable information is kept confidential, but statistical information must be passed along to campus law enforcement regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, but no addresses are given) for publication in the annual Campus Security Report. This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety. Mandated federal reporters include: student/conduct affairs, campus law enforcement, coaches, athletic directors, student activities staff, human resources staff, advisors to student organizations and any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The information to be shared includes the date, the location of the incident (using Clery location categories) and the Clery crime category. This reporting protects the identity of the victim and may be done anonymously.
Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations--Victims of sexual misconduct should also be aware that college administrators must issue immediate timely warnings for incidents reported to them that are confirmed to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The college will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. The reporters for timely warning purposes are exactly the same as detailed above.