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What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual Misconduct Definitions

What is Stalking and what can I do About it

Reporting Options and Other Resources

FAQ’s for the Respondent (Accused)

Assault Care for the Victim

Sexual Misconduct Response for Faculty and Staff

Responsible Employees FAQ’s
for Faculty and Staff

Common Myths and Facts about Sexual Misconduct

Bystander Intervention

Sexual Misconduct Prevention
and Protection Strategies

Violence Against Women Act

Yes Means Yes (Video)

Cup of Tea Consent Video

FAQ’s and Information Regarding Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Response for Faculty and Staff

The College and the District encourages all individuals to report misconduct to any College employee that the Complainant trusts and feels comfortable with. Under Title IX, the College/District is required to take immediate and corrective action if a “responsible employee” knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known about sexual or gender-based harassment that creates a hostile environment. These actions include:

The College/District considers all employees “responsible employees” (with the exception of psychologists at the Student Health Center) and as such, they are required to share a report of misconduct with the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX team. The Title IX team, under the guidance of the Title IX Coordinator, will conduct an initial assessment of the conduct; the Complainant’s expressed preferences, if any, as to course of action, and the necessity for any interim remedies or accommodations to protect the safety of the Complainant or the community.

You are not a counselor or an investigator and no one is asking or expecting you to perform these duties. You are the bridge to connect students to campus and community support. Acknowledge the boundaries on your relationship with this student while helping the student access the resources and assistance which offer the best support and care. Offer to walk the student over to the Student Health Center or to Campus Safety for further assistance.

If someone reports sexual misconduct to you…… Act

Determine if the victim is safe.
If not, ask the victim if they would feel comfortable with you calling Campus Safety or 9-1-1.

Determine if the victim wants or needs medical intervention.
It is the victim’s decision whether or not they receive intervention. Your role is to inform them of their options, which include:

Provide the option for the victim to report the sexual misconduct to any one of the following:

Local Police:

Golden West College:

Orange Coast College:

Coastline College:

If the incident involves Faculty or staff, you can file a complaint with the District Office of Human Resources (714-438-4707)
Encourage the victim to talk to a psychologist at the Student Health Center

Make a report to the College/District Title IX Officer

As a member of the College/District community, a student may approach you regarding being the recipient of unwelcomed sexual contact, or having knowledge regarding another student in this situation. It is important to provide support to a survivor of sexual assault and to also refer this person to professional resources (see above). These steps are designed to help you best support and inform someone of the resources available to assist with the person’s physical and emotional needs.

“I need to tell you that I am considered a mandated reporter. I must inform the college/district that an incident has occurred. I don’t want to scare or intimidate you, but your personal safety and overall health is our number one concern. The reason we do this report is to make sure you are able to get all the help and support you need. If you do not want details of what occurred reported or are not interested in making a complaint at this time, you have the right to maintain your privacy. I will only report what you confide in me. If you prefer to speak with someone confidentially, I would be happy to help you get in touch with the psychologist through student support services. They are not obligated to report any details to the district”.

Not only is it our ethical responsibility to respond in a comprehensive and supportive way, it is our legal responsibility.