All college employees have a duty to report Title IX violations shared with them except those identified under "Confidential reporting" below.If you want to keep your incident confidential—or if you're unsure at first whether you want to keep your incident confidential—then you should report your incident to one of these campus employees who won't report your incident unless or until you want it reported: If you report a Title IX violation, Northwestern’s Title IX investigators will investigate your incident thoroughly and discretely, doing all they can to protect your identity and dignity.If you are sexually assaulted, your first priority is to find a safe place.Next, seek medical attention; swift medical treatment is critical for protecting you from sexually transmitted diseases and preserving evidence.Northwestern College is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sex discrimination, which includes but is not limited to unfair treatment based on gender, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.Every member of the Northwestern College community has the right to be safe, protected and supported.
Examples of sex discrimination under Title IX include, but are not limited to, sexual harassment; sexual assault; failure to provide equal opportunity in education programs, activities, and co-curricular programs including athletics; discrimination based on pregnancy; and employment discrimination.
If you have experienced sexual discrimination or violence, you should notify a Northwestern College employee (immediately in the case of sexual assault).
You can tell any faculty or staff member—including your RD—and she or he will then notify the college's Title IX coordinator or an investigator that an incident has been reported.
Taking care to preserve and collect evidence does not commit you to reporting anything.
It’s important that you not shower, bathe, urinate, douche, smoke, brush your teeth or drink anything before going to the emergency room.