Our Mission: Create a Culture of Caring
We can create a culture of caring where:
- Students, faculty, and staff feel safe in the place where they work, live, and study;
- Students, faculty, and staff are educated in bystander intervention;
- Students understand what consent is and strive to have healthy sexual relationships;
- Survivors feel safe reporting what’s happened to them and know we care and will help;
- Resources are known and widely-accessed;
- Policies are alive and practiced and give us strength and clarity to create and uphold the values of the Centre community we love and to which we aspire.
Statement to Students who Experience Sexual Misconduct
-from the Title IX team and Responsible Employees, Student Health & Centre Counseling, & Department of Public Safety
- We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.
- We will consider our doors "open" to students to drop in as needed with concerns. We will welcome you.
- We will meet you privately, at a place of your choice in this area to take a complaint report.
- We will consider your case seriously, regardless of your gender or the gender of the suspect.
- We will not prejudge you and you will not be blamed for what occurred.
- We will assist you in arranging for any hospital treatment or other medical needs.
- We will assist you in contacting the police or filing a protective order.
- We will assist you in privately contacting a counselor and/or other available resources.
- We will assist you with measures that may make a difference in your ability to pursue your education. These may include changes in course schedule, residence hall, or work-study.
- We will fully investigate the incident. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the Title IX complaint at every stage.
- We will continue to be available for you, answer your questions, explain the systems and process involved, and be a willing listener.