As we begin a new year, your commitment to prevent sexual misconduct at Centre College is needed.
Sexual assault and misconduct is an issue Centre takes seriously—there’s nothing more important than the safety and well-being of all of our students. Together, we can maintain a safe place for all students. As evidenced by last spring’s 2018 Centre Speaks Survey on Sexual and Relationship Violence there is on-going work to be done on all levels—as an institution, a community, and a student body. We know the vast majority of students would never harm their fellow students, or even contemplate it, but we all must be better informed about sexual assault, how it happens, and how it can be prevented. As the data show, it does indeed happen on our campus.
No single campus constituency can eradicate sexual and relationship violence on their own. The entire campus community must work collectively to create a safer environment and culture of respect in which all members can live, work, and learn.
If you have any questions about our sexual misconduct policies, procedures, or support resources, please contact Kay Drake, Title IX Coordinator at email@example.com.
We thank you for taking time to learn more about how, together, we can prevent sexual misconduct and help keep each other safe.
Our Community's 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.