Reporting of sexual harassment
Any person may report sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made in person, by regular mail, telephone, electronic mail, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. In-person reports must be made during normal business hours, but reports can be made by regular mail, telephone, or electronic mail at any time, including outside normal business hours.
So that the college has sufficient information, a complaint being made for purposes of an investigation should include the following to the extent the information is known:
- The date(s) and time(s) of the alleged conduct;
- The names of all person(s) involved in the alleged conduct, including possible witnesses;
- All details outlining what happened; and
- Contact information for the complainant so that the college may follow up appropriately.
To report sexual harassment, contact the Title IX Coordinator:
At Columbia College, there are multiple options for filing a complaint or report of sexual harassment:
Provision for Alcohol and/or Drug Use Amnesty
The college recognizes that an individual who has engaged in behavior that may violate the college's Student Code of Conduct may be hesitant to report sexual harassment. To encourage reporting, the college will grant immunity to any student who reports, in good faith, an alleged violation of this policy to the Title IX Coordinator or other responsible employee.
The reporting student will not receive a disciplinary sanction by the college for a conduct violation, such as under aged drinking, that is revealed in the course of such a report, unless the college determines that the violation was egregious, including without limitation, an action that places the health and safety of any other person at risk.
Notwithstanding the college's commitment to amnesty in these situations, the college may require the reporting individual to attend a course or pursue other educational intervention related to alcohol and/or drug use. Further, this amnesty provision does not prevent action by police or other legal authorities against an individual who has illegally consumed alcohol or drugs or otherwise violated the law.