If you have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment:

  1. Talk to someone you can trust, such as a friend, family member, counselor, or member of the clergy.

  2. Do not contact the alleged victim through any means—in person, by phone, by mail, by social media, via electronic communication, or through someone else.

  3. Ask for support.  Utilize an advocate or the Title IX Coordinator to answer questions about the sexual misconduct and harassment policy and the process used for investigating reports of sexual misconduct and harassment.

  4. Be mindful that retaliation against a complaint, or any behavior that could be interpreted as such, will not only make the situation worse but is also unlawful and could result in additional complaints of misconduct and possible corrective action.

 In the College's investigation process, the accused individual is refered to as the responding party. The responding party bill of rights can be found here.