Use this form to report incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, including non-consensual sexual intercourse, and sexual exploitation on campus.
For definitions of sexual misconduct, sexual assault and sexual exploitation click here.
SUBMITTING THIS INCIDENT REPORT:
This report will be submitted to the Provost, Bill Franz, and Title IX Coordinator for the College.
This report form will serve as a preliminary report. The Coordinator, or his designee, will conduct an investigation following receipt of this report, and that investigation will likely include contacting the victim and alleged assailant, as well as any pertinent witnesses. Victims and third parties can submit reports.
IMPORTANT: All reported incidents of sexual exploitation/violence will be investigated by the Title IX Coordinator (Provost Franz), or his designee. Once an accuser reports an assault with identifying information about the accused, the College is required by law to initiate an investigation. All R-MC employees are required to report all known sexual exploitation/violence information to the Title IX Coordinator. There is also mandatory reporting of incidents involving underage students.
While the Coordinator will strive to handle all reports in a confidential manner, the investigators may be required to contact witnesses, including the accused assailant.
The professional staffs of Counseling Services and Student Health Services, as well as the College Chaplain’s Office, are exempt from mandatory reporting. Accordingly, any victim of sexual assault may confidentially consult with the counselors of Counseling Services, the health care providers at Student Health Services, or the College Chaplain, about: the College's investigative process, the College’s internal judicial procedures, referrals to the local police, local support resources, and medical services – without a mandatory report to the Coordinator. Someone accused of sexual assault is granted the same rights and protections from Counseling Services, Health Services, and the Chaplain’s Office - and will be availed the same resources.
The submit button is at the bottom of the last page of the report.
If in crisis, please call Campus Safety (ext. 4710) or go to the Important Resources and Phone Numbers section of the Sexual Misconduct and Harassment web page for support services.
Sexual Misconduct [back to top] is a form of discrimination and refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault (non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual intimate touching) and sexual exploitation. All such acts of sexual misconduct are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.
Sexual assault takes the following forms:
Non-consensual sexual intercourse [back to top]: Non-consensual sexual intercourse involves any form of sexual intercourse with a person, without his or her consent, or after consent is withdrawn. This includes non-consensual anal, oral, or vaginal penetration, whether by a finger, tongue, penis or an inanimate object, as well as compelling an unwilling person to perform any of the above named acts (this includes a person being under the influence of alcohol or drugs). Because sexual assault is a crime, a victim may also choose to take criminal action against a violator.
Non-consensual sexual contact [back to top]: Non-consensual sexual contact includes the intentional touching, manipulation or fondling either of the victim by the perpetrator or when the victim is forced to touch directly or through clothing another person's groin, genitals, breasts, thighs or buttocks or when a person is compelled to touch the above named parts of their own bodies for the sexual gratification of another, against another person's consent or after such other person has withdrawn their consent.
Non-consensual intimate touching [back to top]: Non-consensual intimate touching involves one person engaging in the intimate touching of another person, against such other person's consent, or after such other person has withdrawn their consent, except that such intimate touching does not include oral, anal, or vaginal penetration or the fondling or manipulation thereof. This includes non-consensual kissing, or stroking, or fondling of a non-sexual body part, in an intimate way.
Sexual Exploitation [back to top] is defined as activity of a sexual nature which results in the nonconsensual exploitation of one person by another for the purposes of gain or other advantage. The sexual behavior which results in such exploitation may have been consensual or nonconsensual in its original nature. Sexual misconduct includes prostitution, videotaping or recording (by any electronic means) of sexual activity without permission, voyeurism, or engaging in sexual activity while concealing that one is infected with HIV or an STD.
Any form of sexual misconduct is a form of discrimination and as well as a form of sexual harassment; incidents involving any form sexual misconduct may be reported under the College Policy on Non-Discrimination. Sexual assault and non-consensual sexual intercourse are crimes; a victim may also choose to take criminal action against an alleged perpetrator.