Whittier College Sexual Misconduct Policy 2016-2017

To report sexual misconduct, fill out the Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form or call the Title IX Coordinator, Cynthia Joseph, at 562.907.4830 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., call Campus Safety at 562.907.4211.

Whittier College (the “College”) is a community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to teaching, learning, service, and scholarship. The College encourages intellectual exploration in the context of a supportive community in which students, faculty, staff, and administrators can pursue their education and work free from harassment, coercion, intimidation, and exploitation. To accomplish this goal, the College is committed to providing an educational and employment setting that is respectful and will not tolerate sexual misconduct, including all forms of gender and sex-based misconduct and any related retaliation as defined in the Whittier College Sexual Misconduct Policy (the “Policy”) below. 

The College Sexual Misconduct Policy website is organized as follows:

The Student Life Policy and Procedures website is organized as follows:

This policy was updated on July 29, 2016 and will be updated annually by the Title IX Coordinator.


For questions about this policy or to report an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact a Whittier College Title IX Coordinator:

Title IX Coordinator and Complaints Whittier College Staff and Administration
Cynthia Joseph, Director of Human Resources
Mendenhall, Lower Level, 562.907.4830, cjoseph@whittier.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Complaints about Whittier College Students
Elizabeth Schrock, Assistant Dean of Students
Room 142, Campus Center, 562.907.4233, eschrock@whittier.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Complaints about Whittier College Faculty
Darrin Good, Vice President and Dean of Faculty
Mendenhall, First Floor, dgood@whittier.edu

Complaints involving Whittier Law School Staff, Faculty, Administration, and Students
Cynthia Joseph, Director of Human Resources
Mendenhall, Lower Level, 562.907.4830, cjoseph@whittier.edu 


Related websites:

Visit the Victim and Survivor Support page to learn more about the resources available to victims and survivors of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, non-consensual sexual contact, domestic and dating violence, bullying and stalking that occurs because of a person’s sex/gender or sexual/gender identity. 

To report sexual misconduct, students, faculty, and staff can fill out the Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form In addition, anyone can make a report to the Title IX Coordinators (listed above). In such a situation, the Title IX Coordinator or designee(s) will respond and determine appropriate steps, including possible notification and documentation under the Clery Act.

Visit the Understanding Dating/Domestic Violence and Abuse website to learn more about the dynamics of dating/domestic violence. 

Visit the Understanding Sexual Assault website to learn more about the dynamics of sexual assault and rape.

Visit the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Risk Reduction website to learn more about methods to prevent sexual misconduct including sexual assault, including primary prevention techniques like bystander intervention, as well as risk-reduction techniques. 

Visit the Information for Faculty and Staff about Supporting Student Survivors website for tips on how to support a student that discloses sexual misconduct and reporting responsibilities for confidential, private, and mandated reporters. 

Visit our Title IX Committee website for more information about how Whittier College is working to prevent and respond to Title IX incidents.

 

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