Whittier College Announces Fall 2021 Plans
Whittier College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students. All allegations of sexual misconduct are acted upon promptly by the College. Reports of sexual misconduct can be made via the College’s online reporting form. The Title IX process always includes an initial assessment by the Title IX Coordinator to review allegations of sexual misconduct as well as an investigation into the allegations. The College also follows very thorough and comprehensive investigative and adjudicative processes that include a formal grievance process. When appropriate, an informal resolution can also be utilized.
Additionally, as part of the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Outreach efforts, the College is working to develop comprehensive prevention and outreach programs. These programs include awareness and educational presentations to students, staff, and faculty about the College’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures, empowerment programming, awareness-raising campaigns, bystander intervention, and risk reduction programs. These programs will result in a more equitable community, a stronger consent culture, and the removal of barriers to reporting sexual misconduct.
Moving forward, the College will invest heavily in our support of survivors and the growth of a campus consent culture. This investment will include the following actions:
- A student coordinator position that will be supervised by the College’s Gender Equity Coordinator. This student will help the Coordinator develop programming, reach out to student organizations, and improve communication between faculty, students, and staff around gender equity issues at the College.
- Faculty and student research opportunities for students associated with the Gender Studies program at the College.
- Workshops and training for all members of the College community.
The Title IX Office and Gender Equity Center take all reports of sexual misconduct seriously. We encourage everyone--faculty, staff, and students--to report incidents of sexual misconduct. Reports can be made via the College’s online reporting form and directly to any of these people:
Lafayette Baker, Director of Housing and Residential Life
and Title IX Coordinator
Cynthia Joseph, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
sal johnston, Vice Presiden of Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Bruce Smith, Vice President and Dean of Students
More information about reporting, including mandatory reporting and confidential support, can be found online.
All of these efforts are a part of Whittier College’s commitment to providing an educational environment and workplace that is free from Sexual Misconduct. We will continue the development of a Title IX team and educational program dedicated to supporting survivors, growing a culture of consent on campus, and building awareness of and strategies to overcome gender violence of all kinds at Whittier College.
Vice President and Dean of Students
Ann M. Kakaliouras
Gender Equity Coordinator
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Housing and Residential Life