Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Reports of sexual misconduct are made to:
The Office of Student Development
Reports against a Gateway Student will be handled through the Student Conduct Process, while Reports against a Gateway Employee will be handled by the Office of Human Resources in conjunction with the Office of Student Development. Reports may be made concerning misconduct that takes place on-campus, off-campus, and/or online.
The College strongly encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as an effective means of taking action.
Once a report is made, the College will provide the victim with resources counseling, local advocacy, health and mental health services. Information about these services may be found here.
The only way that action can be taken against anyone who violates another in such a manner is through reporting such acts to the appropriate officials and pursuing criminal action or student-conduct procedures.
Limitations to Confidentiality
Reporting sexual misconduct is a deeply personal choice that only the victim can make. It is important for the reporter to understand that there are limitations to confidentiality when sexual misconduct is reported. Please review the Confidentiality Section to understand such limitations.
Once a college employee becomes aware of a misconduct incident, he or she must report it to the Office of Student Development who will condcut a mandatory investigation.
Time for Reporting
Normally, reports must be received by the Office of Student Development within thirty (30) days of the date of the violation or within thirty (days) of the date the facts constituting a possible violation were known. However, the College recognizes that the decision to file a report of sexual misconduct or relationship violence is difficult and may take some time. Be cause memories may fade, and witnesses may become inaccessible, the sooner information is gathered, the greater is the ability of the College to effectively investigate and resolve the matter fairly to all parties concerned.