Jan 25, 2022  
2018-2019 Student Handbook 
    
2018-2019 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Procedures the College will Follow When a Crime of Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking is Reported


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The College has procedures in place that serve to be sensitive to victims who report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, including informing individuals about the right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance and other services on and/or off campus as well as additional remedies to prevent contact between a victim and an accused party, such as housing, academic, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available. The College will make such accommodations, if the victim requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to local law enforcement. Students and employees should contact a Title IX Coordinator to discuss having accommodations made. If a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking is reported to the College, below are the procedures that the College will follow:

Incident Being Reported Procedure Institution Will Follow
Sexual Assault      
  1. Depending on when reported (immediate vs delayed report), institution will provide victim with access to medical care.
  2. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of the victim.
  3. Institution will assess safety needs of the GBC Community and issue an Emergency Notification or Timely Warning, if the need arises.
  4. Institution will make an offer to the victim to notify law enforcement, and if requested by the victim, notify law enforcement within 24 hours.
  5. Institution will inform the victim that the victim may also decline to notify law enforcement*.
  6. Institution will provide a teal-colored "Know Your Rights" business card to the victim to direct the victim to the Victim's Rights and Options under the State of Delaware law.
  7. Institution will inform the victim of the College's Title IX Coordinator who is able to assist in notifying and working with law enforcement and who can provide resources for off-campus support services, if needed.
  8. A Title IX Coordinator will review with the victim how to preserve evidence and the policy and procedures related to a Sexual Assault inquiry, investigation and resolution, and information on a victim's rights and the College's anti-retaliation policy.
  9. A Title IX Coordinator will assess the need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the victim, if appropriate.
  10. A Title IX Coordinator will facilitate and conduct an investigation, following the Types of Disciplinary Proceedings Utilized in Cases of Alleged Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and assess whether a hostile environment has been created for the victim and/or the College Community.
  11. A Title IX Coordinator will inform the victim and the accused of the outcome of the investigation, whether or not the accused will be sanctioned.
  12. Institution will enforce the anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for complaining of sex-based discrimination or for assisting in the investigation.
 

 

Stalking                          
  1. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of the victim.
  2. Institution will assess safety needs of the GBC Community and issue an Emergency Notification or Timely Warning, if the need arises.
  3. Institution will make an offer to the victim to notify law enforcement, and if requested by the victim, notify law enforcement within 24 hours.
  4. Institution will inform the victim that the victim may also decline to notify law enforcement*.
  5. Institution will inform the victim of the College's Title IX Coordinator who is able to assist in notifying and working with law enforcement and who can provide resources for off-campus support services, if needed.
  6. A Title IX Coordinator will review with the victim how to preserve evidence and the policy and procedures related to a Stalking inquiry, investigation and resolution, and information on a victim's rights and the College's anti-retaliation policy. 
  7. A Title IX Coordinator will assess the need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the victim, if appropriate.
  8. A Title IX Coordinator will facilitate and conduct an investigation, following the Types of Disciplinary Proceedings Utilized in Cases of Alleged Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and assess whether a hostile environment has been created for the victim and/or the College Community. 
  9. A Title IX Coordinator will provide and discuss the victim's rights and options with the victim.
  10. A Title IX Coordinator will inform the victim and accused of the outcome of the investigation, whether or not the accused will be sanctioned.
  11. Institution will enforce the anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for complaining of stalking or for assisting in the investigation.

 

Dating Violence              
  1. Depending on when reported (immediate vs delayed report), institution will provide victim with access to medical care if needed.
  2. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of the victim.
  3. Institution will assess safety needs of the GBC Community and issue an Emergency Notification or Timely Warning, if the need arises.
  4. Institution will make an offer to the victim to notify law enforcement, and if requested by the victim, notify law enforcement within 24 hours.
  5. Institution will inform the victim that the victim may also decline to notify law enforcement*.
  6. Institution will inform the victim of the College's Title IX Coordinator who is able to assist in notifying and working with law enforcement and who can provide resources for off-campus support services, if needed.
  7. A Title IX Coordinator will review with the victim how to preserve evidence and the policy and procedures related to a Dating Violence inquiry, investigation and resolution, and information on a victim's rights and the College's anti-retaliation policy. 
  8. A Title IX Coordinator will assess the need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the victim, if appropriate.
  9. A Title IX Coordinator will facilitate and conduct an investigation, following the Types of Disciplinary Proceedings Utilized in Cases of Alleged Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and assess whether a hostile environment has been created for the victim and/or the College Community.
  10. A Title IX Coordinator will provide and discuss the victim's rights and options with the victim.
  11. A Title IX Coordinator will inform the victim and the accused of the outcome of the investigation, whether or not the accused will be sanctioned.
  12. Institution will enforce the anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for complaining of dating violence or for assisting in the investigation.

 

Domestic          Violence
  1. Depending on when reported (immediate vs delayed report), institution will provide victim with access to medical care if needed.
  2. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of the victim.
  3. Institution will assess safety needs of the GBC Community and issue an Emergency Notification or Timely Warning, if the need arises.
  4. Institution will make an offer to the victim to notify law enforcement, and if requested by the victim, notify law enforcement within 24 hours.
  5. Institution will inform the victim that the victim may also decline to notify law enforcement*.
  6. Institution will inform the victim of the College's Title IX Coordinator who is able to assist in notifying and working with law enforcement and who can provide resources for off-campus support services, if needed.
  7. A Title IX Coordinator will review with the victim how to preserve evidence and the policy and procedures related to a Domestic Violence inquiry, investigation and resolution, and information on a victim's rights and the College's anti-retaliation policy.
  8. A Title IX Coordinator will assess the need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the victim, if appropriate.
  9. A Title IX Coordinator will facilitate and conduct an investigation, following the Types of Disciplinary Proceedings Utilized in Cases of Alleged Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and assess whether a hostile environment has been created for the victim and/or the College Community.
  10. A Title IX Coordinator will provide and discuss the victim's rights and options with the victim.
  11. A Title IX Coordinator will inform the victim and the accused of the outcome of the investigation, whether or not the accused will be sanctioned.
  12. Institution will enforce the anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for complaining of domestic violence or for assisting in the investigation.

*Except if the sexual abuse, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking involves a minor. Goldey-Beacom College will adhere to Delaware Chapter 9 of Title 16 requirements and notify law enforcement.