Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Student Resources


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Members of our Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  All members of the CCS community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.  CCS takes gender-based violence seriously. When an allegation of misconduct is made, and a responding party is found to have violated this policy, appropriate sanctions will be used to remedy and prevent such behavior. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.

 
WHAT IS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
Sexual Misconduct is any non-consensual behavior of a sexual nature that is committed by force, intimidation, or is otherwise unwelcome and that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a CCS program or activity.  This includes domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, nonconsensual sexual intercourse and nonconsensual sexual contact.

 
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
  • You have the right at CCS to be free from gender-based discrimination.
  • You have the right to file a complaint according to CCS’s Sexual Misconduct Procedure.
  • You have the right to request a criminal investigation with law enforcement.
  • You have the right to receive support and reasonable protective measures to help you continue to learn at CCS.
  • You have the right to understand that CCS is required to undertake a prompt and thorough investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct.
  • You have the right to request and obtain a No Contact Order and to receive information about Harassment Prevention and Abuse Prevention Orders.
  • You have the right not to be discouraged in your use of resources, processes, or support and to report to the Title IX Coordinator if your rights have been violated.
  • You have the right to be free from retaliation for exercising your rights.
  • You have the right to access on- and off-campus support and health services.
You have these rights regardless of your race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other protected class.