Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment by employees and students at Kalamazoo College is prohibited under the Kalamazoo College Policy Against Harassment. Similarly, the Student Code of Conduct prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination by students.

If you are the target…

If you believe you are the target of sexual assault, harassment, or gender discrimination by a Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member (or any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX), you may report incidents to:

Students who want to talk confidentially may contact:

You may also speak confidentially to off-campus sexual assault counselors, mental health counselors, or clergy.

Employees who want to talk confidentially may contact:

If you learn of sexual misconduct…

All College employees (except for the confidential resources below) who receive a complaint or learn of sexual assault, harassment, or gender discrimination must report the incident, even if the survivor declines to report it.

Faculty and staff are often the first people to know when a student needs help. Title IX requires schools to take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Q: Who must report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual violence?

A: All Kalamazoo College employees must report EXCEPT licensed psychologists working in that capacity in the Counseling Center, the College Chaplain, Student Health Center staff, and the YWCA Victim Advocate. Off-campus licensed psychologists and clergy also do not have to report.

Q: To whom do I report?

A: Report to the Title IX Coordinator or another appropriate school official (listed on the right side of this page). You do not need to determine whether the alleged sexual harassment or sexual violence actually occurred before reporting an incident.

Q: What information am I required to report?

A: You must report all relevant details about the alleged sexual violence that the student or another person has shared and that the school will need to determine what occurred and to resolve the situation. This includes:

  • the name of the alleged perpetrator (if known)
  • the student who experienced the alleged sexual violence
  • other students involved in the alleged sexual violence or who were witnesses
  • relevant facts, including the date, time, and location of the incident

Q: What should I tell a student who discloses an incident of sexual violence?

A: Before a student reveals information that he or she may wish to keep confidential, you should make every effort to ensure that the student understands:

  • your obligation to report the names of the alleged perpetrator and student involved in the alleged sexual violence, as well as relevant facts regarding the alleged incident (including the date, time, and location), to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school officials;
  • the student’s option to request that the school maintain his or her confidentiality, which the school will protect to the greatest extent possible in its investigation into the conduct;
  • the student’s ability to share the information confidentially with designated individuals on campus (i.e., within the Counseling Center, College Chaplain, or the YWCA Victim Advocate).

Let the student know about available resources, such as counseling, health and mental health services, housing assistance, academic support, and the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement. Information about these resources is on the Title IX Help page.

Report incidents to: