Employees Reporting Responsibilties
Due to your frequent interactions with students, you are encouraged to be the District’s “eyes and ears” in the classroom and throughout campus. All individuals are required to report sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
What should you do if you are informed of sexual assault/misconduct between students, or between students and employees?
If the victim has suffered injuries, contact Campus Safety and 9-1-1 for immediate medical attention.
According to the current status of the Title IX law, all NOCCCD employees are “responsible employees.” This means that you are required to share a report of misconduct. Contact must be made with the Campus Title IX Coordinator and the Campus Safety Department and Student Health Services when appropriate. The Campus Title IX Coordinator, in consultation with the District Title IX Coordinator or Officer, will conduct an initial assessment of the complaint and determine the appropriate course of actions. These can include, but are not limited to:
In general, staff are not psychologists or investigators, and will not be expected to perform these duties. Your duty is to report the incident to the appropriate persons and ensure the student is safe and connected to the appropriate campus/community resources.
If a victim begins to convey to you specifics of an incident, let them know that you are a mandated reporter and have a duty to report information regarding sexual assault or misconduct. Tell them that you will maintain their privacy but appropriate Title IX Coordinators and other appropriate staff must be informed of their report.
Offer to call or walk the student to the Student Health Center or to Campus Safety for further assistance.
When a report of sexual assault or misconduct is made to you, you are required to act.
Determine if the victim is safe. If not, ask the victim if they would feel comfortable with you calling Campus Safety or 9-1-1. Determine if the victim wants or needs medical intervention. It is the victim’s decision whether or not they receive intervention. Your role is to inform them of their options, which include:
As a member of the District community, a student may approach you regarding being the recipient of unwelcomed sexual contact, or having knowledge regarding another student in this situation. It is important to provide support and appropriate referrals this person to professional resources (see below).
Recognize it is a major life decision for someone to talk with another person about a sexual assault and this person has placed trust in you by revealing the experience.
However, you must inform the student you are mandated to report any information the student reports to you. The following statement is suggested to have available to inform the student:
“I need to tell you that I am a mandated reporter. I must inform the District that an incident has occurred. Your personal safety and overall health is our number one concern. The purpose of reporting is to ensure that you are referred to necessary resources and receive appropriate assistance. If you do not want details of what occurred reported or are not interested in making a complaint at this time, you have the right to maintain your privacy. I will only report what you confide in me. If you prefer to speak with someone confidentially, I would be happy to help you get in touch with the psychologist at the Student Health Center. They are not obligated to report any details to the District.”
Not only is it our ethical responsibility to respond in a comprehensive and supportive way, it is our legal responsibility.
Provide the option for the victim to report the sexual assault to any one of the following:
|Campus Safety||Student Health Services||Title IX Coordinators|
|Cypress College||(714) 484-7387||(714) 484-7361||(714) 484-7330|
|Fullerton College||(714) 992-7777||(714) 992-7093||(714) 992-7088|
|Anaheim Campus||(714) 808-4911||(714) 808-4660|
|LOCAL POLICE||SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS|
|North Orange County
|South Orange County
|In all cases of emergency, call 911|
If the incident involves NOCCCD faculty or staff, a complaint must be filed with the District Title IX Coordinator at (714) 808-4820.
Encourage the victim to talk to a nurse or psychologist at the Student Health Center.