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Title IX

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, PREVENTION & REPORTING

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  

WSC TITLE IX POLICY 

WSC SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

WHAT IS CONSIDERED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT UNDER TITLE IX?
It is not your responsibility to determine whether an incident qualities as a Title IX case.
If you witness or hear any of the following you should immediately file a Title IX complaint:

• Sexual Assault
• Non-Consensual Sexual Acts
• Relationship Violence
• Sexual Misconduct
• Hostile Environment
• Bullying and Cyber Bullying
• Gender Stereotyping
• Dating Violence
• Stalking
• Date Rape
• Sexual Exploitation
• Quid Quo Pro - Requests or demands a sexual act in return for giving the person something. For example: promotion or raise that is contingent upon a sexual favor  

WHAT CAN I DO?
Do not ignore it. Address unwanted contact or discrimination immediately. 
Say no or intervene. Tell the person that the conduct is unwelcome. Tell them to stop, if comfortable with doing so. Intervene and ask one of the parties if they need a ride.
Tell someone. If you are a student, faculty or staff member, report immediately. If you prefer to speak confidentially go to the WSC Counseling Services in Stevens Hall. 
Not sure if it is an issue? Report all potential concerns of sexual misconduct and/or discrimination.  

WHY SHOULD I REPORT? 
WSC is committed to providing a welcoming educational environment free from all types of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Awareness of these types of incidents allows the College to promptly respond to eliminate the behavior, prevent its recurrence, address its effects and inform you of available services. 

WHAT KINDS OF
 REPORTS ARE ACCEPTED?
Formal Report: A formal report is an official means for WSC students and employees to notify the institution of sexual misconduct and/or discriminatory behaviors. You should file a report even if you were not directly involved in the incident but witnesses/heard about the incident.   

Anonymous Report: Anonymous reports are accepted under Title IX; however, the ability of WSC to investigate and resolve anonymous reports will be limited if the information contained in the anonymous report cannot be verified by independent facts. When in doubt, please call, stop by, or email.   

HOW DO I FILE A REPORT?
You can submit the report in a variety of ways:
• Stop into Student Services Office, Stevens Hall to speak with Heather (105G) or Amy (105C)
• Call to speak with Heather (701.774.4281) or Amy (701.774.4586)
• Return an incident report to the Student Services Office, Stevens Hall, 105. (Simply say, "This is for Heather or Amy.").
• Mail an incident report to: Williston State College, c/o Title IX Coordinator, 1410 University Avenue Williston, ND, 58801
• Email an incident report to heather.fink@willistonstate.edu or amy.n.armstrong@ndus.edu

WSC TITLE IX CONTACTS

Heather Fink
Title IX Coordinator
1410 University Avenue
Stevens Hall, 105G
Williston, ND 58801
heather.fink@willistonstate.edu
(701) 774-4281
Hours: 8a-4:30p Monday through Friday 
Summer Hours: By appointment

Amy Armstrong
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
1410 University Avenue
Stevens Hall, 105C
Williston, ND 58801
amy.n.armstrong@ndus.edu
(701) 774-4586
Hours: 8a-4:30p Monday through Friday 
Summer Hours: By appointment 


LOCAL SERVICES

WSC Counseling Services
Free mental health counseling services to any student enrolled at WSC
Stevens Hall, 130
(701) 774-4200
leah.hoffman@willistonstate.edu
Hours: 8a-4:30p Monday through Friday
Summer Hours may vary  

Williston Police Department
223 E Broadway #201
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (701) 577-1212

CHI St. Alexius Health - Williston Medical Center
1301 15th Ave West
(701) 774-7400
Open 24 hours  

WSC Campus Security
On-Site Campus Security (701) 570-6699

Northwest Human Service Center
Mental health agency in Williston
(701) 774-4600  
316 2nd Ave West  

FirstLink National Hotline
24/7 located out of Fargo, ND
Free listening, support, and suicide prevention
WSC counseling office phone is forwarded to this number after hours, on holidays, and weekends
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)   

Family Crisis Shelter Program
Domestic Abuse Treatment Center in Williston
723 Main St
(701) 572-0757 - Preferred call first  

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center
1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774-7400
1 (800) 544-3579   

Great Plain's Women's Health
1700 11th St. W.
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774-7687 

Trinity Community Clinic 
1321 W Dakota Pkwy
Williston, ND 58801
(701)  572-7711