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Title IX

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, PREVENTION & REPORTING

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides: 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 of students, 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. · 
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 WE 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 le 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

SERVICES AVAILABLE AT WSC

WSC Counseling Services
Williston State College offers mental health counseling services for free to students currently enrolled. Personal counseling services provide confidential consultation, brief short term intervention, and referrals. The goal of Counseling Services is to help students return to their normal functioning as soon as possible.

Northwest Human Service Center
NWHSC is a mental health agency in Williston with a local counselor available via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 701.774.4600.

Firstlink National Hotline 24 / 7
Free listening support, and suicide prevention at 1.800.273.TALK (8255)*
*WSC's counseling office phone is forwarded to this number after hours, on holidays, and weekends.

National Crisis Text Line
Free 24/7, confidential. Text "Go" to 741.741
 
WSC TITLE IX CONTACTS

Heather Fink
Title IX Coordinator heather.fink@willistonstate.edu  

701-774-4281

 

Amy Armstrong
Deputy Title IX Coordinator amy.n.armstrong@ndus.edu
701-774-4586