Reporting Sexual Misconduct
The college does not tolerate sexual misconduct (sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual coercion). The director of student services/Title IX coordinator in Annapolis and the director of residential life/Title IX coordinator in Santa Fe are responsible for overseeing the college’s response to complaints of sexual misconduct.
Procedures and Processes
To report sexual misconduct on either campus
If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual misconduct, the college encourages you to contact the director of student services, who will handle your report with discretion and sensitivity. Bring a friend for support if it helps.
Call 410-626-2512 in Annapolis and 505-984-6925 in Santa Fe to make an appointment, or just drop by the office.
The Title IX coordinator will discuss with you:
- How to get support either on or off campus
- The definitions and policies regarding sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual coercion)
- The kinds of help that may be available to you, even if you decide not to file a complaint, to make conditions on campus tolerable for all parties concerned (for instance, changing academic or living situations, no-contact orders, etc.)
- How the complaint and investigation process works
- Whether you would like to file criminal charges. (If you wish to file criminal charges, the college can assist you).
The complaint/investigation process summary
- The director of student services will ask your permission to refer the complaint to be investigated by the assistant dean and the director of Public Safety.
- If you request confidentiality or that the complaint not be pursued, the college will take all reasonable steps to honor your request, but will consider the request in light of the college’s obligation to ensure a safe campus environment.
- The investigation will ordinarily involve interviewing you, the person you are accusing, and any witnesses that you and the accused name. You and the accused will not be interviewed at the same time.
- After examining the evidence and interviewing the witnesses, the investigators will present the interview summaries and other materials to a sexual misconduct review panel.
- The sexual misconduct review panel will determine whether a policy violation has been found and the consequences of any violation.
- If you or the accused are dissatisfied with the investigator’s decision, you may file an appeal with the dean.
- Retaliation of any kind based on the filing of a sexual misconduct complaint is strictly prohibited. The college will take steps to prevent retaliation and will take strong responsive action if it occurs.
For more complete information on the policies and practices, see the college’s Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policies.