Filing a Complaint/Reporting an Incident
All Reports will be taken seriously. Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Reports can be made using the link below or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.
When someone alleges harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or sex discrimination or sexual assault, it is the college’s ethical and legal responsibility to conduct a thorough, timely, independent, and objective investigation.
Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking are forms of gender-based discrimination and violations of State Law, Title IX, and the CR Administrative Code.
To file a complaint with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:
Or you can fill out a complaint form online at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Learn about College of the Redwoods' Title IX Investigation Process. This process and the following policies (APs & BPs) the college follows reflects the most recent Title IX regulations that took effect in 2020.
Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened -- in person, by telephone, in writing or by email. At the time a report is made, a Complainant does not have to decide whether to request any course of action, nor does a Complainant need to know how to label what happened. Choosing to make a report, and deciding how to proceed after making the report, can be a process that unfolds over time. The College can support and assist an individual making these important decisions, and to the extent legally possible will respect an individual’s autonomy in deciding how to proceed. In this process, the College will balance the individual’s interest with its obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all members of the College community.
Any individual who reports sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence can be assured that all reports will be investigated and resolved in a fair and impartial manner. A Complainant, a Respondent and all individuals involved can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. In every report under this policy, the College will make an immediate assessment of any risk of harm to the Complainant or to the broader campus community and will take steps necessary to address those risks. These steps will include interim measures to provide for the safety of the individual and the campus community.
Complainants and third-party witnesses are encouraged to report sexual harassment, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence as soon as possible to maximize the College’s ability to respond promptly and effectively.The College does not, however, limit the time frame for reporting. If the Respondent is not a member of the Redwoods community, the College will still seek to meet its Title IX obligation by taking steps to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, but its ability to take disciplinary action against the Respondent may be limited.