You are not alone.
Clark College is committed to helping individuals achieve their educational and professional goals and to providing a community that is supportive of students who may have experienced sexual misconduct. The Clark community wants survivors of sexual misconduct, in any form, to know that they are not alone – we are here to help.
If you, or someone you care about, have been impacted by sexual misconduct, the most important thing to know is that you are not alone – there are people who can and want to help. People are available to listen, offer support, provide options, and take actions to help ensure that you and our community are safe.
Survivors of sexual misconduct respond to their experiences in different ways. There is no ‘right way’ to feel or ‘right thing’ to do.
Remember, you are not alone. Clark College is here to help.
What is sexual misconduct?
Sexual misconduct is a type of violence that uses power, control, and/or intimidation to harm another. It includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It occurs when there is an absence of consent.
What are a school’s responsibilities to address sexual harassment and sexual violence?
A school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively. If a school knows
or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates
a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual
harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
Even if a student does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the school take any action on the student’s behalf, if a school knows or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual violence, it must promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.
A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.