Chemeketa Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any college program or activity on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. The College has zero tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence or dating violence. Anyone found participating in any of these activities may be subject to disciplinary action and prosecuted in accordance with Chemeketa Community College policies and Oregon's state laws.
Chemeketa's Know Your Rights booklet (español) is a resource guide regarding the college’s policy on gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence. Hardcopies in English and Spanish are available at all Chemeketa locations.
Sexual minsconduct can include but is not limited to:
The College encourages all individuals to report any alleged or suspected violation of its Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct policy to the Title IX Coordinator by:
Incidents may also be reported to Chemeketa's Public Safety and/or law enforcement.
Individuals who request that their name or other identifiable information not be shared with the respondent or that no formal action be taken, the Title IX Coordinator will consider how to proceed, taking into account the individuals’s wishes, the College’s commitment to provide a safe environment, and the respondent’s right to have notice of the allegations. In such circumstances, the Title IX Coordinator may arrange for limited fact-finding by an investigator to better understand the context of the complaint.
Campus advocates can provide confidential support to those who would like to better understand their options without making a complaint. Our resources page has more information on how to connect with a campus advocate.
Retaliation can take many forms, including abuse or violence, threats, and intimidation. Chemeketa prohibits any attempt to seek retribution against an individual or group of individuals involved in filling a report or complaint, participating in the disciplinary process, or opposing in a reasonable manner an action believed to constitute a violation of College policy.
Both the complainant and respondent have equal rights, such as the right to:
In addition, the complainant has a right to:
The College encourages all individuals to report any alleged or suspected violation of its Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct policy to the Title IX coordinator, and to report potential criminal conduct to law enforcement. Anyone who seeks to make a complaint or report may do any or all of the following –