Notice of Rights and Options

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.

Get Informed

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.

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual minsconduct can include but is not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment;
  • Non-consensual sexual contact (Sexual assault);
  • Gender-based discrimination;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Dating violence;
  • Stalking;
  • Sexual exploitation;

Filing a Complaint

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:

  • Completing this online form; or
  • Calling 503.365.4723 during business hours; or
  • Visiting the Title IX office in Building 2/Room 215.

Incidents may also be reported to Chemeketa's Public Safety and/or law enforcement.

Confidentiality

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

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.

Know your rights

Both the complainant and respondent have equal rights, such as the right to:

  • A prompt and impartial investigation;
  • Have an adviser of choice during the process;
  • Present evidence or have witnesses speak on their behalf;
  • Receive the final decision in writing at the same time;
  • Have the right to appeal a final decision;
  • Learn and work in a safe environment;
  • Access campus counseling;

In addition, the complainant has a right to:

  • Notify law enforcement of incidents and receive assistance from the College in doing so;
  • Decline to report the incident to law enforcement;
  • Have their allegations investigated by the College;
  • Seek help from the College in enforcing orders of protecction, no-contact orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by criminal, civil, or tribal courts;
  • Request interim measures;
  • File a complaint without fear of retaliation;

Legal Options

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 –

  1. Request interim measures from the Title IX coordinator;
  2. File a complaint or report with the Title IX coordinator, thereby invoking the College’s internal disciplinary process;
  3. Contact the Department of Public Safety for assistance in filing a criminal complaint and preserving physical evidence;
  4. Contact local law enforcement to file a criminal complaint;
  5. File a complaint with the Department Education/Office of Civil Rights.

Title IX Coordinator

Vivi Caleffi Prichard
Building 2, Room 215
503.365.4723