Preventing Sexual Misconduct
You can be your best advocate.
Be Proactive if You Suspect Sexual Misconduct
Taking action when something doesn't feel right is proven to help protect those who are vulnerable and prevent sexual misconduct
Chemeketa offers online training for students on avoiding, identifying, and reporting sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. In-person training is also available upon request.
To request access to the online training, schedule an in-person session, or learn more, contact the Title IX coordinator.
Filing a Complaint or Report
Chemeketa encourages all individuals to report any alleged or suspected violation of its Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct policy to the Title IX Coordinator by –
Taking action when something doesn't feel right is proven to help protect those who are vulnerable and prevent sexual violence. You can –
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Speak up
- Call out your friends, classmates, or others on their disrespectful behavior and language
- Be courageous
- Look at your own attitudes
- Think about how your actions may impact others
- Help debunk rape myths:
- "She asked for it." No one asks to be sexually assaulted. People have the right to be safe from any sexual violence. The offender, not the survivor, must be held accountable.
- "Women often lie about being raped." The FBI reports that false accusations account for only 2% of all reported sexual assaults. This is no higher than false reports for any other crime.
- "She was raped because she had too much to drink." Alcohol doesn't cause rape, people do.
- Listen and gently ask what you can do to help
IF YOU ARE HURT
- Find a safe location away from the perpetrator
- Ask a trusted friend to be with you for support
- Call 911
- Seek medical assistance
- Preserve all evidence of the incident –
- Do not bathe or wash
- Do not clean up the area where the crime occurred
- Keep torn or soiled clothing
- Photograph your injuries
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Sexual abuse survivors often feel alone and powerless. Guilt, shame and fear are common feelings.
- Sexual assault is a particular problem on college campuses: 1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college
- While women are the vast majority of victims, men are also assaulted, bullied, or stalked
- Most victims know their perpetrator. Stranger rape accounts for only 14% of rapes and sexual assaults
- Remember, what happened to you is not your fault
HEALING IS POSSIBLE
- It’s normal to feel alone and powerless
- Guilt, shame, and fear are common feelings
- Recovery takes time, but there are a number of things that can help
- Seek professional and personal support
HOW TO SUPPORT A FRIEND
- Listen and be there
- Don’t judge or blame the victim
- Validate your friend’s experiences and reactions
- Encourage your friend to seek medical attention, counseling, or the assistance of an advocate
- Be patient, it might take your friend some time to deal with the crime
- Respect your friend’s decisions