Anyone who feels that s/he has been the victim of sexual misconduct is encouraged to bring it to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX team, who are empowered to provide interim remedies and measures to support all individuals involved in these situations and to protect the safety of the campus community through these measures.
What happens when someone reports?
|Knox College Title IX Team|
Lori Schroeder, Title IX Coordinator
Catherine Denial, Deputy Coordinator
Laura Schnack, Deputy Coordinator
Kim Schrader, Deputy Coordinator
Gina Zindt, Deputy Coordinator
John Schlaf, Investigator
Cassidy Voyles, Investigator
Upon receipt of a report, the Title IX Coordinator and his/her designee will work with all parties involved in an alleged incident to undertake any appropriate interim measures to protect the safety of the campus community and will seek to provide remedies for the parties that address their safety and well-being. Remedies may include counseling services, no contact orders, provision of escorts and residence modifications, along with academic and campus work accommodations. In addition, the College may, at its discretion, impose an interim suspension or leave of absence in cases where the College believes there is risk of harm to others. Any such interim steps will be taken in a manner that minimizes the burden on the complainant to the extent possible. All parties will be informed that the College prohibits any retaliation against parties involved in reporting or witnessing allegations of sexual misconduct and that retaliation of that nature is grounds for disciplinary action.
As noted above, all College employees are obligated to share with the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX team any information they receive regarding an incident of sexual misconduct or of which they become aware unless they are expressly prohibited by law from disclosing such information. At Knox, counselors at the Counseling Center and medical personnel at the Health Center are among those who are not required to disclose the information as they have professional obligations to maintain the confidentiality of their clients.
The College also has an online mechanism for anonymous reporting of acts of sexual misconduct with complete confidentiality to the Department of Campus Safety: www.knox.edu/witness/silent.html. These reports will be sent to the Title IX Coordinator who will make every effort to respond, but the College's ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited.