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Title IX Coordinator
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox College affirms its commitment to create and maintain an environment free from acts of sexual assault and other types of sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence and stalking, and to foster within that environment respect for the dignity of all members of the community. Accordingly, Knox College will not tolerate any acts of sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence or stalking.
Consent to engage in sexual activity must be informed, freely given and mutual. Consent must be ongoing, throughout each instance of sexual activity, and for each form of sexual contact. Consent to one form of sexual contact does not constitute consent to all forms of sexual contact.
Prohibited sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, inducing incapacitation for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation, stalking and dating or domestic violence.
It is a violation of College Policy to retaliate in any way against a person or persons because they have opposed any practices forbidden under the Policy Against Sex Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking or have filed a report, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation or proceeding under this Policy. This includes action taken against a bystander who intervened to stop
or attempt to stop discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, or stalking. Retaliation may take many forms, and may include intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against an individual because of the individual's complaint or participation. Action is generally deemed retaliatory if it would deter a reasonable person in the same circumstances from opposing practices prohibited by this Policy. The College will take immediate and responsive action upon receiving any report of retaliation and may pursue disciplinary action as appropriate.
It is most important to do what is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to respond to an act of sexual misconduct. If you or someone you know has been assaulted, a variety of resources are available and we encourage you to consider the following actions:
Seek Medical Care
Seek medical attention at a local hospital. In the emergency room, doctors and nurses can treat any injuries, test for and treat sexually transmitted infections, and test for pregnancy. A medical exam will also help collect evidence in case you decide now or at a later time to pursue criminal charges or legal action.
Seek Support from a Confidential Source
Talk to someone you trust. There are people on campus and in the community who are trained to help you cope with the experience and examine your options.
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. They 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.
Know Your Resources
Be familiar with the Knox College approach to addressing reports of sexual misconduct.
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