Knox College affirms its commitment to create and maintain an environment free from acts of Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, 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 Title IX Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct.
It is most important to do what is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to respond to an act of Title IX Sexual Harassment and 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 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.
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 Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct is encouraged to bring it to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is empowered to provide support measures for all individuals involved in these situations and to protect the safety of the campus community through these measures.
As a supportive friend or ally, you provide support, give assurance that College and community resources are available to help, and offer assistance to access these resources.
What is Title IX Sexual Harassment?
Title IX Sexual Harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that constitutes Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking.
Prohibited Sexual Misconduct includes sex-based discrimination and harassment that does not fall within the narrower definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment. It also includes:
An alphabetical listing of local and national resources where you can find assistance for issues ranging from sexual assault to domestic violence to GLBTQ+ support.