5.4.8 Assistance

adopted: Feb-2021
last revised: Feb-2021

The safety and well-being of any individual who believes they have been subject to sexual discrimination will be first priority. These individuals will be provided information about appropriate College or local area resources, including law enforcement, legal services, medical services, counseling, and victim advocacy/support.

Richland will take interim actions necessary to protect victims of sexual discrimination and prevent retaliation pending the investigation. Interim actions may include changes in academic or work situations, orders directing the victim and alleged perpetrator to avoid contact with one another, or any other appropriate measures.

Confidential counseling will be available for individuals who believe they have been a victim of sexual discrimination who wish to speak with someone confidentially and do not want to pursue an internal complaint. The Title IX Coordinator will provide information about available counseling services.