Reporting a Title IX Incident
Emergencies: In the event of an emergency - the victim is in immediate danger - call 911 immediately.
Urgent, non-emergency cases:
If a case is urgent, contact Campus Police (805-378-1455) or the Student Health Center (805-378-1413) immediately or during their open hours. Campus police will assess if a crime has been committed and submit a BIT report that will be addressed by the TIX coordinator if a student is involved or affected.
If a victim of sexual misconduct wishes to remain confidential, contact a mental health professional at the Student Health Center (805-378-1413) during their open hours. These are the only professionals on campus who can ensure confidentiality.
How do Employees file TIX reports on behalf of students or employees?
Faculty and staff members should report a TIX incident by filing a BIT report immediately upon learning of an incident. If a student/employee who is a victim of sexual misconduct wishes to keep the information confidential, the complaint should be made at the Student Health Center (SHC) with a mental health professional who can maintain confidentiality. Complaints can also be made to campus police if a crime may have been committed or a person feels unsafe on campus – however, campus police cannot ensure confidentiality. If an employee or student wishes to accompany a victim to the health center or campus police station to file a complaint, they should feel free to do so. Sometime we need a friendly face with us to follow through on filing a complaint.
How do Students make TIX complaints?
Students can contact the TIX Coordinator, Campus Police, or visit the Student Health Center (SHC) to report a possible TIX violation. If a student contacts a professor, dean or staff member, they too will follow the process outlined above. Campus Police and the SHC can provide the most prompt replies for urgent cases. If a victim wishes to remain confidential, the complaint should be made at the (SHC) with a mental health professional as these are the only professionals on campus who can ensure confidentiality.