Immediate Response to Reports of Sexual Assault Involving Students
This guide is intended to help any staff or faculty member take the appropriate immediate steps if a student reports a sexual assault.
Staff and faculty are encouraged to offer to put the student in contact with Reed’s Health & Counseling Center staff (confidential), Community Safety, or another listed resource as soon as possible. While this guide lists some initial actions that can be taken by any staff or faculty member, it is not intended to take the place of an investigation or other response actions.
Staff should be aware that Oregon law requires any college employee who becomes aware of child abuse, including sexual assault involving a student under 18, to report the information directly to police or the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).
All reports of sexual assault involving students, regardless of any other reporting, must be reported to Reed’s Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours.