Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed

Campus Support

Interim measures, remedies, & accommodations

The college will take steps to ensure equal access to its education programs and activities and protect the survivor as necessary, including taking interim measures before the final outcome of an investigation. These interim measures for survivors can be provided when requested and reasonably available. In compliance with federal Title IX guidance, the college will seek to minimize the burden on the survivor, while respecting the rights of all parties involved. 

A report to law enforcement is not necessary to receive these interim measures and remedies, but a Title IX report may be necessary to access them. Decisions about interim measures and remedies for students are made by the Title IX coordinator in consultation with the Sexual Assault Response Team (dean of students, director of health & counseling services, director of community safety and investigator, and assistant dean of sexual assault prevention & response). SAPR advocates, counselors at the HCC, and the assistant dean of sexual assault prevention and response can assist survivors in identifying and accessing appropriate interim measures and remedies. 

Campus escort

Community safety may be able to arrange for an escort to accompany a survivor across campus. (This service is available to anyone and no reason needs to be given.) 

Classes and coursework

If the survivor and accused share a class, one may be able to change sections. If this is not possible, the student services office can work with faculty to try to find an accommodation that will minimize the academic impact on the survivor. 

The student services office may be able to help arrange additional tutoring and other academic support and can alert faculty that a survivor may be experiencing difficulty. 

Counseling and medical care

 

Counseling and medical care are available to students without charge. Contact health & counseling services for information.

Housing

If the survivor and the accused live on campus near each other, it may be possible for one to move into a different residential community. Survivors may be able to secure temporary emergency housing even if they live off campus.

During business hours, contact residence life; after hours, contact community safety.  

No-contact and protective orders

No-contact orders between two members of the Reed community may be requested from the dean of faculty, the director of human resources, or the director of community safety. No-contact orders are non-punitive and reciprocal. 

Protective orders may be issued by courts for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Protective orders may require the respondent to stay away from specific places or to avoid certain types of contact. If the respondent violates the protective order, they may be subject to criminal penalty. Reed honors all court-issued protective orders. For more information, contact an attorney or an advocate. 

Reporting assistance

SAPR advocates, counselors, and the ADSAPR can accompany survivors when making a report to the college. Community safety can assist in reporting to law enforcement. 

Work scheduling

If the survivor or accused are employed on campus, the dean of students office can work with campus employers to minimize the possibility that employment will put the parties in contact.

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