Clarkson College strives to provide an environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct to all of its community members. Sexual misconduct includes dating violence, domestic assault, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking. All forms of sexual misconduct are violations of College policy and will not be tolerated.
What to Do if Sexual Misconduct Occurs
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, consider taking the following steps:
- Go to a safe place, such as the residence of a family member or a friend or to a public place. All Omaha fire stations serve as a “safe house” for immediate protection prior to police arrival.
- Contact an advocate from the Women’s Center for Advancement at 402.345.6555 (Monday–Friday. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) or 402.345.7273 (24-hour hotline). The advocate will discuss what’s happened and provide you with support and resources.
- Consider seeking medical attention for treatment of any injury or trauma and to properly preserve evidence in case you decide to pursue legal charges.
- Make an appointment with the counselor on campus (402.552.2694), a counselor at Arbor Family Counseling (1.800.922.7379) or with a counselor of your choice.
How to Report an Incident of Sexual Misconduct
The College strongly encourages you to report any incident of sexual misconduct as soon as possible, even if you are unsure whether or not you will pursue criminal charges. However, it is your decision to file a College report and/or to pursue criminal charges.
To report the incident and/or to discuss these options further, contact the Title IX Coordinator at 402.552.2693 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To report the incident to law enforcement, call 911. If you have questions to ask of the Omaha Police Department, please call the Domestic Violence Squad at 402.444.5825.
Students also have the right to contact the Office of Civil Rights at 816.268.0550 or One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Title IX & Clarkson College Policies
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. If you disclose an incident of sexual misconduct to any Clarkson College employee, that employee is required to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. The one exception is if you disclose an incident to the College counselor. The counselor is not required to report without your permission. The Title IX Coordinator will honor, to the greatest extent possible, your request for confidentiality; however, this cannot be guaranteed when your safety or the safety of others is of concern. The Title IX Coordinator will walk you through the process and answer any questions you have.Next Page