Filing a report is an important step to take after an assault has occurred. It allows the College to respond to your concern and care for you appropriately, and it may help to prevent future assaults on campus.
Why should I file a report?
- First and foremost, we care about your safety and notifying the College will help Wheaton to be able to respond to your concern and care for you.
- Reporting restores a feeling of personal power. You may be able to provide information that will hold an individual accountable for their actions.
- Reporting can prevent others from being sexually assaulted by making them aware of assaults and where they are occurring.
- Reporting will remind people that sexual assaults really do occur and can happen to anyone.
- Responsible employees” (see here for further information) are required to report any information regarding a potential violation of the Policy immediately to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator/Discrimination Complaint Officer.
How do I file a report?
If you have experienced sexual harassment or violence, or suspect that someone you know might be a victim of sexual harassment, violence, or abuse, call:
- Interim Dean of Student Care and Services at 630.752.5941 (Student Services Building, 2nd floor) during business hours
- Contact the Title IX Coordinators/Discrimination Complaint Officers:
- Contact Public Safety: 630.752.5911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make an Anonymous Report: wheaton.edu/ethicscomplaints or call 888.416.1302
Someone is available for student, faculty, and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. The College encourages the reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation regardless of the offender’s identity or position.
What happens when I file a report?
- Students are informed of their rights options and resources
- The College will conduct a thorough, prompt, reliable, and impartial investigation process as laid out in the Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Complaint Resolution Procedure.
- Interviews will be conducted with all parties involved and those who have knowledge of the incident.
- Adjudicators will decide based on a preponderance of evidence standard whether the Policy has been violated. If a policy violation is found, the adjudicators will also determine appropriate sanctions as described in the Policy.