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What should I do if I have been sexually assaulted, harassed, or stalked?

What should I do if someone I know has been sexually assaulted, harassed, or stalked?

Members of our Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  All members of the CCS community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.  CCS takes gender-based violence seriously. When an allegation of misconduct is made, and a responding party is found to have violated this policy, appropriate sanctions will be used to remedy and prevent such behavior. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual Misconduct is any non-consensual behavior of a sexual nature that is committed by force, intimidation, or is otherwise unwelcome and that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a CCS program or activity.  This includes domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, nonconsensual sexual intercourse and nonconsensual sexual contact.

What Are Your Rights?

  • You have the right at CCS to be free from gender-based discrimination.

  • You have the right to file a complaint according to CCS’s Sexual Misconduct Procedure.

  • You have the right to request a criminal investigation with law enforcement.

  • You have the right to receive support and reasonable protective measures to help you continue to learn at CCS.

  • You have the right to understand that CCS is required to undertake a prompt and thorough investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct.

  • You have the right to request and obtain a No Contact Order and to receive information about Harassment Prevention and Abuse Prevention Orders.

  • You have the right not to be discouraged in your use of resources, processes, or support and to report to the Title IX Coordinator if your rights have been violated.

  • You have the right to be free from retaliation for exercising your rights.

  • You have the right to access on- and off-campus support and health services.

You have these rights regardless of your race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other protected class.

Resources & Contacts

Immediately after an assault:

Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 West 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone:  509-474-3131

Deaconess Hospital
800 West 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone: 509-458-5800

Valley Hospital Medical Center
12606 East Mission Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Phone: 509-473-5177

Holy Family Hospital
5633 North Lidgerwood Street
Spokane, WA 99208
Phone: 509-482-2460

  1. Ask for help, make a call:

  1. Seek medical attention:

  • Partner with an Advocate who will explain your rights and provide immediate counseling.

  • Receive help for physical injuries.

  • Screen for STI’s/pregnancy.

  • If possible, do not shower or clean up.  Do not change clothes.

  • Hospital staff can collect evidence using a rape kit.  Your name will be given if you choose to do this.

  • If you want to file a police report, you can call the police from the emergency room.

  • You can choose to decline any or all of these services.

In the days following an assault, let others help:

To file a report with the college contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator:
 

Community Colleges of Spokane 501 North Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA  99217-6000
Title IX Coordinator
Riverpoint One, Suite 139
Phone: 509-434-5037
Fax: 509-434-5055
 

 

Spokane Community College 1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA  99217-5399

Title IX Coordinator
Lair Student Center (Bldg. 6), Room 202D
Phone: 509-533-7015
Fax: 509-533-8444

Security Officer
Main Building, (Bldg. 1), Room 149A
Phone: 509-533-7287

Student Conduct Officer
Lair Student Center (Bldg. 6), Room 125
Phone: 509-533-8657

SCC President
Lair Student Center (Bldg. 6), Room 218
Phone: 509-533-7042

 

Spokane Falls Community College
3410 West Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA  99224-5288

Title IX Coordinator
Falls Gateway Building (Bldg. 30), Room 225
Phone: 509-533-3514
Fax: 509-533-3225  

Security Officer
Human Services Building (Bldg. 16),
Room 145
Phone:  509-533-3407

Student Conduct Officer
Gateway Building (Bldg. 30),
Room 244
Phone:  509-533-3682

SFCC President
Falls Gateway Building (Bldg. 30), Room 221
Phone: 509-533-3535 

 

CCS Student Health Clinic
Spokane Community College
Jenkins Wellness Center, Building 7
Phone: 509-533-8611
Cost: Free to CCS students

Crime Check (to report the crime to police)
Public Safety Building
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-456-2233
www.spokanecounty.org/CrimeCheck

Colville Center
Rural Resources Victim Services
Hot Line: 509-684-6139 or 844-509-SAFE (7233)
Office: 509-684-3796
Colville Police Department: 509-684-2525
Stevens County Sheriff’s Office: 509-684-5296

Newport and Ione Centers
Pend Oreille Crime Victims Services
Hot Line: 509-447-5483  Office: 509-447-2274
Pend Oreille Sheriff’s Office: 509-447-3151

Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFet) Response Center
210 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-747-8224; 24 hour Crisis Line: 509-624-7273
Cost: Varies depending on circumstances (can apply for crime victims compensation)

YWCA—Alternatives to Domestic Violence
930 North Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-326-1190
www.ywcaspokane.org

Republic and Inchelium Centers
Ferry County Connections
Hot Line: 509-207-7308
Office: 509-775-3331
Ferry County Sherriff’s Office: 509-775-3132

Republic and Inchelium Centers
Ferry County Connections
Hot Line: 509-207-7308
Office: 509-775-3331
Ferry County Sherriff’s Office: 509-775-3132

SFCC Pullman Center
Alternative to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP)
24 hour Crisis Line: 1-877-334-2887; 509-332-HELP (4357)
Office: 509-332-0552
Pullman Police Department: 509-334-0802
Whitman County Sheriff: 509-397-6266

Friends and Family can also offer support by listening to you, keeping you company, walking to class with you, or going with you to appointments.