Reporting Sexual Misconduct

reporting sexual misconduct

For Immediate Assistance

Go to a safe location, and if injured, seek immediate medical attention. If you are sexually assaulted, contact the Montgomery County Police Department by dialing 911.

The College will assist Reporting Parties who wish to report sexual misconduct to local law enforcement authorities. Reporting Parties may also contact public safety directly:

Germantown Campus
Safety and Security
282 Science and Applied Sciences (SA) Building
240-567-3333

Rockville Campus
Safety and Security
101 Counseling and Advising (CB) Building
240-567-3333

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Safety and Security
117 Charlene Nunley Student Services (ST) Building
240-567-3333

If You’ve Experienced Sexual Misconduct

i.    The College encourages all individuals to seek immediate assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement after an incident of sexual misconduct.
ii.    This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence that may assist in proving that a criminal offense occurred or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order.  
iii.    It may also be important for individuals to receive medical attention after an assault.
iv.    In Montgomery County, the only facility equipped with the Maryland State Police sexual assault evidence collection kit (SAFE) and specially trained forensic nurses is:

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
    Forensic Medical Unit
    9901 Medical Center Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850

Students and Employees may report alleged sexual misconduct through the following options:

  1. To the Title IX Coordinator
  2. To any Mandated Reporter, which includes any College administrator, supervisor, faculty member, public safety officer, coach or trainer.
  3. Through the Sexual Misconduct Report Formnew window. This form can be used to report anonymously by a complainant or by a 3rd party reporter. This form should also be completed when a complainant is seeking information about the process and is unsure how to proceed.
  4. Through the Formal Title IX Complaint Form
  5. Employees may also report directly to the Director of Employee and Labor Relations

For Students (contact a counselor directly):

Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP)
240-777-4357, 240-777-1347 (TTY)

In addition, members of the College community may also report certain instances of sexual misconduct to applicable federal, state, or local government agencies responsible for enforcing laws prohibiting sexual harassment against students or employees. For more information please contact:

  • U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
    800-421-3481
    OCR@ed.gov


  • Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
    800-637-6247
    mccr@maryland.gov

Reporting Sexual Misconduct to the College

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for taking reports and providing information about resources and services. Individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct should contact the Title IX Coordinator right away, although reports may be made at any time. Prompt reporting maximizes the College’s ability to respond and to take appropriate action. Individuals who have witnessed or have knowledge about an incident of sexual misconduct may make a report as well.

  • Christopher Moy, Title IX Coordinator
    900 Hungerford Drive, Room 315
    Rockville, MD 20850
    240-567-5412 | EMAIL

  • Kristen J Roe, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    9221 Corporate Blvd, Suite 418C
    Rockville, MD 20850
    240-567-4279 | EMAIL

  • The Title IX Resource Card (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) (hyperlink) provides guidance on how to refer someone who discloses experiencing sexual misconduct and what to say.

 At the time a report is made, a Reporting Party does not have to decide whether or not to request any particular course of action, nor do they need to know how to label what happened. Choosing to make a report, and deciding how to proceed after making a report, can be a process that unfolds over time. The College provides support that can assist each individual in making these important decisions and to the extent possible and reasonable will respect an individual’s autonomy in deciding how to proceed. In this process, the College will balance the individual’s interest with its obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all members of the College community.

Confidential Resources

Discussing an alleged incident of sexual misconduct with a Confidential Resource will not itself lead to an investigation or resolution of the incident as set forth in the Procedure accompanying policy 31001-Sexual Misconduct. Confidential Resources do not have the authority to establish interim protective measures or resolve incidents through either Informal Resolution or Investigation/Formal Resolution, nor can they cause these processes to take place. Instead, their role is to provide support and guidance based on their training and professional experience. Individuals are therefore encouraged to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, or a Responsible College Employee to allow the College the opportunity to address and resolve the matter.

Community Resources for Students and Employees

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
800.656.HOPE
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
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National Stalking Resource Center
855-4-VICTIM
National Center for Victims of Crimenew window
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