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
240-567-7777

Rockville Campus
Safety and Security
101 Counseling and Advising (CB) Building
240-567-5111

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Safety and Security
117 Charlene Nunley Student Services (ST) Building
240-567-1600

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 may report alleged sexual misconduct:
1. to the Title IX Coordinator;
2. to any other Responsible College Employee, which includes the following: Instructional Faculty and Faculty Department Chairs, Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Administrators, Supervisors, Campus Security Officers, any other employee with a responsibility for student welfare; or
3. through the online Title IX Complaint Form

Employees and other members of the College community who are not students may report sexual misconduct:
1. to the Title IX Coordinator;
2. to the Director of Employee and Labor Relations;
3. to any other Responsible College Employee; or
4. through the online Title IX Complaint Form

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

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    800-669-4000
    info@eeoc.gov

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

  • Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
    Compliance Section
    240-777-8450
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

 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
https://www.rainn.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
http://thehotline.org
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