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What to do if you are a victim - Students

Students believing that they may be victims of any form of harassment or discrimination need to:

  1. File a complaint as soon as possible. (Printed copies of the complaint form and investigation procedures are also kept in the HR and Student Services Office.)
  2. Send the complaint to the Title IX coordinator, Crystina Mostad.

Students believing they are victims of any form of sexual harassment, assault, or discrimination should:

  1. Ensure their safety.
  2. Seek resources immediately, if necessary.
  3. File a claim

1. Ensure your safety

Student safety is the district’s top priority. Students with any concerns about their immediate safety need to call 911 and then call the campus safety office. If a crime may have occurred, report that crime to the police. Police officers have the ability to ensure your immediate safety and to locate and preserve evidence.

Campus Security Offices

  • Seattle Central College: BE 1108, 206.934.5442
  • Wood Technology Center: 206.934.5442
  • Health Education Center: 206-255-3974 / 206.934.5442. Security officers usually sit at a table just inside the main entrance on the south side of the Pacific Tower Building.
  • Seattle Maritime Academy: 206.934.5442

2. Seek resources immediately, if necessary

Seattle Colleges has resources available at each campus. Contact Central Counseling at 206.934.5407

3. File a claim

Students believing that they may be victims of any form of sexual harassment, discrimination, or assault need to:

  • File a claim as soon as possible. (Printed copies of the claim form and investigation procedures are also kept in the HR and Student Services Office.)
  • Send the claim to the Title IX coordinator, Crystina Mostad.

Confidentiality

When you file a claim with Seattle Colleges, you may request confidentiality. The district will attempt to protect your privacy to the fullest possible extent, consistent with our legal obligations to comply with federal and state laws and to protect our students and community. More information about confidentiality is found in Procedure 419.D, “Confidentiality and Right to Privacy.” Please direct questions about protecting your privacy to the to the Title IX coordinator, Crystina Mostad.

Investigation

When you file a sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault claim, the district will ask for your permission to move forward with an investigation. Our intent in asking for permission is to empower our students to determine next steps. In some situations, the seriousness of the claim (taking into account such factors as violence and the age of the alleged victim) may require the district to investigate. We will take all legal and logistical steps possible to maintain your confidentiality. Our process for conducting an investigation is outlined in Procedure 419.

Retaliation

The district expressly prohibits any retaliation against a student who has filed a discrimination or harassment claim. If you believe you may be being retaliated against, please inform the to the Title IX coordinator, Crystina Mostad. immediately