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What to do if you are a victim - Employees

Employees who believe that they may be victims of any form of harassment or discrimination are encouraged 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, Scott Rixon.

Confidentiality

When you file a complaint 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 Title IX coordinator, Scott Rixon.

Investigation

When you file a sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault complaint, the district will ask for your permission to move forward with an investigation. Our intent in asking for permission is to empower our employees to determine next steps. In some situations, the seriousness of the complaint (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 an employee who has filed a discrimination or harassment complaint. If you believe you may be being retaliated against, please inform the Title IX coordinator, Scott Rixon.

Employees believing that they may be victims of any form of sexual harassment, assault, or discrimination should:

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

1. Ensure your safety

Safety is the district’s top priority. Employees 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.

  • 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 immediate resources, if necessary

Employees are encouraged to seek resources immediately. These include:

  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) (24-hour resource line: 888.99.VOICE, or 888.998.6423)
  • KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services to children, teens, women, and men who are victims of sexual assault. KCSARC works with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds. KCSARC advocates will answer your call and provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, and ongoing support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (206.744.1600). The center provides services to help people impacted by sexual assault and other traumatic events.

3. File a complaint

Employees believing that they may be victims of any form of sexual harassment, discrimination, or assault 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 offices at each campus.)
  2. Send the complaint to the Title IX coordinator, Scott Rixon.

Confidentiality

When you file a complaint 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 Title IX coordinator, Scott Rixon.