Prevent Sexual Violence
Ivy Tech Community College intends to provide a safe place for all students. Violent behavior, direct or indirect threats, harassment, or intimidation will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all students to help keep the school safe by monitoring their own behavior and reporting incidents involving other students who exhibit any form of violent or threatening behavior. Determination of physical assault, battery or forcible sex offenses will be grounds for immediate dismissal. A student may appeal these sanctions by following the appropriate appeal process. All student actions/behaviors are also governed by local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
If you have experienced a sexual assault or violence in a dating or intimate relationship, the most important thing you can do is get to a safe place. If you believe you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 as soon as possible.
Steps To Take If You Experience Sexual Violence
- Once you are safe, contact someone you trust to be with you for support. This could be a friend, family member, or someone on campus.
- Report it to your campus security or local law enforcement. Contacting the police does not require you to file charges.
- Seek medical attention (go to an emergency room and ask for a SAFE or rape exam) as soon as possible.
- Preserve evidence. Do not do any of the following things until you’ve gotten medical attention and/or contacted the police: Bathe or shower; Use the restroom; Change clothes; Comb hair; Clean up the crime scene; Move anything the offender may have touched. Don’t try to collect evidence yourself. Get help from medical or law enforcement personnel as soon as possible—or at least within 96 hours of the assault. You do not need to decide immediately whether to take action against the person who assaulted you, but if you might want to do this, it is important to preserve evidence of the assault.
- Get counseling and support by seeking out the contacts and resources listed below.
- Consider completing an incident report (see "Make A Report!").
Report An Incident
Students who become aware of a threatening situation or potential for violence should contact Campus Security or the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs immediately. Students can also utilize the incident report form via My Ivy or directly at ivytech.edu/incident.
Students making a report will be asked to provide as much detail as possible, including names of other witnesses, the name of the person making the threat or possessing the weapon, location and other pertinent information that would be helpful in conducting a fair and accurate investigation.
Q: Who can report an incident?
Q: What happens when I submit a report?
A: The report is routed to the campus Title IX Coordinator for review. The College will address all reports of sexual misconduct in a manner fitting the information that is shared. The Title IX Coordinator will assess the harm to both individuals and the community and will respond in light of available information and any requests for confidentiality.
Q: Will the Title IX Office contact me?
A: If you provide your name and your contact information, yes. We will want to acknowledge and follow-up on your report, check-in with you to learn what resources and support you might want or need, and make sure that you have been provided important information about options and next steps.
Q: What does NOT happen when I submit this report?
A: This form provides you with an opportunity to provide the Title IX Office with information related to sexual misconduct and the report will initiate a Title IX review. If you are a person who believes they have experienced sexual misconduct by a current Ivy Tech Community College student, faculty, or staff member, you may, if you choose, file a complaint to initiate an adjudication process.
Q: I am not sure if I should file this report. Can I talk to someone about my questions without providing details about the information I’m considering reporting?
A: Absolutely. The Title IX Coordinator would be happy to speak with you to answer all of your questions. You do not need to provide us with information about the report in order to get your questions answered.
Who To Talk To
Most Ivy Tech employees are either required or encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or sexual violence when they become aware of those incidents. There are other employees, "Confidential Employees," specifically trained to offer support to victims who may be consulted and who will keep information confidential, except in cases of immediate risk of harm to the community. Please see the lists of Confidential Employees; Title IX Coordinators; and Campus and Community Resources; and below.