Campus Safety is part of Student Life at Goshen College and is committed to a philosophy of community care-taking. We take sexual violence very seriously and align ourselves with the institutional commitment to provide an environment free of inappropriate treatment of individuals because of sex, sexual orientation, documentation status, race, ethnicity, and gender identity.
Campus Safety works alongside the Title IX Office to provide trauma-informed services to student and employee victims of sexual assault and to improve the overall response to sexual assault at Goshen College. We share the goal of preventing sexual assault on campus and in the community and responding appropriately to students and employees who have been victimized.
Campus Safety officers are considered both Campus Security Authorities and Responsible Employees as it pertains to reporting sexual violence. According to Title IX, a “responsible employee” includes any employee who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX coordinator or other appropriate school designees. We also ensure Goshen College is in compliance with federal requirements under the Clery Campus Safety Act and Title IX—as well as applicable state and local laws.
Should Campus Safety be contacted by a victim of sexual violence—we would work with that individual to find proper ongoing support and resources, including:
- Provide contact numbers to on-call campus counselors or other campus confidential resources.
- Provide transportation to a medical facility or Goshen Hospital.
- Assist in filing an official incident report with the Title IX Office.
- Assist the Title IX Office in providing safe necessary campus accommodations.
- At the victim’s discretion, connect them with local law enforcement (including transportation) to file an official report with the Goshen Police Department. In order to increase the likelihood of a successful prosecution, we recommend filing a police report as soon as possible.
For more information, please contact Chad Coleman, Director of Student Life Operations and Campus Safety at 574-535-7292 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the direct 24/7 line to Campus Safety at 574-535-7599.