Goshen College encourages individuals to report any incident in which an incident of sexual misconduct is believed to have occurred.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. For more information and resources, see the support & resources page.
If you have experienced an incident of gender-based or sexual harassment, domestic or interpersonal violence, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct, the following form is one way to inform the campus of your situation and, if you want, seek on-campus or off-campus resources.
If you are a Goshen College employee, you may also contact the faculty advocate for confidential advice. For assistance with filing a report, please contact Human Resources. If you would like to make an anonymous report of misconduct, you may contact the confidential Campus Conduct Hotline provided by Human Resources at 866-943-5787.
What information do I need to provide?
This form gathers key information–the location, date, and nature of the incident–that is needed to ensure that the situation receives proper attention. Names are optional unless you would like to request further support or an investigation and verdict.
Below we provide additional information for frequently questions, but feel free to add your information in the space at the bottom of the form. Remember, you have control over the type of response and support you would like to have.
What will happen with this information?
The report will be processed by a member of the Title IX committee. Incidents involving students will be processed by the Title IX Deputy Coordinator (Beth Martin Birky). Incidents involving Goshen College employees will be processed by Human Resources (Deanna Risser). If you feel uncomfortable having Beth or Deanna processing your report, please contact the faculty advocate, Regina Shands Stoltzfus before filling out this form.
- The Title IX Committee documents all information (anonymous and confidential reports).
- If the report is not anonymous, either a deputy Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Sexual Conduct Misconduct Team (SMRT) contacts the survivor to extend support and accommodations.
- All information will be kept private unless a threat exists to the individual’s or community’s immediate safety. In this case, someone from the Title IX Committee will contact the survivor.
- Title IX requires the college to investigate all reports, but the survivor has freedom to choose whether/how to participate with the investigation. SMRT has primary responsibility to investigate student reports. To facilitate an investigation, provide complete incident information.
- To acquire accommodations, identify survivor information.
- Incidents occurring on campus– covered by the Clery Act will be included in Goshen College’s annual Clery report of crime statistics.
Incident Report Form
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