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, go to the nearest hospital, or contact Campus Safety (574-535-7599). Even if you are under 21, going to the Emergency Room for a situation including alcohol, you will not be prosecuted for underage drinking (Indiana Lifeline Law). For more information and resources, see the immediate response and support & resources pages.
If you have experienced an incident of sexual harassment, domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct, the following form is one way to inform the Title IX Deputy Coordinator of your situation, access on-campus or off-campus resources, and, if you want, file a formal complaint.
If you are a Goshen College employee, you may contact your supervisor or Human Resources Director Marlene Penner for more information. As an employee, you may also make an anonymous report of misconduct through 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. If you provide your name, the Title IX deputy coordinator will contact you to offer support or help you pursue a resolution process. Please note that if you do not provide a name, we are unable to reach out to you to provide support.
In addition to, or instead of, completing this form, you may contact any Goshen College employee for assistance. GC employees are “Responsible Employees” and will help you report any sexual harassment or violence to the Title IX deputy coordinator. You can determine how much to report and the next steps you want to take. See definitions in this policy for more information on GC employee roles and their duty to report.
What will happen with this information?
The report will be processed by Title IX deputy coordinator (Liz Andes) and Title IX coordinator (Beth Martin Birky). Incidents involving Goshen College employees will be processed in collaboration with the Human Resources Director (Marlene Penner). If you feel uncomfortable having Liz, Beth, or Marlene processing your report, please contact their supervisors: Gilberto Perez, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs; Ann Vendrely, Vice President for Academic Affairs; or Jodi Beyeler, Vice President of Communication and People Strategies. You may also contact any GC employee for information or assistance.
For more detailed information see the Title IX Policy and Procedures for Sexual Harassment and Assault (May 9, 2023).