Everyone’s experience is very different, and you are the only person to determine what resources will be most helpful to you. Do you know that resources are available on and off campus to hear your concerns, support you as you process your experience and consider options, and direct you to the appropriate resources. These are available at any point, regardless of the time or location of the incident.
Contacting any of these resources can be a first step in thinking through a difficult situation. Accessing resources does not require reporting details of the situation or incident to the police for investigation or to Student Life for disciplinary action, although those options are always available at any point (See ways to report an incident for formal action). Goshen College will also assist you with accommodations you might need to continue with a safe and successful learning experience, even if you do not pursue an investigation.
Goshen College Resources:
- The Faculty Advocate, Regina Shands Stoltzfus, is available to help you consider options.
- Campus Counselors: Set up an appointment by calling (574) 535-7543 during office hours.
- Campus Pastors
The faculty advocate, campus counselors, and campus pastors will only report any information you share with them at your request or if there is immediate harm to you or the community. Conversations with these individuals are confidential.
All other Goshen College employees can help direct you to resources and are mandatory reporters who are required by law to report the information you share with them (your name, incident, date, time, and location) to our Title IX process. This information will be private and will result in a contact from a Title IX Deputy Coordinator or a Sexual Misconduct Response Team member to extend campus support and resources. The On-Call Residence Life Coordinator is available during the week. Call (574) 535-6273 on evenings and weekend for emergency assistance.
The College has an obligation to investigate reported incidents of sexual misconduct or assault. You are able to choose how you wish to participate in that investigation, including requesting that your identity be kept anonymous. Your information will be private, shared only with a limited group of people who need to know information to complete a thorough and fair investigation.
- National YWCA Domestic Violence 24-hour Crisis Line, (877) 718-1868
- The Elkhart County YWCA (www.ywcain.org):
- Local 24-hour Crisis Line, (574) 294-1811 (connects to Safe Haven Women’s Shelter in Elkhart).
- Free counseling services. During business hours, you can contact the Elkhart County YWCA to access free counseling services with a Sexual Assault Therapist, Tara Tuttle, at (574) 830-5073, extension 105 extension.
- Goshen College will provide free transportation. Call Student Services at (574) 535-7200 or email the Student Service Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a ride.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 (800) 332-7385, to speak to an advocate online.
- Victim Assistance Services for the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, (574) 523-2237 has a trained advocate to help you access resources and options for response.
Address: 301 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Elkhart IN 46516.