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Risk Reduction
Risk reduction consists of options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction and to increase empowerment for victims to promote safety and responsibility and to help individuals, students, employees, and the college community address conditions that facilitate violence.
Procedure for Reports of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking Written information provided to victims including:
1. The preservation of evidence to assist in proving the alleged criminal offense or obtaining a protective order
2. How and to whom an alleged offense will be reported
3. Options for the involvement of law enforcement and campus authorities
4. The victim’s rights and institution’s responsibilities for orders of protection
5. All the services available to victims including counseling, health, mental health, victim
advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration services, etc.
6. Options for, and available assistance in, changing academic, living, transportation, and
working situations, regardless of whether the victim reports the crime to law enforcement
or not
7. Explanation of rights and options
Procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
• Students:
o 7.P.75StudentConductCode—DisciplineProceduresforCasesInvolving
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct—Supplemental Sexual Misconduct Procedures
(WAC 495D-121-460).
o 7.P.77StudentConductCode—DisciplineProceduresforCasesInvolving
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct—Supplemental Definitions (WAC 495D-121-
o 7.P.79StudentConductCode—DisciplineProceduresforCasesInvolving
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct—Supplemental Complaint Process (WAC
o 7.P.81StudentConductCode—DisciplineProceduresforCasesInvolving
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct—Supplemental Appeal Rights (WAC 495D-
121-490). • Employees:
o 2.P.17TitleIXPolicyandGrievanceProcedure-DiscriminationandHarassment Conflicts of Interest and Abuses of Power:
Sexual or Romantic Relationships with Students, Employees, or Members of the Campus Community
2.P .18
There is an inherent inequality in relationships between students and those college employees with a professional responsibility to teach, advise, counsel or otherwise facilitate students in their academic careers. Consequently, the ability of students to genuinely consent to the romantic or sexual advances of such college personnel must be considered questionable. Such relationships may also create an appearance of favoritism in the eyes of third parties which may contribute to the creation of a hostile educational environment. There is a similar inherent inequality between supervisors and administrators and those college employees whom they supervise when the supervisor or administrator has the ability to affect the employees’ career advancement, pay, job assignments, or other terms and conditions of employment. Such

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