Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness

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Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Assault & Misconduct

Members of the Kishwaukee College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from gender-based or sexual misconduct, as well as from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. College procedures pertaining to gender-based or sexual misconduct are contained in the Student Code of Conduct located in the College Catalog and the Director of Student Success office.

The College’s first concern for an individual who has been the target of any act of gender-based or other sexual misconduct is that person’s safety and well-being. Confidential resources are available to provide support services to victims. It is recommended that a confidential resource be consulted before making a formal report.

Community Resources

Be An Active Bystander

Bystander intervention can prevent violence. Step Up. Be proactive. Watch out for your friends and classmates. If you come across someone who looks like they are in trouble, check in with them and make sure they are OK. If you see someone doing something suspicious, say something. Three common ways to intervene:

  • Direct approach — If you feel comfortable, make your presence known. “Hey, I’m concerned for your safety, do you need help?” or “Hey are you okay?” or “You know what? It’s time for us to go.”
  • Distracting approach — Make something up to either get the person to safety such as, “Your sister is on the phone for you.” Or to get the aggressor to leave the situation, try, “Hey, buddy your car is being towed,” or “I dropped my phone, can you help me move this couch?”
  • Delegation approach — Locate the person’s friends or the police to have them intervene. Ask for others to take certain actions. For example, ask them not to leave the person out of their sight.

How can I reduce my risk of sexual assault?

Contact Us

Executive Director, Human ResourcesTitle IX CoordinatorP815-825-9324OC1262
Vice President, Student ServicesTitle IX CoordinatorP815-825-9807OC2165

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