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Report of Sexual Assault

Sept. 2, 2016

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the office of Safety and Security is giving notice of safety advice relating to reported incidents.

To: The Oberlin College Community From: Marjorie Burton, Director of Safety and Security Date: September 2, 2016

A report of sexual assault has been shared with the office of Safety and Security through the Title IX office by a College administrator who received the report from a student. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred on campus by another student, not named, in residential hall on campus after midnight on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Reports of sexual assault are shared with the Oberlin Police Department, as required by law. The information is also shared with the Oberlin Community to raise awareness of reporting options and support resources for those who have experienced sexual assault, and to provide information about an individual’s responsibility under the Oberlin Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Oberlin College Safety and Security and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion / Title IX urges anyone who believes they have experienced sexual assault to immediately seek medical assistance and/or notify law enforcement for assistance (Call 911 for emergencies or Oberlin Police Department directly at (440) 774-1061). Emergency assistance from the Lorain County Rape Crisis Center, the Nord Center Sexual Assault Care Unit, and the Lorain County Mental Health Crisis Hotline can be obtained at 1-800-888-6161.

There are also on-campus reporting options to report misconduct or violence. Information, support, and resources may be obtained from the Office of Equity Concerns / Interim Title IX Coordinator Rebecca Mosely, Cox 202, at (440) 775-8555, or via email to rmosely@oberlin.edu.

Non- consensual sexual conduct, unwelcome or inappropriate touching, and administering intoxicants (drugs or alcohol) to cloud judgment are considered violations of the Oberlin Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as violations of State law. Any Oberlin College community member who finds specific behavior hostile, offensive, or intimidating; witnesses or is subject to unwanted physical contact of any kind; or is subject to sexual conduct for which consent has not been given, can and should report that behavior immediately to Safety and Security for assistance. Safety and Security may be reached at (440) 775-8444. You are encouraged to program this 24-hour number into your cell phone.

There are also confidential resources and support available. For students, the Oberlin College Counseling Center is available at (440) 775-8470 or the office of Religious and Spiritual Life is available at (440) 775-5191. Class Deans can also be helpful for students in crisis, although they are not an emergency resource. For employees, the Lorain County Rape Crisis 24-hour hotline is 1-800-888-6161, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) number is 1-800-989-3277.

For more information on resources and procedures for addressing reports of sexual misconduct, see the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website .