There are multiple channels for reporting Prohibited Conduct. A Complainant may choose to report to the University, to law enforcement, to both, or to neither. These reporting options are not exclusive. Complainants may simultaneously pursue criminal action and University administrative disciplinary action. The University will support Complainants in understanding, assessing and pursuing these options. In addition, a Complainant may choose to make a confidential report to a Confidential Reporting Resource which is not shared with other University personnel or law enforcement.
Reporting such information to the Title IX Manager provides the University with the best opportunity to offer appropriate support, resources and interim measures to assist a Complainant, assess any health or safety risk posed by the alleged Prohibited Conduct, take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what occurred, and take prompt and effective action to end any Prohibited Conduct, remedy its effects, and prevent its recurrence. Reporting all disclosures, reports or other known information about alleged Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Manager also allows the University to meet its state and federal obligations and to maintain an environment free from harassment and discrimination.
Complainants have the right to notify or decline to notify law enforcement, and are not required to report to law enforcement in order to receive assistance from, or pursue any options with, the University or community resources. Likewise, Complainants are not required to notify University authorities in order to report such matters to law enforcement and/or receive outside resources. The University will comply with a Complainant’s request for assistance in notifying local law enforcement and/or proper University authorities.
The following options are available to Complainants:
- Notify local law enforcement agencies;
- Notify designated University authorities and allow them to assist with notifying law enforcement;
- Notify designated University authorities and decline to involve local law enforcement;
- Decline to notify local law enforcement AND University authorities.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
Complainants may report Prohibited Conduct immediately to local law enforcement by contacting:
- 911 (for emergencies)
- La Verne Police Department (909) 596-1913 (for non-emergencies)
Police have unique legal authority, including the power to seek and execute search warrants, collect forensic evidence, make arrests, and assist in seeking Emergency Protective Orders. Preservation of evidence may assist in proving that a criminal offense occurred, or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order.
Although a police report may be made at any time, Complainants should be aware that a statute of limitations may apply to certain law violations. The University will assist Complainants in notifying law enforcement if they choose to do so.
Reporting to the University
Complainants may report Prohibited Conduct to the University by contacting:
- University’s Title IX Manager or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- Campus Safety 909-448-4950
- Local law enforcement and allowing them to assist with notifying University authorities
- Complaints may also be made using the online report form. Complaints filed using this form will go to the Title IX Manager and/or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Complainants are encouraged to report any violation of this policy to the University’s Title IX Manger or any Deputy Title IX Coordinatorby telephone, email, or in person during regular office hours at their respective locations, email addresses and/or phone numbers. Reports may be filled out using the online report form.
Upon receipt of a report of Prohibited Conduct, the Title IX Manager or designee will conduct an initial assessment, and will provide the Complainant, if known, with information about resources and options, offer interim measures, and take appropriate action to resolve the reported incident as promptly and equitably as possible. The Title IX Manager or designee will also take interim measures to protect the safety of the Complainant and/or University community as requested or deemed necessary.
Anonymous Reporting to the University
.Anonymous reports may be filled out using the online report form. This system will notify users (before they enter information) that all information provided will be reported to the University for action in accordance with this Policy, and users can provide as much or as little information as they choose.
An anonymous report will be evaluated in the same manner as a report with an identified Complainant. Once an anonymous report is submitted, it will be directed to the University’s Title IX Manager, who will review the information provided and determine whether further action is necessary in order to protect the health and safety of affected individuals and the University community. Consistent with the provisions of the Policy and the applicable complaint and investigative procedures, the University will respond to any report, including anonymous reports, with an initial assessment and threat assessment to determine available steps based on the nature and circumstances of any known information.
There is no time limit for reporting Prohibited Conduct to the University under this policy; however, the University’s ability to respond may diminish over time, as evidence may erode, memories may fade, and Respondents may no longer be affiliated with the University.
If the Respondent is no longer a Student or an Employee, the University will provide reasonably appropriate remedial measures, assist the Complainant in identifying external reporting options, and take reasonable steps to eliminate Prohibited Conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. In addition, even if the Respondent is no longer a Student or Employee, the University may still conduct an investigation into allegations of Prohibited Conduct.