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Reporting & Confidentiality

Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Emergency/Immediate Resource Options
Report an Incident
Report an Incident Anonymously
Report an Incident to Law Enforcement
Complainant Request for Confidentiality
Time Frame to file an Incident Report
Witness to Incident “SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING”
→ Amnesty for Students Who Report Sexual Misconduct
→ Bystander Intervention

Reporting a False Incident

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

The University encourages all victims/survivors to seek assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement immediately after an incident of sexual assault or violence, domestic/relationship violence. This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence, personal health and safety, and provide the option to begin a timely investigative response.

The University, will coordinate with Campus Safety and the Student Health Center, to escort you to a safe place and transport you to a hospital or a sexual assault response center for a medical examination, if needed.  The University can also connect you to a community based confidential Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate. If you would prefer not to notify the police, you are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the campus Title IX Manager who can provide you with information on your options, rights and remedies. The campus Title IX Manager is available to assist you in notifying the police, if you wish.

Assistance is available from the University 24 hours a day year-round by calling Campus Safety at (909) 448-4950.

Victims/survivors who promptly seek medical attention benefit from being examined for physical injury, receiving preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, a toxicology examination for date rape drugs, and emergency contraception. In addition, prompt reporting allows for the preservation of evidence, which will only be used if the victim/survivor decides (then or later) to press criminal charges or file civil suit.

Hospitals that treat any physical injury sustained during a sexual assault are required to report it to law enforcement. The victim/survivor may choose whether or not to speak to police at the hospital and do not need to make an immediate decision to press criminal charges. That decision can be made at a later time.

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Emergency/Immediate Resources (Including Confidential Resources):

Counseling and Psychological Services – CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING RESOURCE

  • 2215 E Street, La Verne (Corner of 2nd Street and E, North/West Corner)
  • Office Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Phone number: (909) 448-4105
  • After Hours Emergency Crisis phone number: (909) 448-4650
  • Website: https://sites.laverne.edu/caps/
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life – CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING RESOURCE

Student Health Center – 
CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING RESOURCE

  • 2147 E Street, La Verne (Corner of 2nd Street and E, South/West Corner)
  • Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Phone Number: (909) 448-4619
  • Emergency/Non-Emergency after hours, please contact Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Website: https://sites.laverne.edu/health-services/
Project Sister- 
CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING RESOURCE

24-hour Hotlines/7 days a week

Campus Safety

City of La Verne Police Department

  • Location: 2061 Third Street, La Verne, CA
  • Normal Business: (909) 596-1913
  • Non-Emergency Crimes: (909) 593-2531
  • Emergencies: 911
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

  • The emergency room at Pomona Valley Hospital is County designated SART Center. SART is a victim-sensitive program designed to provide a team approach to responding to sexual assaults. Victims/survivors may take a support person with them to the hospital.
  • 24 Hour Service
  • Location: 1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA
  • Phone Number: (909) 865-9500

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Report an Incident

Members of the University community who believe that they have been or may be the victim of sexual misconduct or who have witnessed or are aware of any incident of the sexual misconduct are encouraged to report such concerns to the Title IX Manager/Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Title IX Manager/Coordinator

Megan C Jackson
Title IX & Employee Relations Manager
Office of Human Resources – Park Campus
(909) 448-4078
title9manager@laverne.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Loretta H. Rahmani, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Affairs
Abraham Campus Center – 1st Floor
(909) 448-4053 or (909) 448-4050
lrahmani@laverne.edu
Peter Maljian 
Director of Recruitment and Retention
Office of Human Resources – Park Campus
(909) 448-4077
pmaljian@laverne.edu
Beatriz Gonzalez
Vice Provost & CDO Academic Affairs Office
Founders – Hall 106
(909) 448-4512
bgonzalez@laverne.edu

A report concerning sexual misconduct does not by itself constitute a complaint, nor does it automatically lead to the filing of a police report in connection with an incident of sexual misconduct. A report notifies the University that a violation of this policy may have occurred and allows the University to provide information, aid and assistance to the victim (including the implementation of interim remedial measures described below), to take such action as may be necessary to protect and safeguard members of the community, such as issuing a Campus Safety Alert, and to maintain statistical data regarding incidents of sexual misconduct.

A person wishing to have a report of sexual misconduct treated as a complaint will result in the University responding in the manner described below.

Submit an Incident Report*

*Incident Reports can be submitted anonymously
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Report an Incident Anonymously

Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual misconduct. An individual may report the incident without disclosing his/her name, identifying the respondent or requesting any action. Depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the University’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. Anonymous reports may be made in writing to title9manager@laverne.edu, by phone (909) 448-4078 

or

Submit an Incident Report*

*Incident Reports can be submitted anonymously
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Report an Incident to Law Enforcement

Individuals reporting criminal acts of sexual misconduct may also choose to file a report with the La Verne Police Department or any other law enforcement agency. The University system and criminal justice system work independently from one another. Individuals can file reports with the University, with law enforcement, or with both systems.

City of La Verne Police Department

  • Location: 2061 Third Street, La Verne, CA
  • Normal Business: (909) 596-1913
  • Non-Emergency Crimes: (909) 593-2531
  • Emergencies: 911

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Complainant Request for Confidentiality

A complainant may make a request for confidentiality.  This type of request means that the complainant does not want his/her identity known to the respondent or witnesses, or that the complainant wishes to withdraw a report. In these situations, the University will make all reasonable attempts to comply with this request; however, the University’s ability to investigate and respond may be limited.

The University is required by Title IX to weigh the complainant’s request for confidentiality with the University’s commitment to provide a reasonably safe and non-discriminatory environment.  If the University cannot maintain a complainant’s request for confidentiality she or he will be notified by the Title IX Coordinator. In situations where a member of the University community becomes aware of a pattern of behavior by a single respondent, the University will take appropriate action in an attempt to protect the University community.

As outlined in the Resources section of this policy, there are confidential resources on campus and in the community available to individuals not wishing to make a report to the University. Information shared with these confidential resources will not be reported to the University.

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Time Frame to file an Incident Report

The University does not limit the timeframe for filing a report of sexual misconduct. Reports can be submitted at any time following an incident, although the University’s ability to take any action may be negatively affected by the length of time between the alleged incident and the report.

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Witness to Incident “SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING”

Amnesty for Students Who Report Sexual Misconduct

The University encourages reporting incidents of sexual misconduct and seeks to remove any barriers to reporting by making the procedures for reporting transparent and straightforward. The University recognizes that an individual who has been drinking or using drugs at the time of the incident may be hesitant to make a report because of the potential disciplinary consequences for his/her/their own conduct. An individual who reports sexual misconduct, either as a complainant or a third party witness, will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University for his/her/their own personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident, provided that any such violations did not and do not place the health or safety of any other person at risk. The University may, however, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational remedies regarding alcohol or other drugs.

Bystander Intervention

The University expects all community members to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of sexual misconduct. Taking action may include direct intervention, calling law enforcement, or seeking assistance from a person in authority. Community members who choose to exercise this positive moral obligation will be supported by the University and protected from retaliation.

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Reporting a False Incident

Any person who knowingly makes a false report will be in violation of this policy and will be subject to the appropriate disciplinary process.

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