Confidentiality

Everett Community College is committed to ensuring that you have a safe and welcoming environment to learn, live, and work.  If something has happened or is happening that has jeopardized this, we want to know.  We want to know because we want to get you connected to resources, stop it from continuing, and prevent it from occurring again.  

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is one of the first things many people ask about when reporting sexual violence or other forms of discrimination.  It is important for you to know that the college will seek to protect your privacy, and that of any other involved party, to the full extent possible, consistent with our legal obligation to investigate, take appropriate remedial action, and comply with federal and local regulations.  What this means is that the information you report will only be shared with those who need to know in order to protect your safety and the safety of the Everett Community College community.  

You are welcome to ask the Title IX Coordinator any questions you have at any time, including before you.  This includes questions about what the college would be required to investigate, what would happen if you agreed to an investigation and later changed your mind, if you do not want the person who abused you to know your name, and so on.  

Request for Permission

Prior to taking action, the Title IX Coordinator will ask your permission to conduct a campus investigation of reported sexual violence (sexual assault, rape, stalking).  Before doing so, the Title IX Coordinator will explain the investigation process and the options available to you (such as if your name can remain confidential, etc.) before taking any action.