Office of Sexual Violence Prevention (OSVP)
If you need emergency assistance, dial 911 or contact Police Services at 360-867-6140.
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention (OSVP) offers a confidential starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and related concerns. OSVP offers a place to discuss experiences and receive support.
Evergreen has prepared a guide for students, titled Campus Response to Sexual Misconduct—Knowing Your Rights and Options (PDF).
Some of the services include:
- Information about reporting procedures and what to expect
- Accompaniment to campus appointments associated with reporting or resources
- Counseling and referrals
- Assistance in accessing community resources, including legal and medical advocacy
- Services specific to traditionally under-served groups
- Education and prevention programs designed to increase awareness and reduce risk
OSVP is committed to being a culturally competent space and provides services sensitive to the unique needs of all students particularly those whom are members of groups disproportionately affected by sexual violence.
OSVP collaborates with community agencies and student activities groups to provide advocacy and services relevant to each individual.
If you would like to request an educational program from the Office, please contact the Coordinator at (360) 867-5221.
Campus Security Act:
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention is mandated by federal law to report information about campus assault that does not identify the survivor, but which must be reported for statistical purposes (according to the Jeanne Clery Act sometimes known as the Campus Security Act).
This law also requires that campuses post crime statistics annually. For more about a Student's Right to Know, and to see Evergreen's Campus Crime Statistics.
Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights:
The United States Congress enacted the "Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights" in 1992 as a part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Public Law: 102-325, section 486(c)).
This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights.
It also requires the school to notify victims of their option to report their assault to the proper law enforcement authorities. Complaints about schools that have failed to comply with this law should be made with the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information about this Act, you may visit the Clery Center's website, where advocacy information such as the Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights is also available.
Title IX: Know Your Rights:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. [U.S Dept. of Education, OCR]
For more information on Title IX, and if you want to learn more about your rights, if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or email@example.com.
If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, The Evergreen State College has designated a Title IX Coordinator, responsible for coordinating Evergreen's Title IX compliance. The Title IX coordinator is Holly Joseph. Holly is available at 360-867-6368 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.