Dating Violence

Evergreen is committed to providing on-campus security, education, training and victim services to combat violence against all persons. "Dating violence" is defined as violence committed by a person "who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim;" and "where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of …the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship" 20 U.S.C. 1152 (f)(1).

The Student Health and Counseling Center offers support and counseling for individuals who have experienced dating violence. Additionally, the Student Health Center, Office of Sexual Assault Prevention, Residential and Dining Services and Evergreen Police Department offer programs to students on issues of healthy relationships and dating.

The Student Health Center and Office of Sexual Assault Prevention do not limit services to those who are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.  Rather, they are committed to enhancing the development of students by supporting, educating and collaborating with them as they learn to make healthy choices. They are ready and able to extend services to those who are victims of dating violence.

A student victim of dating violence has the right, in addition to filing charges through the criminal justice system, to file a complaint with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student and Academic Services, relative to acts of violence toward them or another committed by Evergreen student(s).  It does not matter whether the act of violence occurred on-campus or off-campus since the college reserves the right to hold students accountable for certain types of off-campus behavior.  Disciplinary action may result if a student's behavior is found to be in violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Social Contract.

Examples of such off-campus behavior would include but not be limited to crimes of violence, sexual assault and/or alcohol or drug violations.  Dating violence is prohibited by the Student Conduct Code and the Social Contract.

Voluntary Confidential Reporting of Crimes, On Campus Locations

For those wishing to make a report of a criminal incident, whether a victim, witness or third party and made in strict confidence, the following offices will do so and discuss further options with you:

  • Student Counseling Center - (360) 867-6800
  • Student Health Center - (360) 867-6200