If You Have Experienced Sexual Harassment or Discrimination

Your Options

If you have experienced unwanted behaviors, you have choices on what to do. Reporting provides you with the opportunity to receive Supportive Measures, described below. What happens next is your choice:

  • No resolution option: You have the choice not to move forward with any option. Note that if you do not want resolution, you can still be connected to resources, and you can still be provided with Supportive Measures from the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Informal Resolution Option: If both parties agree, informal resolution may occur under appropriate circumstances. Informal resolutions may be guided conversations, mediation facilitated by a trained mediator, and/or voluntary alterations to either or both party’s work or class schedules, on-campus activities, or student housing arrangements.
  • Formal Resolution: Formal Resolution includes an investigation by an impartial and unbiased investigator. The Investigator will create a report of the investigation findings, and a live hearing will take place to determine disciplinary actions.
  • Legal Resolution: Individuals are welcome to pursue a legal resolution with the police jurisdiction in conjunction with any Evergreen process, or without an Evergreen process.

Resources

There are two types of resources individuals can utilize: confidential and private. Confidential resources are not mandated to report any notification to the Title IX Office, and may be used for emotional support and assistance. Private resources are individuals, both on and off campus, that can be used for emotional support, discuss resolution options, and to assist you in getting support. Private resources must report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. Note that reporting to a Title IX Coordinator does not mean you must go through a resolution process.

Confidential Resources

  • Student Wellness Services (Olympia Campus) Seminar Building 1, 2100 studentwellnessservices@evergreen.edu 360-867-6200
  • Assistant Director for Spirituality and Meaning Making, Student Activities (Olympia Campus) Campus Activities Building 3rd Floor bennettm@evergreen.edu 360-867-6220
  • Safe Place Olympia (Off-Campus) 314 Legion Way, Olympia, WA 98501 24 Hour Helpline: 360-754-6300 Office: 360-786-8754
  • Rebuilding Hope Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County (Off-Campus) 24 Hour Helpline: 253-474-7273 Office: 253-597-6424
  • Washington State Employee Assistance Program (Off-Campus) 1222 State Ave NE, Ste. 201, Olympia, WA 98504 360-407-9490 

Private Resources

  • Employees at Evergreen (Olympia and Tacoma Campus) All employees of Evergreen, with the exception of those mentioned above and temporary hourly employees, are considered Responsible Employees. All Responsible Employees have a mandatory duty to immediately report knowledge they have of any behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment or retaliation.
  • Title IX Coordinator (Olympia and Tacoma Campus) Library Building 3216 titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu 360-867-5224
  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (Olympia Campus) Library Building 3102 mastinl@evergreen.edu 360-867-5371
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities (Olympia Campus) Library Building 3009 studentconduct@evergreen.edu 360-867-6298
  • Police Services (Olympia Campus) Seminar 1 Building, 2150 Non-Emergency: 360-867-6832 Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Thurston County Sheriff (Off-Campus) 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 Office: 360-786-5500 
  • Pierce County Police (Off-Campus) 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, WA 98402 Office: 253-798-4721 

Formal Complaints

Anyone who would like to move forward with a resolution option (either formal or informal) must submit a Formal Complaint. A Formal Complaint can be submitted to either the Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, or the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer.

Formal Complaints can be received either through verbal communication, an email, or through the online Title IX form.

Support Available

Persons who are going through a Title IX process can work with the Title IX Coordinator to receive Supportive Measures. A Formal Complaint or a resolution process is not needed in order for supportive measures to be initiated.

Supportive Measures are meant to allow persons access to their educational program or activity or work, minimizing harm and focused on safety. Supportive Measures can be different for every individual person based on their own needs, but may include some of the following:

  • Adjustments to class or work schedule
  • Coordination of schedules for common and shared spaces
  • No fault No Contact Orders
  • Academic adjustments
  • Student housing adjustments
  • Safety escorts and patrols

Individuals interested in receiving Supportive Measures must contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu.