Incidents of Sexual and Relationship Misconduct are notoriously underreported on college campuses, often because the complainant does not recognize their experience as a criminal offense and/or a college policy violation or due to their lack of knowledge of and/or discomfort with campus and community resources. By seeking assistance and reporting conduct covered by this Policy, you can begin your own healing process and promote the standards of community and respect that are a part of Central College. The College encourages survivors of Sexual and Relationship Misconduct to talk to somebody about what happened – so survivors can get the support they need, and so the College can respond appropriately.
If survivors of sexual or relationship misconduct desire that details of an incident be kept confidential, they should speak with a victim counselor or campus chaplain. These resources will maintain confidentiality unless there is present or future, clear and imminent threat to the client or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information is revealed, e.g. court ordered testimony. In any situation where confidential information must be revealed, it will be done with client informed consent whenever possible. Campus counselors are available to help survivors free of charge and can be seen on an emergency basis. Off-campus victim counselors and rape crisis resources are also confidential resources. On and off-campus, emergency assistance is also available as listed below:
|On Campus||Contact person||Phone #|
|Counseling Services||Michelle Kellar
|Agency||Contact person||Phone #|
|Marion County Mental Health Centers:
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
|Capstone - Newton||641-792-4012|
|Capstone – Knoxville||641-842-4925|
|Crisis Intervention Services (Crisis Line)||1-800-270-1620 or 641-673-5499|
It must be noted that sharing an incident only with a confidential resource does not constitute making an official report. The College is not able to investigate or follow up unless or until the incident is reported to the Title IX Coordinator or a responsible employee, or when law enforcement informs the College about a report.