Title IX: REPORTING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Time of Reporting a Complaint
The Rio Hondo College District does not limit the time for filing a complaint of sexual misconduct. Due to the passage of time, the College’s ability to investigate and respond effectively may be reduced substantially; however, this will not hinder offering remedies and on-campus/off-campus services to the complainant.
Requesting Confidentiality in Connection with a Report to the College
When the College becomes aware of sexual violence, the College may have an obligation to proceed with an investigation, regardless of a complainant’s wishes, in order to ensure campus safety. You are not required to participate if you choose not to; however, this may limit the College’s ability to respond to the incident. If you request that your name or other identifying information not be used in an investigation, the College will consider your request in light of the context of its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment. In most cases, information including your name may be shared with the respondent, witnesses and with college officials who have a legitimate need to know. Beyond that, the College will take steps to protect your identity and the identity of all individuals involved.
Any Information provided to District employees may be shared with other District employees, law enforcement, and other parties consistent with law, and only on a “need to know” basis. District employees shall endeavor to honor any complainant’s or victim’s request for confidentiality; however, confidentiality cannot always be assured. The District may weigh requests for confidentiality against its duty to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the campus community.