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Sexual Misconduct, Prevention, & Reporting

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  

WSC Title IX Policy
WSC Sexual Violence Prevention Program

What is Considered Sexual Misconduct Under Title IX?

It is not your responsibility to determine whether an incident qualities as a Title IX case. If you witness or hear any of the following you should immediately file a Title IX complaint:
  • Sexual Assault
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Acts
  • Relationship Violence
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Hostile Environment
  • Bullying and Cyber Bullying
  • Gender Stereotyping
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Date Rape
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Quid Quo Pro - Requests or demands a sexual act in return for giving the person something. For example: promotion or raise that is contingent upon a sexual favor

What Can I Do?

Do not ignore it. Address unwanted contact or discrimination immediately. 
Say no or intervene. Tell the person that the conduct is unwelcome. Tell them to stop, if comfortable with doing so. Intervene and ask one of the parties if they need a ride.
Tell someone. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member, report immediately. If you prefer to speak confidentially go to the WSC Counseling in Stevens Hall. 
Not sure if it is an issue? Report all potential concerns of sexual misconduct and/or discrimination.  

Why Should I Report?

WSC is committed to providing a welcoming educational environment free from all types of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Awareness of these types of incidents allows the College to promptly respond to eliminate the behavior, prevent its recurrence, address its effects and inform you of available services.

What Kinds of Reports are Accepted?

Formal Report: A formal report is an official means for WSC students and employees to notify the institution of sexual misconduct and/or discriminatory behaviors. You should file a report even if you were not directly involved in the incident but witnesses/heard about the incident.   

Anonymous Report: Anonymous reports are accepted under Title IX; however, the ability of WSC to investigate and resolve anonymous reports will be limited if the information contained in the anonymous report cannot be verified by independent facts. When in doubt, please call, stop by, or email.   

How Do I File a Report?

You can submit the report in variety of ways:

Local Services

Local Services
WSC Counseling | Stevens Hall, 130

WSC Campus Security | On-Site Campus Security

Williston Police Department | 223 E Broadway #201
911 (emergency)
701.577.1212 (non-emergency)
CHI St. Alexius Health - Williston Medical Center, 24/7 | 1301 15th Ave West
Northwest Human Service Center | 316 2nd Ave West 
Mental health agency in Williston
FirstLink National Hotline | 24/7 located out of Fargo, ND
Free listening, support, and suicide prevention. WSC Counseling phone forwards to this number after hours, on holidays, and weekends.
1.800.273.TALK (8255)  
Family Crisis Shelter Program | 723 Main St
Domestic Abuse Treatment Center in Williston
701.572.0757 (Preferred call first)
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) - CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center | 1301 15th Avenue West

Great Plain's Women's Health | 1700 11th St. W.

Trinity Community Clinic | 1321 W Dakota Pkwy

WSC Title IX Contacts

Michelle Remus | Title IX Coordinator
Stevens Hall, 202A
p. 701.774.4204

Dr. Kim Weismann | Professor of Communication
Stevens Hall, 115B
p. 701.774.4503
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