Title IX

Title IX

Kettering College Gender Related Violence and Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide

At Kettering College, we affirm the worth and dignity of every person. To introduce you to our campus culture, we’ve created a resource guide that defines misconduct and points you to local resources.

What is sexual misconduct?

“Sexual misconduct” is an umbrella term covering sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Sexual discrimination

Sex discrimination is a serious offense and it includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. This type of conduct may be defined as an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship or to subject an individual to an unwanted sexual relationship, whatever form it may take. It may include but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone in the work or educational setting.

What does harassment look like? Harassment includes but is not limited to these examples:

  • Nicknames, derogatory comments, or slurs of a sexual nature
  • Impeding or blocking movements interfering physically with normal work
  • Sending sexually explicit text messages or emails
  • Commenting on a person’s body, gender, sexual relationships or sexual activities

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a serious form of prohibited sexual harassment. Sexual violence includes physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity or because of his or her youth.

What does sexual violence look like? Violence includes but is not limited to these examples:

  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Unwelcome sexual contact that is committed by force, threat or intimidation
  • Disseminating sexual pictures or videos of another person without consent
  • Use of a “date rape drug” to effect sexual intercourse or some other form of sexual contact with a person.

What to say when someone discloses…

Most victims/survivors don’t use terms like “rape” or “sexual assault.” They might say “something happened,” or describe a situation where consent was not present and express confusion. The confidential contacts or Title IX Coordinator can help these students sort out their feelings and options. If the student wishes to make a police report, the security department can help facilitate contact with the Kettering Police department.

What to say to a victim/survivor…

  • “I believe you”
  • “It’s not your fault”
  • “I’m glad you told me”
  • “I’d like to help – Can I contact a confidential resource or Title IX coordinator for you or with you?”

Faculty and Staff (all faculty and staff are considered responsible employees and therefore required to report to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator)

  • Believe a student when she or he discloses any kind of violence to you.
  • Do not press for details. It is not your job to investigate.
  • Never make choices for the student. It is the student’s decision whether or not to make a police report, tell parents, or go to a clinic for care. However, there may be times when the Title IX coordinator and/or Deputy Coordinator must contact local police in the interest of campus safety.
  • Check the College policy to determine the next steps.

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Contact Us

Title IX Coordinator
Laura Kosch

Phone: 937-395-8601 x55646

Confidential Contacts (not required to report)

Steve Carlson
Phone: 937-479-1317

Sharne Lazarus

Extension: 57033


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