Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed
This guide is intended to be a primary resource for any Reed staff or faculty member who receives a report of a sexual assault involving a Reed student.
This guide should be followed and completed for any report of a sexual assault involving a Reed student and the Reporting Student Follow Up section at the end of this document should be completed.
However, this guide on its own is not a comprehensive resource document and does not take the place of processes, checklists, and other guidelines specific to defined areas of the college, such as the dean’s office, the Health & Counseling Center, community safety, residence life, or others. Several complimentary resources are referenced in this guide and the staff or faculty receiving a report of a sexual assault should access and use the specific resources appropriate to each specific situation.
The college’s primary goal is to prevent all forms of sexual assault. However, if an assault occurs, our first priority is to provide prompt, effective, sensitive assistance to students who report having survived a sexual assault, and to protect other members of the community from harm. In responding to a report of sexual assault, the college will strive to empower the student reporting an assault by allowing her or him as much control over decisions about notification, medical or other treatment, filing of criminal charges, and other matters as the law, Reed policy, and individual circumstances allow.
If you are a staff member and a student comes to you to report an incident of sexual assault, this response checklist can help you to ask for appropriate information from the student. The guide includes the following sections:
- General Information
- Confidentiality Disclosure
- Age and Mandatory Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Student’s Immediate Safety
- Community’s Immediate Safety
- Medical Care
- Psychological Support
- Reporting Student Follow Up