How to Report
Oxy encourages everyone to report all forms of sexual misconduct to the College and/or to the police. Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened – in person, by phone, in writing, or by email or text.
Is this an emergency? Police and other emergency reporting options are here.
When you tell any faculty, staff, administrator or residence hall staff what happened, they are required to notify the Title IX coordinator. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that an disciplinary proceedings will be launched immediately without conferring with you, or that the respondent will be contacted. When you come forward, you don’t have to know how you want to proceed or even how to label what happened. You have the right to an advisor of your choice to support and accompany you through every step of the process. The Title IX Office will make sure you have access to the support and services you need and that you know all your options. Find a list of on-campus reporting options here.
If you’re not sure you’re ready to file a formal report, consider contacting a confidential resource (Find a list of confidential options here). Confidential resources will not reveal what you tell them to anyone – not the police, not the Title IX Office – without your consent. They also can provide you with support and link you to services.
Please know that:
- Oxy’s sexual assault policy applies to everyone – students, faculty, staff, administrators, and campus visitors.
- It’s never too late to report sexual assault.
- Your information will be kept private. Only people who have a direct need to know to address the case and resolve it will have access to your information.
- Retaliation against anyone who makes a report, cooperates with an investigation, or participates in the disciplinary process is a violation of College policy.
When You’re Ready to Report
You can report instances of sexual harassment and sexual assault to any staff, administrator, faculty, or student residence hall staff member in person, by phone, in writing, or by email.
When you make a report to one of these individuals, they must notify the Title IX coordinator. The Title IX coordinator will reach out to you to offer measures and services Oxy has available to support you – including counseling, stay-away orders, and other accommodations -- as well as inform you of the steps the College can take to address your situation and prevent it from happening again.
How the Process Works
The Title IX coordinator or a member of the Title IX team will meet with you to conduct what’s called an initial assessment interview to understand what happened and how you want to proceed, including the option of filing a police report. You have a right to an advisor of your choice – a member of the Oxy community, a family member, or an attorney – to support you and accompany you through every step of the process, including the initial assessment interview. A disciplinary action may be started depending on a variety of factors, including whether you want to pursue such and the nature of the allegations.
The formal process starts with an investigation. During an investigation an investigator(s) will interview witnesses and gather all available information. You will have the opportunity to review your interview summary and submit any corrections or other comments. You also will have the opportunity to review a preliminary report that includes all of the information that will be considered prior to a finding on whether the policy was violated. After the parties review and comment on the prelimary report, the investigator(s) will issue a final report. That report will have a finding about whether the policy was violated.
Both parties have the right to appeal on two grounds: a procedural error occurred that significantly affected the outcome of the hearing, or new evidence has come to light that could substantially impact the outcome. Any decision by appellate review is final.
Any student found responsible for sexual assault may receive a sanction ranging from suspension to expulsion.
For Emergencies: 911
For concerning situations
Call dispatch at (877) ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
LAPD Northeast Division
3353 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Front desk phone number: (323) 344-5701
Occidental is located in Northeast Division.
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center*
438 W. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel 91776
Provides medical treatment and forensic exams; closest facility to campus.
LA County/USC Medical Center*
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Provides medical treatment and forensic exams.
Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center*
Provides comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims, including 24-hour emergency medical care and forensic services, counseling and psychotherapy, advocacy, and accompaniment services.
(310) 319-4000 Ext. 3
*A Los Angeles County designated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Center.
To file a formal report with the College, contact the Office of Title IX.
Title IX Coordinator Ruth Jones
Available on weekdays during regular office hours to coordinate a fair and equitable response to reports of sexual misconduct.
firstname.lastname@example.org; (323) 259-1338
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Jacalyn Feigelman (HR)
Director of Human Resources
Available on weekdays during regular office hours
email@example.com; (323) 259-2614
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Alison Haehnel (Athletics)
Available on weekdays during regular office hours
firstname.lastname@example.org; (323) 259-2632
Available as a first option to report an incident of sexual violence or intimate partner violence. Also provides an escort service on campus to any student and can reach the Dean on Duty at any time. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(323) 259-2511 (emergency line), or dial 5 from any campus phone.
Dean of Students Office/Dean on Duty
Can provide reasonable accommodations for housing, academic flexibility and no contact letters. Available on weekdays during regular office hours. Access to Dean on Duty 24 hours a day by calling Campus Safety at (323) 259-2599.
Office: AGC #111 and #112 (Ground floor, north side)
Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence. An individual may report the incident without disclosing his/her name, identifying the respondent or requesting any action. Depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the College’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Anonymous Reporting Form can be found here.
The Title IX Coordinator will receive the anonymous report and will determine any appropriate steps, including individual or community remedies as appropriate, and in consultation with the Director of Campus Safety, compliance with all Clery Act obligations.
Occidental Survivor Advocate Marianne Frapwell
Accessible 24 hours a day to provide confidential crisis support and access to resource options. Can accompany survivors to a rape treatment center or medical services.
Oxy 24/7 Confidential Hotline
A confidential 24-hour crisis line; can access the Survivor Advocate after hours or on weekends.
Oxy Assault Advocacy and Case Management (OAACM)
OAACM provides a comprehensive and confidential support system to survivors that includes advocacy, counseling, and medical services, as well as information about forensic exams, housing and academic accommodations. Team members include Marianne Frapwell (Survivor Advocate,) Dr. Jenny Heetderks (Emmons Psychologist) and Ann Martella (Emmons Lead Physicians Assistant.) Note: Medical providers, including Ann Martella, who treat a physical injury resulting from an assault, physical or sexual, are required by state law to report the assault to police.
Emmons Student Wellness Center
Provides confidential psychological counseling.
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
Provides spiritual guidance; ordained clergy can provide confidential support.