- Confidentiality of Complaints and Reports
- Parties in these processes, including the Complainant, the individual accused of a Policy Violation (“Respondent”), and witnesses, have privacy rights and reasonable expectations of confidentiality in the investigation of matters subject to this procedure. In addition, the integrity of the process depends on ensuring reasonable expectations of confidentiality. The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team Members will keep confidential the complaint, report, witness statements, and any other information provided by the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses and will disclose this information only to the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses, as necessary to give fair notice of the allegations and to conduct the investigation; to law enforcement consistent with state and federal law; to other College officials as necessary for coordinating interim measures or for health, welfare, and safety reasons, and to government agencies who review the College’s compliance with federal law. The investigation report and any written decision from a Discrimination Grievance Policy will be disclosed only to the Complainant, Respondent, Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Team Members, Discipline Authority as necessary, and College officials as necessary to prepare for subsequent proceedings (e.g., College President and College Legal Counsel). Members of the Discrimination Grievance Policy Committee have the same strict obligations to keep all information they learn confidential, subject to the limited exception when necessary to protect health, welfare or safety. Information about complaints and reports, absent personally identifiable information, may be reported to College officials and external entities for statistical and analysis purposes pursuant to federal and state law and College policy.
- Anonymous and Third Party Reporting
- The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team Members accept anonymous and third-party reports of conduct alleged to violate this Policy and will follow up on such reports. The individual making the report (Reporter) is encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible to allow the Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team Members to investigate and respond as appropriate. The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team Members may be limited in the ability to investigate an anonymous report unless sufficient information is furnished to enable the Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team Members to conduct a meaningful and fair investigation.
- Official Reporting
- While we recognize that a report may emerge through many sources, we encourage those who experience sexual harassment and sexual misconduct to report directly to the Norfolk Police Department (911), Sioux City Night Patrol (402) 841-5163, Title IX Coordinator, or a member of the Title IX Team.
- The College encourages students and staff to immediately consult with or report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Title IX Team Members.
Title IX Team Members
Students may also report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to any college administrator, official or staff member, who is then responsible for promptly notifying any of the above Title IX Team Members or Title IX Coordinator of the reported incident.
Bright Horizons Campus Advocate
Hours: Tuesdays from 11-1 and Thursdays from 1-3
Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (800) 421-3481 to complain of sex discrimination or sexual harassment including sexual violence.
- If you need immediate confidential counseling, Bright Horizons provides confidential rape crisis counseling to men and women, 24 hours a day, at (877) 379-3798.
- Northeast Community College offers free confidential counseling during office hours Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Stephanie Brundieck LCSW
College Welcome Center 1234
Benjamin Ave, Norfolk NE 68702
- Faith Regional Health Services provides part-time, free health services for students on the Norfolk campus. When classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, the hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Faith Regional Health Services/ Hospital (402) 371-4880
Krystal Preister, R.N.
Student Center 216 801 Benjamin Ave, Norfolk NE 68702