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Title IX

What to Do If You Experience Sexual Misconduct and Resources Available

Remember it is not your fault.

  • If an act of sexual misconduct occurs, you are likely to have many concerns, including physical health and safety, emotional and mental well-being, medical issues such as sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and, for some, interpersonal relationships. Another common concern may be understanding the disciplinary or legal options for responding to the act.
  • With respect to your response, it is most important to do what is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to respond to an act of sexual misconduct. Friends, loved ones, and family members often have strong feelings about what you should do. Each person needs to make the decisions that are best for themselves.
  • Get to a safe place. After experiencing a traumatizing event such as sexual assault, it can be important to find a place where you feel comfortable and safe from harm. This location could be: Your room, a friend's room, a local hospital or a Police station.

Confidential Resources

Behavior that is impermissible under these procedures should be reported. If a Complainant would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the Complainant may speak with an internal or external confidential resource. These individuals are not required to report incidents to College officials or outside agencies. They can support a student in filing formal reports if requested.

We encourage all such individuals, regardless of whether they make a report formally to the College to obtain support from Confidential Resources, listed below. They can help individuals to obtain resources, provide emotional support, and plan for safety. Individuals who are unsure of whether to report the incident, will find that these confidential services can help to explain options and decide the best course of action.

College Confidential Resources - Students

Any student who has experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at any time, on or off campus, past or present, is encouraged to use these support services. If a Complainant would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, such complaints may be made to any of the following Confidential Resources:

Counseling Center (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.):
Stephanie Brundieck, LCSW
(402) 844-7277
stephanie@northeast.edu
Norfolk Campus
Union 73 Building
801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701

Faith Regional Health Services provides part-time, free health services for students on the Norfolk campus. During the 2020-2021 academic year, due to COVID-19, students can be served via appointment only by calling (402) 844-7176. No walk-in visits are permitted at this time. All students will need to show their ID card at the time of services. Student Health is closed during weekends, holidays, and breaks. If the on-campus nurse is not available, students can be seen at the off-campus location.

Bright Horizons Campus Advocate
Kenzie Pasold
(402) 379-2026
kenzie@brighthorizons.org
Norfolk Campus
Union 73 Building
801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701

Non-College Confidential Resources - Students

  • Faith Regional Health Services/Hospital (402) 371-4880 (Norfolk)
  • Franciscan Healthcare (402) 372-2404 (West Point)
  • Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital (402) 336-2611 (O’Neill)
  • MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center (712) 279-2010 (Sioux City)
  • UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center (712) 279-3500 (Sioux City)
  • Bright Horizons- Resources for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (877) 379-3798
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE
  • Local clergy and attorneys are also included as confidential resources

Off-Campus Confidential Resources - Employees

  • BestCare Employee Assistance Program (800) 801-4182
  • Faith Regional Health Services/ Hospital (402) 371-4880
  • Franciscan Healthcare (402) 372-2404 (West Point)
  • Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital (402) 336-2611 (O’Neill)
  • MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center (712) 279-2010 (Sioux City)
  • UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center (712) 279-3500 (Sioux City)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE
  • Bright Horizons- Resources for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (877) 379-3798
  • Local clergy and attorneys are also included as confidential resources

All of the above-listed individuals will maintain confidentiality when acting under the scope of their licensure, professional ethics, and/or professional credentials, except in extreme cases of immediacy of threat or danger or abuse of a minor/elder/individual with a disability, or when required to disclose by law or court order. The College employees who are confidential will timely submit anonymous statistical information for Clery Act purposes unless they believe it would be harmful to their client or patient.

Non-Confidential Resources

Reports or Complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) to any of the following:

Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Dvorak, (402) 844-7046, complianceofficer@northeast.edu

Norfolk Campus
Lifelong Learning Center, Suite 100
801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701
complianceofficer@northeast.edu

The College has determined that the following administrators are Officials with Authority to address and correct harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. In addition to the Title IX Team members listed above, these Officials with Authority listed below may also accept notice or complaints on behalf of the College. Officials with Authority are:

  • Vice President of Educational Services
  • Vice President of Administrative Services and General Counsel
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • Vice President of Technology Services
  • Associate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Development & External Affairs
  • Athletic Director
  • Dean of Students
  • Dean of Student Success
  • Dean of Workforce Development – South Sioux City
  • Director of Extended Campus – West Point
  • Director of Extended Campus – O’Neill
  • Director of Advising Services
  • Director of Safety & Emergency Preparedness
  • Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct
  • Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Campus Security: (402) 841-5163 (available 24/7/365)
  • Local Law Enforcement: Norfolk Police Department, call 911

Criminal Reporting

Please remember that if someone is in immediate danger or needs immediate medical attention, the first place to report is 911. You may also report to Campus Security at (402) 841-5163, on the Norfolk campus. Some forms of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation may also be crimes. For example, sexual assault, stalking, and rape are crimes. Criminal reports should be made to law enforcement, even if it is uncertain whether the particular conduct is a crime. Calling local law enforcement can help you to: obtain emergency and nonemergency medical care; get immediate law enforcement response for your protection; understand how to provide assistance in a situation that may escalate to more severe criminal behavior; arrange a meeting with victim advocate services; find counseling and support; initiate a criminal investigation; and answer questions about the criminal process.

In order to preserve any physical evidence of a sexual offense, victims of sexual assault are urged not to bathe, shower, use a douche or change clothing. Such victims should go immediately to a medical facility of their choice to receive medical treatment if needed and to ensure that the appropriate examinations are conducted to collect the necessary physical evidence of the assault. The cost of medical treatment or examination of the victim of a sexual assault for physical evidence shall be charged to the State of Nebraska. Medical providers will not submit to a patient or their insurance for any cost associated with such an examination.