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Title IX

Privacy and Confidentiality

Protection and Privacy

Edmonds Community College and the Title IX investigation team works to ensure your privacy and confidentiality is maintained as governed by the law.

Title IX law states that the college is to take immediate action when a complaint is made into both investigation of the case as well as to protect the complainant. Edmonds Community College and the Title IX team will meet with each individual to determine necessary protective steps needed.

Common fears when reporting

Remaining Anonymous

It can often feel uncomfortable to submit your name on a report or filed complaint. Edmonds Community College works to maintain confidentiality and privacy in all Title IX reports and to protect the complainant and/or reporter. Although there are degrees in which EdCC can maintain the anonymity of one's name, it is important to provide contact information when reporting so that an immediate and thorough investigation of the incident may occur.

Unsure that resolution will take place

It is common to fear filing a complaint because of the concern that no action or resolution will take place. However, the law requires the college to take immediate action and see the case through to resolution.

Safety for attending class, program activity, or scheduled work

When reporting a Title IX incident fear of returning to the location or seeing the perpetrator again can cause fear and anxiety. It is the law and commitment of the college to create a safe environment and to take necessary actions in order to ensure that each person has access to education and the workplace.

Retaliation

It is not unusual to wonder what actions the perpetrator may take once they have learned a complaint has been filed against them. According to Title IX law, it is illegal for a person to retaliate in any form due to a reported and filed complaint. If retaliation takes place, it is the college's responsibility to take immediate action to stop the action(s).