Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will not tolerate the commission of sexual offenses by or against students, faculty, and/or staff on or at any College campus, centers, facilities and/or activities. It is the policy at SWCC to provide education to help prevent sexual offenses, facilitate the reporting of and provide information on counseling concerning sexual offenses, and, when appropriate, investigate and take disciplinary actions regarding sexual offenses.
If a Sexual Assault Occurs
If a sexual assault occurs, the victim should immediately relocate themselves to a place of safety and contact the appropriate SWCC employee or local law enforcement agency. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation for proof of a criminal offense. It is extremely important to report the incident in a timely manner. Victims are encouraged to immediately visit the local emergency room for evidence collection. Victims should also preserve all forms of evidence; thus, it is suggested that victims not change clothing, shower, or use the toilet prior to obtaining a medical exam.
Southwestern Community College personnel will assist the victim in notifying local law enforcement authorities, if the victim requests assistance from the college employee(s). Calling the police or reporting a sexual assault to a college staff member does not commit a victim to pressing charges against the assailant. The choice to pursue charges may be made at a later date.
Reports of a sexual offense should be made to any of the following individuals at each Southwestern Community College location:
Dean of Student Services, 641.782.1413 or 641.344.6269
Night Maintenance, 641.344.0941
Weekend Maintenance, 641.344.0941
If contact cannot be made with the above, contact local police: 911
Center Staff (hours below), 641.342.3531
Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Other hours, contact Osceola Police Department: 911
Red Oak Center
Center staff (hours below), 712.623.2541
Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.,
Wednesday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Other hours, contact Red Oak Police Department: 911
Victims of a sexual offense that occurs off campus should report the offense to the police department where the offense occurred.
Title IX Coordinator
To file a complaint of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual abuse, contact:
Jolene Griffith, Equity/Title IX Coordinator
Southwestern Community College will preserve confidentiality to the extent possible and allowed by law. The College does not employ counseling employees subject to confidentiality. An individual may request confidential reporting of a crime to a responsible employee; however, it is the duty of the responsible employee to report the names of individuals involved as well as relevant facts regarding the alleged incident (including date, time, and location) to the Equity/Title IX Coordinator. If the student requests confidentiality, the Equity/Title IX Coordinator will make every effort to respect this request and will evaluate the request in the context of the College's responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students.