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You may file a report of sexual assault with police (either with Los Rios Police Department or local law enforcement) or your college Title IX officer.

When you report sexual assault, you will be informed of your right to file criminal charges and given information about support services.

If you were assaulted while violating a college policy or a criminal statute (such as drinking alcohol on campus), then please do not let it stop you from reporting the assault. Unless a violation is extreme, we will not discipline you.

Report to Police

On-Campus Incidents

Report incidents that occurred on or near one of our campuses or centers to Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) at (916) 558-2221.

Off-Campus Incidents

Report incidents that occurred off campus to the appropriate local law enforcement agency:

How will LRPD respond to a report of sexual violence?

Upon receiving a report of sexual assault, LRPD will:

  • Provide for the immediate safety needs of the reporting party
  • Discuss confidentiality
  • Depending on the complaint (and considering any request for confidentiality), report the matter to local law enforcement
  • Provide access to medical care
  • Provide referrals to mental health providers
  • Provide information about protective orders and stay away orders
  • Notify the college Student Discipline Officer (if necessary)
  • Investigate the incident

Report to Title IX Officer

American River College has a Title IX Officer who coordinates and administers non-discrimination and harassment policies based on sex. The Title IX Officer also works with the Equity Officer, whose job is to investigate discrimination complaints.

Title IX Officer

Jeff Stephenson
(916) 484-8462

Equity Officer

BJ 484-8163

How will the college respond to a report of sexual violence?

Upon receiving a report of sexual assault, the American River College will:

  • Assist the reporting party in contacting the LRPD or local law enforcement if the reporting party requests it
  • Discuss the pros and cons of confidentiality with the reporting party
  • Assess the need to implement protective measures, such as changes in class schedule or “No Contact” directive between the parties
  • Provide a copy of the Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedures to the reporting party and inform them of the time frames for inquiry, investigation, and resolution
  • Fairly investigate what happened
  • Halt any sexual harassment or sexual assault and remedy the effects of that misconduct

Note: When a reporting party does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the responding party, the college’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited.

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