HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT
Reports of Potential Violations of this Policy
Elizabethtown College strongly encourages anyone who has information about a potential violation of this Policy to provide a Report to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Campus Safety. Any person may provide a Report of a potential violation to the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail. Reports by mail, telephone or electronic mail may be made at any time, including outside of regular business hours. If in need of immediate assistance, contact Campus Safety Office at 717-361-1264.
A Report is defined as a disclosure, and does not constitute a Formal Complaint. The procedure for filing a Formal Complaint is described later in this Policy.
Title IX Coordinator: Gabrielle Reed
Office Address: BSC 210
Office Phone: 717-361-3727
Campus Safety, ask for the supervisor on duty. 24/7 access: 717.361.1264 or visit the Campus Safety Office at 605 S. Mt. Joy Street.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
A victim of a crime is encouraged to, but not required to, report the incident to local law enforcement. The criminal process and the College’s disciplinary process are mutually exclusive, and are not dependent upon one another. A person can pursue both, neither, or either. Victims have the option of notifying local law enforcement directly, or receiving assistance from the College in doing so. If you would like help making contact with local law enforcement and scheduling a meeting time with a Police Officer or Police Detective, please contact one of the following:
Campus Safety, ask for the supervisor on duty. 24/7 access: 717.361.1264 or visit the Campus Safety Office at 605 S. Mt. Joy Street
(717) 367-6540 or 911
600 South Hanover St. Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Gabrielle Reed, M.S.
Title IX Coordinator
Baugher Student Center Room 210
To make a direct report to local law enforcement without assistance from the College, individuals should contact 911 or Lancaster County Wide Communications at 717.367.1835. The dispatcher will ask for preliminary information like the name of the reporting person, phone number, address, and whether immediate assistance is needed. Lancaster County Wide Communications will then contact the appropriate local law enforcement agency, most likely the Elizabethtown Police Department. Some areas of Elizabethtown are under the jurisdiction of Northwest Regional Police Department. Crimes that occur within the Northwest Regional jurisdiction will be referred to that department. Once the local law enforcement agency is contacted by the Lancaster County Wide Communications, a police officer will contact the reporting person to gather more information and provide resources, like obtaining a restraining order (known locally as a Protection from Abuse order or a Sexual Violence Protection Order) or locations for a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE).
Once local law enforcement has gathered information they may refer the reporting person to a police detective to conduct a more thorough investigation. Local law enforcement officials are willing to meet with individuals making a report in a location that is comfortable, either on-campus or at the local police department office.
In Pennsylvania, there are different types of Civil Protection Orders that are available to individuals who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual violence.
A Protection from Intimidation Order (PFI) is appropriate in cases of stalking and harassment where the complainant is under 18 and the respondent is over 18. PFIs cannot be granted if both the complainant and respondent are over 18.
A Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO) is appropriate in cases of dating violence or sexual assault where the complainant and respondent do not have and have never had a family, household, or intimate partner relationship. An SVPO may be granted when the complainant and respondent are strangers, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, or neighbors.
If you have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner, spouse or former spouse, someone you have a child in common with, or a family member related to you by blood or marriage, you have the right to go to court and receive a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA), commonly referred to as a restraining order. A Protection from Abuse Order can include: Restrain the abuser from further acts of abuse; keep the abuser from entering your home, school or work; require the abuser to give up all weapons while the order is in effect; tell the abuser to stop stalking or harassing you or other persons in your family.
The process usually starts by filling out a form called a “petition” at the local county courthouse. For Elizabethtown College students the petition should be filed at the Lancaster Courthouse, 50 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Students or employees may contact the following individuals for more information about how to obtain a PFA:
Gabrielle Reed, M.S.
Title IX Coordinator
Baugher Student Center Room 210
Lancaster Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
35 E. Orange Street, Suite 201, Lancaster, PA 17602
If you have obtained a Protection from Abuse Order, you are encouraged to share a copy with Campus Safety. While Campus Safety officers do not have arrest powers, they will enforce the PFA to the extent possible by contacting local police when they are made aware of any violations of the PFA that occur on campus.
The College has designated Responsible Administrators to whom a person may report an incident and expect the information will be acted upon. A Responsible Administrator is required to share all reported information, including personally identifiable information, with Title IX Coordinator.
If a report is made to anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator, or anyone not on the list of Responsible Administrators, the reporting party assumes the College has not received actual knowledge, and the information may not be acted upon.
Responsible Administrators by Title and/or Department/Area Include:
- All faculty
- All Academic Deans
- Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
- Dean of Faculty and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
- Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- Associate Dean of Students for Community Living
- Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life
- All Staff in the Following Departments/Areas
- Campus Safety
- Athletic Department
- Housing and Residence Life
- Human Resources
- Center of Community and Civic Engagement
- Center for Student Success (Advising, Learning Zone, Writing Zone, Disability Services)
- Office of Marketing and Communications
- International Student Office
- Study Abroad Office
- Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Belonging
- Director of New Student/Family Orientation
- Director of the Bowers Center
- All Club or Organization Advisors
- College President
- Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance
- Vice President for Enrollment Management
- Vice President for Institutional Advancement
- Vice President for Operations and Auxiliary Services
- Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity and Belonging
- Resident Assistants and Community Assistants
- Peer Mentors
- Kinesis Peer Academic Advisors
- Ubuntu Mentors
- Some student employees may be required to report information to their supervisors when functioning as a student employee (including but not limited to Bower’s Center student employees, Admissions Overnight Hosts)
The above information regarding Responsible Administrators does not, in any way, relieve a supervisor of their requirements to report, investigate and/or remediate any reported workplace discrimination or harassment under federal or state employment law. The College reserves the right to modify this list as needed. Modifications occurring after publication of this document for the academic year will be announced via Campus News.
Other Campus Resources
Some campus employees, other than those listed on the Responsible Administrator list above, can talk to a student Complainant, Alleged Victim or Reporter without being required to disclose personally identifiable information about the Alleged Victim to the Title IX Coordinator, but are still required to report non-personally identifiable information for statistical purposes only. Students can seek assistance and support from the employees listed below without triggering an investigation that would reveal the identity of the Alleged Victim. These employees are only required to share a limited report to inform the Title IX Coordinator of the date, time, general location and nature of the incident but, again, not information that would identify the Alleged Victim. This general information is necessary for the College to appropriately track patterns, evaluate the scope of the problem and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. Before sharing the general report with the Title IX Coordinator, these employees will work to consult with the Complainant to ensure that no personally identifiable details about the Complainant are shared. These types of employees include but are not limited to the list below, and the College reserves the right to add employees to this list as deemed necessary by the Title IX Coordinator.
- Counseling Services' front desk staff, available at 717.361.1405 (daytime)
- College Health Liaison is available for consultation during regular college business hours. Call 717.489.1021
- Assistant Director of Health Promotion is available for consultation during regular college business hours. Call 717.361.1123.
- Athletic Trainer available at 717.361.1591 or 717.361.1564 during regular college business hours.
Filing a Formal Complaint
The Formal Complaint Process begins with the filing of a Formal Complaint which alleges that a Respondent has engaged in Title IX Sexual Harassment, is signed by the Complainant or the Title IX Coordinator, and requests that Elizabethtown College investigate the allegation of Title IX Sexual Harassment. A Formal Complaint must be filed in electronic format.
To file a Formal Complaint, click here: https://elizabethtown-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report