The beginning of a new semester can be exciting and filled with a blur of events and new experiences. While meeting roommates, getting to the right class and working hard fills time, it’s important to be aware of resources the university offers when things may take a turn.
According to rainn.org, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, out of every 1000 sexual assaults, only 230 cases are reported.
“Some decide not to report an incident to the university due to their uncertainty as to how that report will be received and handled,” according to Nick Rammell, BYU-Idaho Title IX Coordinator. “Being a victim of sexual assault is never considered a violation of the Honor Code.”
Those who experience sexual misconduct, which includes stalking, harassment, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault, can reach out to the Title IX Office. The Title IX Office does not share information with the Student Honor Office.
In a notice released by the Title IX Office, students who report incidents will not be disciplined for Honor Code violations that occurred at or near the time of the misconduct. The notice also reminds students that they are encouraged to receive support and counseling in an effort to benefit students and the campus community.
As a part of a second notice released from the Title IX office on Monday, Sept. 16, gave guidelines and advice for safe dating.
Students can contact the Title IX Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 496-9202 and the office is located in the Spencer W. Kimball Building 290.