Filing A Report
If you experience sexual misconduct of any kind, you are likely to have many concerns and questions, including what your options are for reporting and responding to the incident. Friends and family members may have strong feelings about what you should do, but there is no right or wrong way to respond. Whatever you choose, it is important that you do what makes you comfortable.
There are a number of reporting options available to you. It is important to understand that choosing one option does not preclude you from pursuing another option now or in the future. Your
Title IX Coordinator
can discuss your various options with you.
Confidential Reporting Resources
An individual who wishes for the details of an incident to remain completely confidential may speak with certain College officials who, by law, must maintain confidentiality and may not disclose the details of an incident, except as required by law. These officials include:
OCCC Counseling and Psychological Services staff
Office of Student Support Services to provide a confidential process to assist students in gaining a greater understanding of self and relationships in order to benefit from education opportunities. The counselor will also provide referrals to community services and provide group opportunities to address a variety of resolution of issues that can deter student success.
Voice: (405) 682-7520
OCCC Employee Assistance Services (CABA Inc.) Provides assessment, referral, consultation and short-term counseling services for active OCCC faculty, staff, temporary employees and their immediate families.
Voice: (405) 840-0231
Please note, some individuals may be required to report statistical information only (no personally identifiable information), in order for the College to comply with crime reporting laws such as the Clery Act. In addition, individuals may also seek confidential support from a
local or national crisis hotline
On Campus Reporting
If you would like to pursue resolution on campus you should speak with your
Title IX Coordinator
for information about OCCC’s reporting procedures, support resources, and interim measures. Your college’s policy and complaint procedures can be found
Off Campus Reporting
You are encouraged to pursue all of your options for responding to and resolving a complaint of sexual misconduct, both on and off campus. You are encouraged to report potentially criminal activity to the police. Both on and off campus options can be pursued simultaneously now or in the future.
Reporting Potential Criminal Violations to the Police: In cases involving potential criminal misconduct, individuals are encouraged to file a report with the police department which has jurisdiction over the location where the incident occurred. If the conduct is reported to the Campus Police, the college will inform the individual of their right to file a police report and will provide assistance in doing so if the individual wishes for assistance. In cases where the complainant is a minor, under the age of 18, the college will notify the OCCC police and will cooperate as appropriate with any external investigation. If you would like assistance in reporting an assault to the police, contact your
Title IX Coordinator
Campus Police Department
The colleges’ Gender-based misconduct procedures, it’s Campus Police Department, and the legal system work independently from one another and the college will proceed with its process, regardless of action or inaction by outside authorities. If a police investigation is initiated, the college will pause an investigation only briefly at the request of the police to facilitate their initial evidence gathering. Decisions made or sanctions imposed by one of the college’s complaint procedures are not subject to change because criminal or civil charges which arise from the same conduct are dismissed, reduced, or rejected in favor of or against the respondent.
In cases involving potential criminal misconduct, the college encourages individuals to report the conduct to the law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction over the location where the incident occurred. In certain instances, the college may need to report conduct to law enforcement authorities even when the subject of the conduct has not done so. Such circumstances include when the subject of the conduct is a minor (under the age of 18), when there is clear and imminent danger or risk to the individual and/or the college community, and/or when a weapon may be involved. The decision to report an incident to external law enforcement will be shared with the complainant.
Reporting to State and Federal Enforcement Agencies:
In addition to the College’s internal remedies, employees and students should also be aware that the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) investigates and prosecute complaints of prohibited harassment and discrimination in employment. These agencies may be contacted at the addresses listed below:
EEOC Oklahoma City District Office
215 Dean A McGee Avenue, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Office for Civil Rights:
Students also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education:
Kansas City Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
Fax: 816-268-0599; TDD: 800-877-8339
Reporting to the Police:
Oklahoma City Police Department
Non emergency: (405) 231-2121