We are dedicated to making sure our campus is free from harassment, violence and discrimination. That involves responding to students and staff in difficult times, including when they are dealing with issues that might violate our Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Our policy addresses:
- sexual assault
- domestic and dating violence
- sexual harassment
- gender discrimination
A violation of our college's Sexual Misconduct Policy may also be a violation of criminal law. We have a Title IX Coordinator whose job is to respond to those incidents, walk you through our process, explain your options, connect you with resources and help you feel safe and connected on campus.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault, we have resources here to help you. We also provide information on confidential resources outside of the college. For state-wide resources, check out Let's End Campus Sexual Assault.
Sexual Misconduct Reporting Options
- Chief Rebecca Whitman, Campus Police: (616) 234-4012
- Cathy Kubiak, Human Resources: (616) 234-3972
- Dan Clark, Lakeshore Program: (616) 234-4354
- Scott Mattson, Tassell M-TEC: (616) 234-3816
- Bill Firn, Athletics: (616) 234-3992
- Raynard Ross, Student Success & Retention: (616) 234-4839
- Jimmie Baber, School of Workforce Development: (616) 234-3724
- Chris Johnston, Arts & Sciences: (616) 234-2214
- Keri Davis, Faculty: (616) 234-3370
In addition to, or instead of, reporting your concern to our Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator, you may also wish to engage with other resources on campus, including:
For students: The counselors in our Counseling and Career Center are licensed for personal counseling. You can request a one-hour personal counseling appointment by calling (616) 234-3900.
For Employees: Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) services are available to all employees (except student employees), their spouses and children living in their household. Services are available 24/7 via the hotline numbers: (800) 442-0809 or (616) 455-6210. Employee health insurance covers mental health support as well. You can search mental health providers through the website directory for your plan: Blue Cross Blue Shield or MESSA.
If you would like to involve campus police and report a concern, you can contact them directly at (616) 234-4911, or (616) 234-4010 for non-emergencies. Campus Police can also provide an escort for you if you are feeling unsafe on campus.
- In Kent and Ottawa counties, Heart of West Michigan United Way: Dial 2-1-1
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
- 24/7 Confidential Hotline: (855) 444-3911
(includes children and adults)
Alcohol-Drugs/Mental Health Services
- Network 180: (616) 336-3909
Domestic Violence Assistance
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224.
- YWCA Domestic Crisis Center: (616) 451-2744
- Safe Haven Ministries: (616) 452-6664
- Center for Women in Transition (includes counseling for those in Ottawa County: (800) 848-5991, or (866) 728-2131 para Español
Personal Protection Order
- Kent County PPO Office: (616) 632-5067