Report A Violation
About Reporting A Violation
All individuals are encouraged to promptly report possible violations of NPC's Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy 2110 to the college. Reporting can aid in recovery and prevent future incidents.
Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made by any person using any of the following options:
- File a complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator or deputies. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-college business hours) by using the team member's telephone number or email address;
- Or by postal mail to the office address, listed above for the Title IX Coordinator or any other official listed.
NPC offers support to victims of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking through administrative investigations and criminal investigations.
Make A Report Using Online Form
Report online, using the reporting forms here. Anonymous reports are accepted and can give rise to a need to investigate. Northland Pioneer College tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which may be impossible with an anonymous report. Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and as Northland Pioneer College respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by making a report that allows Northland Pioneer College to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
What is considered a formal complaint?
Report to any NPC supervisor or instructor.
A Formal Complaint means a document filed/signed by the Complainant or signed by the Title IX Coordinator alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that Northland Pioneer College investigate the allegation(s). A complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information in the section immediately above, or as described in this section. As used in this paragraph, the phrase “document filed by a Complainant” means a document or electronic submission (such as by electronic mail or through an online portal provided for this purpose by Northland Pioneer College) that contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the complaint.
If notice is submitted in a form that does not meet this standard, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant to ensure that it is filed correctly.
- NPC's Title IX Coordinator and investigators use college policy to resolve complaints.
Who is mandated to report?
All Northland Pioneer College employees (faculty, staff, administrators) are expected to report actual or suspected discrimination or harassment to appropriate officials immediately. Presently, NPC does not employ any Confidential Resources.
If a Complainant would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the Complainant may speak with off-campus (non-employees):
- Licensed professional counselors and other medical providers
- Local rape crisis counselors
- Domestic violence resources
- Local or state assistance agencies
Contacting Law Enforcement
Northland Pioneer College encourages reports of criminal behavior be made with local law enforcement in addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator. Law enforcement agencies can provide you with a wide range of services and provide access to:
- Medical assistance
- Protective measures
- Victim advocate services
- Respond to concerns for personal safety
- Share personal safety strategies
- Initiate a criminal investigation
- Explain how to obtain an order of protection or injunction against harassment
- Answer questions about the criminal process
A criminal investigation also affords additional rights to victims. Working with local law enforcement complements an administrative investigation. NPC can only influence the employment and enrollment status of an individual. Local law enforcement can make sure that community members, vendors, students, or employees do not continue harmful behavior in the community setting. NPC will enforce any court orders and collaborate with local law enforcement during investigations. In most cases, an administrative investigation will be completed prior to a criminal investigation.
- For emergencies or to report a crime in progress, call 9-1-1. Always make sure you are in a safe place before contacting local police.
- NPC encourages the victim to work with the Title IX Coordinator and local law enforcement to seek relief, remedies, and support.
NPC works with local law enforcement agencies to conduct criminal investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking using criminal codes as the backdrop for the investigations.