Report an Incident of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct
How do I File a Title IX Incident? | What is a Formal Complaint? | The Difference Between a Title IX Report and a Formal Complaint | What to Expect When Filing A Report | Getting Confidential Support | How do I Help a Friend?
Sinclair has designated the Title IX Coordinator to oversee complaints of sexual misconduct at the College. An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the right to choose whether to report the incident to Sinclair’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator for assistance. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator are specially trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct and have knowledge about on- and off-campus resources, services, and options — including the availability of interim supportive measures and accommodations.
All College employees (including student employees) are obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct they become aware of unless they are a Sinclair Counselor with a recognized confidentiality privilege. See the Sinclair Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedure for more information. Title IX Policy and Procedure
If you would like more information, support, or would like to file a report of sexual harassment or other type of sexual misconduct, you may contact the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator 24 hours per day at:
You may click on the red, “SUBMIT A TITLE IX REPORT” button on this page. This red button may be found on every Title IX page on this website.
Sinclair strongly encourages individuals who believe that they or someone else has been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and/or other forms of sexual misconduct off-campus to contact their local police department and to notify Sinclair Police immediately. Anyone who believes that he or she or someone else has experienced these acts on campus should contact the Sinclair Police department at 937-512-2700 or dial 911 from any location.
Please Note: The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator are not confidential sources of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. For confidential resources, please contact the Sinclair Counseling Services Office at 937-512-3032.
Learn more about how reports of sexual misconduct are handled by reviewing the Sinclair Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Procedure.
A formal complaint is the form signed by a Complainant who wishes to file a formal grievance under the Sinclair Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Procedure. This form must be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator prior to the start of a formal investigation process or the informal resolution process. Prior to starting an investigation or the informal resolution process, the Title IX Coordinator will conduct the initial assessment to determine whether the jurisdiction and threshold requirements have been met, that Tittle IX Sexual harassment may have occurred and that an investigation or the informal resolution process is appropriate.
To file a formal complaint, contact the Sinclair Title IX Office (see below) or click here on the Sinclair Title IX Formal Complaint Form
When a person wishes to report an incident of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to Sinclair College, they should complete the Online Title IX Report form found at the red button titled “Submit a Title IX Report.” Alternatively, they may contact the Title IX office directly via email, phone call or in-person. The Online Title IX Report form is located on every Title IX page on the Sinclair website at the red button titled “Submit a Title IX Report.” Completing this form puts the Title IX office on notice that a possible Title IX incident has occurred.
A formal complaint is filed with the Title IX coordinator after the initial assessment of the Title IX incident has been completed. When put on notice that Title IX incident might have occurred, the Title IX Coordinator (or her designate) will conduct the initial assessment to determine whether the jurisdiction and threshold requirements have been met for the Sinclair Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Procedure to apply. Once that determination is made, that Title IX office will decide whether an investigation or the informal resolution process is appropriate. Then the Title IX office will contact the Complainant in the case and ask that Complainant if they wish to file a formal complaint to start the formal investigation process. If it is appropriate, the Title IX Coordinator may offer the Complainant the Informal Resolution Process in the alternative.
What to expect when: Reporting to the College
Sinclair has designated the Title IX Coordinator to oversee complaints of sexual misconduct at the College. An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the right to choose whether to report the incident to Sinclair’s Title IX Office. The Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator are specially trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct and have knowledge about on- and off-campus resources, services, and options — including the availability of interim supportive measures and accommodations.
What to expect when: Reporting to Police
Sinclair encourages individuals to report incidents of sexual misconduct to Sinclair Police or the appropriate law enforcement agency. Timely reporting to the police is an important factor in successful investigation and prosecution of crimes, including sexual violence crimes, and may lead to the arrest of an offender or aid in the investigation of other incidents.
If you have any questions about the Title IX reporting process, you may contact the Title IX Office by calling 937-512-2961 or by emailing Carol Glaser-Atkins, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at email@example.com or TitleIX@sinclair.edu
Keep in mind that all College employees (including student employees) are obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct they become aware of unless they are a Sinclair Counselor with a recognized confidentiality privilege. The only way for a student to get confidential support from Sinclair College is by contacting Sinclair’s Counseling Services Office and establish a Counselor/Client relationship.
You may reach the Counseling Services Office by calling 937-512-3032.
Full-time employees may contact the Sinclair Employee Assistant Program (EAP) for confidential counseling services at 800-628-9343 or 937-208-6626. Part-time employees may be approved for access to the EAP program on a case by case basis by contacting the Human Resources department at 937-512-2514.
If someone you know within the Sinclair community has experienced sexual misconduct, The Title IX Office can help you help them. Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from someone the individual already trusts. Whether you're a friend, colleage, parent, or concerned member of our faculty or staff, we can point you to resources that you can share, as well as provide support for you through the process.
Confirm the person's safety by asking, "Are you safe right now?" If they say no, help them get to a safe place. Call 911 if necessary. The Sinclair Police Department can assist anyone on campus who feel unsafe.
Provide nonjudgmental support. Your role is not to determine whether or not something occurred. Your primary responsibility is to remain supportive of the survivor, while referring the person to others who are trained in providing assistance and/or intervening.
Help the person get medical care if needed.
Help the person consider whether to make a report with their local police department or with the Sinclair Police if the incident occurred on campus.
Direct the person to on-campus confidential counseling if needed 937-512-3032.
Let the person know that they can contact the Title IX Office to request supportive measures and accommodations such as no-contact directives, adjustment of schedules, academic accommodations, security escort services, etc.
3. Report, as required
All Sinclair employees, including student employees, are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct that they become aware of within working 5 days. College employees working under a license providing privilege (Sinclair Counselors) may be exempt from reporting requirements. For more information about the duty to report, see the Sinclair Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedure.
If you are required to report the incident, explain your reporting responsibilities to the person who has disclosed the information to you. Explain that you are a mandated reporter. If you are able to explain options for confidential resources before receiving the disclosure, it is good to give someone a choice whether to disclose to a mandated reporter.
If you learn information that you have to report, remember that reporting equals supporting. When you report to the College the survivor will receive rights and options to help them understand their choices. They are not obligated to proceed with any resources or processes they do not want.
See our list of resources for faculty and staff here.