Grays Harbor College

Safety and Security

Sexual Assault

Our campus is committed to providing its students with an environment conducive to the pursuit of knowledge. Admission to the institutions on this campus carries with it the presumption that students will conduct themselves as responsible members of the community, refraining from actions that would endanger the health, welfare, or safety of others.  Conduct constituting a sexual offense, whether forcible or non-forcible, will not be tolerated. Students committing sexual offenses in any form can be prosecuted under the Washington State criminal statutes and/or subject to disciplinary action under the student rights and responsibilities (WAC 132B-120-120).


The Washington State Criminal Code (RCW 9A) defines rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; or when the victim is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated (e.g., when the victim has consumed alcohol and/or other drugs, either voluntarily or involuntarily); or when the victim does not consent to sexual intercourse with the perpetrator and such lack of consent was expressed by the victim’s words or conduct.


If you or someone you know is the victim of a sexual assault, report it immediately to the police. There are on and off-campus resources to help you. Trained staff members assist victims in coping with the aftermath of assaults and in exploring available options confidentially.


Sexual Assault Resource Center – 360-533-9751 or 888-626-2640

Crisis Clinic – 360-532-4357 or 1-800-685-6556

Grays Harbor College Student Support Center – 360-538-4099


Victim of Sexual Assault

If a sexual offense should occur, the victim should take the following


  • Go to a safe place.
  • Call 911. 
  • Police will contact counseling and victim’s advocate services.
  • Contact a friend or family member.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or douche.
  • Do not urinate, if possible.
  • Do not eat, drink liquids, smoke or brush teeth if oral contact took place.
  • Keep the clothes worn during the offense. If clothes are changed, place clothes in paper bag (evidence deteriorates in plastic).
  • Get prompt medical attention.
  • Do not destroy the physical evidence that may be found in the area of the crime. The victim should not clean or straighten until the police have had an opportunity to collect evidence.
  • Write down all details remembered as soon as possible.


Sexual assault and rape awareness materials in the form of flyers and brochures are posted on campus with information about community programs and services.





Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen , WA 98520

(360) 532-9020 or toll-free (in WA state) 1-(800) 562-4830
Fax: (360) 538-4299

Off-Campus Locations

Riverview Education Center, Raymond: (360) 538-4023
Columbia Education Center, Ilwaco: (360) 538-2539
Whiteside Education Center, Aberdeen: (360) 538-4088