Safety and Security
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
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
Sexual Assault Resource Center – 360-533-9751 or 888-626-2640
Crisis Clinic – 360-532-4357
Grays Harbor College Student Support Center –
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
- Contact a friend or family
- Do not shower, bathe, or
- 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
- 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.