Title IX at Scripps College

Private Support Resources

In this section, the term interpersonal violence encompasses sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment. The resources listed in this section will protect your privacy. This means they will only share what you tell them about a situation involving interpersonal violence with individuals who need to know the information in order to provide support or provide assistance to the survivor. However, they are required to report information they receive about incidents to a member of Scripps’ Title IX team (and, sometimes in cross-campus matters to the other college’s Title IX office). Click here for more information on the meaning of privacy (and confidentiality and anonymity) or here for confidential resources

Title IX Team

Click here to meet the Title IX team and here for more information on reporting to the College and working with the Title IX team.

Dean of Students/On-call Dean/Primary Contact Deans

The Student Affairs team is a source of general support. They can facilitate academic flexibility or accommodations, implement safety measures, and help coordinate self-care needs. All members of the Dean of Students office are responsible employees.  This means that these individuals will take great care to safeguard your privacy but are legally obligated to report what you tell them about a situation involving interpersonal violence to the Title IX Coordinator, Sally Steffen. Sally then follows up with the student, but the disclosing student is not required to provide any further details to Sally. Sally can talk to students about support and reporting options without knowing additional details about the situation.

In addition, on-call student affairs staff are available 24/7 to address crisis situations. They can be reached by calling (909) 607-2000 and asking to speak with the on-call dean.

Academic Support

We know from experience that students who have experienced interpersonal violence often need academic support. To discuss academic support needs, you may contact your Primary Contact Dean (PCD) or the Title IX Coordinator, Sally Steffen. You’re not required to disclose the full circumstances of the incident in order to obtain academic support, however, your PCD is required to let Sally know what is disclosed. If you choose instead to speak directly to your professors, they too, as responsible employees, have a legal obligation to report to a member of the Title IX team.

Peer Mentors

If you’re a first year student, your assigned peer mentor is not a responsible employee–in other words, in the absence of imminent threat to self or others, your peer mentor is not required to report what you disclose about a situation involving interpersonal violence to the Title IX Coordinator. However, in offering you support, your peer mentor may explore this option with you. Please note, however, that the new student program coordinators and the peer mentor team leaders are responsible employees. This means that they will take great care to safeguard your privacy but are legally obligated to report what you tell them to the Title IX Coordinator.

Resident Assistants, Faculty, and other Responsible Employees

Sometimes talking to a fellow student or a faculty or staff mentor may be comforting. Keep in mind that faculty and RAs are responsible employees. Other staff are responsible employees depending on their role. This means that they will take great care to safeguard your privacy but are legally obligated to report what you tell them to the Title IX Coordinator. If you disclose to a responsible employee, you will receive a follow-up email from the Title IX Coordinator inviting you to come in for a meeting. You are to required to provide any additional information to the Title IX Coordinator.

CUC Campus Safety (CS)

The staff at CS are responsible employees, which means that CS is a private (not confidential) resource. CS must notify Scripps and the college of accused (assuming member of Consortium) of all reports of Title IX incidents they receive. Scripps TIX Office will send follow-up email to reporting student inviting the student in for a meeting to discuss the matter. In a law-enforcement emergency, call Campus Safety or 911. You can make a non-emergency report of sexual misconduct to CS by calling the non-emergency line at (909) 621-8170; emailing dispatch at dispatch@cuc.claremont.edu; or visiting the Pendleton Office Building. CS is open 24/7.

Other Supports around the Consortium

The employees at these resources are responsible employees and are therefore obligated to notify Scripps and college of accused (assuming member of Consortium) of all reports they receive of a situation involving interpersonal violence. Upon receiving a report, the Scripps TIX Office will send a follow-up email to the reporting student inviting the student in for a meeting to discuss the matter.