A person who reasonably believes that Sexual Harassment (including Sexual Assault, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, Hostile Environment Harassment, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Exploitation) may have occurred can file either a report or a formal complaint. Anyone can file a “report,” but a “formal complaint” can be filed only by the alleged victim (called the complainant).
The University’s response will differ depending on whether a report or formal complaint is filed. Filing a “report” will trigger a University response that includes an initial assessment and offers of supportive and remedial measures. Filing a “formal complaint” will trigger this same response, but, in addition, it may also trigger the University’s Title IX resolution process, which may involve an investigation and hearing.
Andrews University encourages University students, employees, and third parties to report violations of the Title IX Policy to a designated University official using the online Incident Reporting Form below. Reports may be filed by alleged complainants or any other person who reasonably believes Sexual Harassment may have occurred.
What to expect when filing an Incident Report:
Andrews University encourages complainants of Sexual Harassment to file a Title IX Formal Complaint. A Title IX Formal Complaint can only be filed by the person alleged to be the complainant of Sexual Harassment. If you are not the complainant but would like to report an incident of Sexual Harassment, please complete the “Incident Reporting Form” above.
What to expect when filing a Title IX Sexual Harassment Formal Complaint:
Sexual Harassment, relationship violence and stalking may also be criminal. Complainants may wish to inform local law enforcement agencies; upon a complainant’s request, the University will assist in making the connection between a complainant and an appropriate law enforcement agency. In Berrien Springs, the local police department can be reached at 269-471-2813. In an emergency, call 911. Complainants also have the right to decline to make a formal report to law enforcement and campus authorities.
Alyssa Palmer, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator
Office Location: Campus Center, Main Floor
Phone: (269) 471-6684
Ethan Jones, J.D.
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty & Staff
Office Location: Administration Building, 3rd Floor
Phone: (269) 471-6515