Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention
Linfield College is committed to ongoing efforts to address sexual misconduct on its campus. To ensure a safe environment which fosters learning for its students, Linfield is continously working to enhance its collaborative campus approach to respond to and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct. It is our policy that no member of the College community shall engage in sexual misconduct against another member of the College or larger community and that, should this occur, the College will, to the extent it is able, support the victim and pursue sanctions against the perpetrator. Read Linfield's full Sexual Misconduct Policy (page 112).
Sexual misconduct does not occur solely between specific types of people or in specific places; incidents of sexual misconduct can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, gender, age, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, clothing, demeanor, relationship status, or any other choice or identity. The only person who is ever at fault for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual misconduct, please access the resources listed here as a first step in caring for yourself and the Linfield community.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX can apply in areas such as athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and housing and residential services. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities, as well as sexual assault, which are forms of unlawful discrimination under Title IX.
Linfield has established a committee, consisting of a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators, each of whom have specific knowledge to respond to concerns in the areas described above. Inquiries related to this policy can be directed to the following:
Title IX Coordinator
Susan Hopp, Vice President of Student Affairs and Athletics/Dean of Students
Title IX Deputies:
Brenda DeVore Marshall, Professor Theatre & Communication Arts
Linda Powell, Senior Director of Human Resources & Administration
Amy Dames-Smith, Women's Tennis/NCAA Compliance Officer
Jeff Mackay, Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
If this is an emergency, call 911.
College Public Safety 503-883-7233
Area Director 503-883-5433
Northwest Human Services Crisis Line (Anonymous) 1-800-560-5535