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Northwest Nazarene University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination.
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Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at our University.
NNU is also committed to promptly, impartially, and equitably addressing and resolving all reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. When the University finds that such behavior has occurred, it will take steps to stop the behavior, prevent its recurrence, and to remedy its effects.
Use the navigation links below to learn more about NNU’s Title IX Policy and to access information and resources to support anyone who has been affected by, knows of, or wants to help prevent an incident or pattern of behavior. There are individuals you can contact with questions and concerns, beginning with NNU’s Title IX Coordinator, Sheila Bryant (208-467-8062).
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Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated representative of the University with primary responsibility for coordinating University Title IX compliance efforts, including the University’s efforts to end any sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The Title IX Coordinator oversees and monitors the University’s overall compliance with Title IX-related policies and developments; the implementation and oversight of grievance processes and procedures, including review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct; and the provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; and monitoring all other aspects of the University’s Title IX compliance.

 

Inquiries or complaints about Title IX, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other forms of sexual misconduct may be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

 

Sheila Bryant
Title IX Coordinator
Emerson Administration Room 208
(208) 467-8062
titleix@nnu.edu
sheilabryant@nnu.edu

How to Report to the University

How to Report When You Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct

 

Anyone who has experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct – including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking – is strongly encouraged to report this experience to the University. Reporting to the University will enable the University to take measures to stop the behavior, prevent it from occurring in the future, and provide support, resources, and protection.

 

There are many different ways to report to the University. Reports can be made by telephone, mail, email, in person and online at on the NNU Website. Reports may be made at any time, including non-business hours. Reports submitted through the website, will go directly to the Title IX Coordinator. You can choose to complete the form anonymously or to provide your name and contact information.

 

Report To:
 

Sheila Bryant
Title IX Coordinator
Emerson Administration Room 208
(208) 467-8062
titleix@nnu.edu
sheilabryant@nnu.edu

 

Karen Pearson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice-President of Student Engagement
Conrad Student Commons Room 133
(208) 467-8663
klpearson@nnu.edu

 

Alison Larson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Affairs
JSC, Main Athletic Office
(208) 467-8629
alisonlarson@nnu.edu

 

Larissa Bunker
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
Emerson Administration, Room 206
(208) 467-8588
lbunker@nnu.edu

 

You can report to the University without initiating a formal complaint (which results in an investigation and, potentially, disciplinary action) or without reporting to law enforcement. You do not need to submit a formal complaint in order to receive supportive measures from the University. Please see the Northwest Nazarene University Sexual Misconduct Policy for additional information about reporting options and considerations.

Reporting Process Flowchart

reporting process

Confidential Support

NNU is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual misconduct and will protect confidentiality to the extent possible, even if there is not a specific request for confidentiality.

 

The University encourages individuals who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct to talk to someone about what happened. Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different abilities to maintain privacy or confidentiality. Some individuals and campus resources can offer confidentiality while others have specific obligations to report to the Title IX Coordinator when they receive information about sexual misconduct.

 

Confidential communications are those which legally cannot be disclosed to another person, without the reporter’s consent, except under very limited circumstances. Individuals who want the details of sexual misconduct to be kept confidential should speak with a medical professional, professional counselor, minister or other pastoral counselor, or trained victims’ advocates.

 

On Campus Confidential Support Resources include:

NNU Wellness Center
518 E. Dewey Ave (Next to College Church)
Nampa, ID 83686
208-467-8466
wellnesscenter@nnu.edu

 

 

 

  University Chaplains
Dustin and Olivia Metcalf
Conrad Student Commons Rooms 134 & 136
Phone: 208-467-8636 (Olivia) or 208-467-8665 (Dustin)
ometcalf@nnu.edu or dmetcalf@nnu.edu
Off Campus Support Resources include:
Nampa Family Justice Center
1305 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
www.nampafamilyjusticecenter.org
208-475-5700
  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (Idaho Falls, ID)
dvsacac.org
(208) 235-2412 (24 hour hotline)

WCA Rape Crisis Center
www.wcaboise.org
208-345-7273

 

 

 

  Nampa Family Justice Center
1305 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83652
nampafamilyjusticecenter.org

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
rainn.org
800-656-HOPE (4673)

 

 

 

 

 

What to do if You Have Experienced Sexual Assault

  • Get to a safe place.
  • Call 911 if in immediate danger, if you are injured or if the community is in possible danger.
  • Consider securing immediate professional support on or off campus to assist you in the crisis.
  • Seek medical attention, regardless of whether you choose to report or not.
  • It is very important to preserve evidence. Take steps to preserve evidence, which may be necessary to the proof of criminal sexual violence or in obtaining a protective order. You may not know right now whether you will contact the police. But in case you later decide to, the evidence available immediately after the assault is crucial. To preserve evidence, follow these recommendations:
    • Prior to seeking medical attention, do not shower, bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, use the toilet or clean up in any way.
    • Bring another set of clothes to the hospital since clothes will be collected as part of the evidence.
    • If you have changed clothes, bring your soiled clothing with you for evidence collection.
    • Physical evidence can be collected up to 120 hours after an assault.
  • Report to the police, if you so choose.
  • Talk to a counselor. Even after the immediate crisis has passed, contact confidential on-campus and/or off-campus resources—for emotional support, information, and/or advocacy
  • Report the conduct to the Title IX Coordinator at 208-467-8062, if you choose to do so, so that the University may take appropriate action. Note that the Title IX Coordinator is not a confidential resource. The Title IX Coordinator can arrange for interim actions and accommodations, including no-contact directives. The University also can assist in any needed advocacy for community members who wish to obtain a protective order from local authorities. Alternatively, you can contact the Court Clerk located at the Canyon County Courthouse to obtain a civil protective order.

Get Help Now

If you have experienced sexual assault or other violence, it may be hard to know what to do or where to go. Your first step is to get to a safe place. Then you can contact any of the resources listed below for immediate, trained help, including assistance in your decision-making about seeking medical attention, reporting to law enforcement, and filing a formal complaint with the University.

 

For Immediate Help

 

Dial 911 for local law enforcement.

 

Call NNU Campus Safety at 208-467-8911 to have a Campus Safety Officer dispatched to your location.

 

For medical assistance, including a SAFE exam, contact one of the medical centers listed below.

 

 

Nampa

 

St Alphonsus Medical Center
1512 12th Ave Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686
208-463-5000

Boise

 

St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
208-367-2121

  St Alphonsus Medical Center
4402 E Flamingo Ave.
Nampa, ID 83687
208-463-5000
St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center
190 W Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
208-381-2222
  St Luke’s Nampa Medical Plaza
9850 W St Luke’s Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687
208-505-2000
St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center
520 S Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
208-706-5000
     
  Idaho Falls  
  Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
208-529-6111
     
     

 

 

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE Nurses) are on call in the Treasure Valley hospitals to perform a special exam that includes the collection of evidence. The nurses can also evaluate the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and provide resources to help with recovery. Although DNA evidence may be collected up to five days after a sexual assault, it is most likely to yield positive results the sooner it is collected. Choosing to be examined by a SAFE nurse can provide vital evidence and protect your health and safety. Obtaining a SAFE exam does not obligate you to pursue criminal charges, however, the evidence will be available if you change your mind and decide to file charges at a later date.

 

After Your Immediate Needs Have Been Met

 

Report to the University so you can receive ongoing support and continue your education in a safe and non-discriminatory environment.

  • Reporting to the University is not the same thing as reporting to law enforcement. Even if you do not report to law enforcement, you are strongly encouraged to report what happened to you to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator can take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others, such as rearranging class schedules, enforcing no-contact orders, and preventing retaliation.
  • If you want to start by talking to a person rather than looking at a website, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator, Sheila Bryant by email at sheilabryant@nnu.edu, by phone at 208-467-8062 or in person at Emerson Administration, Room 208

 

Receive ongoing support even if you do not file a police report or where your experience of file a formal complaint with the University.

 

There are many resources available to support you, both on campus and in the community. You can access them at any time, even if your experience happened weeks, months or years ago.

 

Consider filing a formal complaint which will result in an investigation and, potentially, disciplinary action of the person who committed the sexual harassment, misconduct or assault.

Help Someone Else

How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Believe Your Friend

 

Remember it's often very difficult for survivors to come forward and share their story, and your reaction may affect whether or not they choose to continue to share this information with others and seek further support. Tell your friend you believe him or her and you want to support him or her in any way you can.

 

Respect Privacy
Don't share your friend's story with others unless you have that person's permission to do so.

 

Listen
It is natural when listening to a story to want to ask questions and get details about what transpired. In this situation, however, it is best to allow the survivor to control what and how much they would like to tell you about the incident. You should listen actively and non-judgmentally. Reiterate that you are there to listen and support, and allow the survivor to dictate when and how much they wish to say.

 

Assure Your Friend That it is Not His or Her Fault
Self-blame is common among victims of sexual violence. It is important that, as their friend, you help the survivor understand that no matter what happened — it was not their fault.

 

Allow Your Friend to Control Next Steps
It is natural to want to try to fix the problem, but know that healing from this event will take a great deal of time and your friend must maintain the ability to choose how they wish to go about that healing process. You may provide advice, guidance, and information about their options for additional support, but allow your friend to decide if, when, and how they will pursue these resources. If your friend is hesitant to get help from any outside sources, even those you know are supportive and helpful, offer to go with her/him. Reassure your friend that he/she can speak confidentially with a counselor at The Wellness Center. As a reminder, if your friend would like to make a confidential disclosure, he/she should wait until he/she is speaking with a clinician. When making the appointment, simply indicate the matter is of an urgent personal or confidential nature, and no further information will be required.

 

Don't Forget to Support Yourself
Supporting a friend through a trauma can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience for those in the support role as well. Recognize this and don't hesitate to seek help and support for yourself when you need it. You cannot effectively support your friend without being mindful of your own health and wellbeing.

Title IX Training

The 2020 Title IX Regulations, specifically 34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10), mandate the public sharing of materials used to train the University’s Title IX team members including the Title IX Coordinator, Investigators, and Adjudicators. As additional training is completed by Title IX team members, those materials will be added to this page throughout the year.

 

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX/VAWA Investigator Training

Title IX/VAWA Annual Training for Advanced Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators

Title IX Update – Final Regulations

CCCU Title IX Training – Part One

CCCU Title IX Training – Part Two

 

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Title IX/VAWA Annual Training for Advanced Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators

CCCU Title IX Training – Part One

CCCU Title IX Training – Part Two

 

Investigators

Title IX/VAWA Investigator Training

 

Adjudicators

VAWA Adjudicator Training

 

First Responder Team Training

Trauma-Informed Training for First Responders, Confidential Resources, and Campus Security

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