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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies, Procedures, and Manual

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Butte College Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies, Procedures, and Manual

Intro

Butte College strictly prohibits any and all forms of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Students who violate this policy may be subject to civil action through the college's conduct process and/or criminal proceedings at the discretion of the appropriate law enforcement agency. This page contains comprehensive information for students regarding the college's Student Code of Conduct, Board Policies, administrative procedures, and relevant college and community resources for students.

Definition of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

Rape: The California Penal Code prohibits acts of rape, some of which are summarized as follows: (a) sexual intercourse against a person's will accomplished by force or threats of bodily injury; sexual intercourse against a person's will where the person has reasonable fear that she/he or another will be injured if she/he does not submit to the intercourse; (c) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of giving consent, or is prevented from resisting, due to alcohol or drugs, and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused; (d) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of resisting because she/he, at the time, is unconscious or asleep, and this is known to the accused; and, (e) sexual intercourse where the person is incapable of giving consent or resisting due to youth (under the age of 18), and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused. (See also California Penal Code 261.)

Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault includes threats of sexual violence (section 67385(d), California Ed. Code), incest (between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law), statutory rape (with a person who is under statutory age of consent), and, as defined by the California Penal Code, forced sodomy (anal intercourse), forced oral copulation (oral-genital contact), rape by foreign object (forced penetration, however slightly, by a foreign object, including a finger, into a genital or anal opening), and sexual battery (the unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal). It also includes situations when the accused sexually assaults a complainant incapable of giving consent, including where the complainant is prevented from resisting due to alcohol or drugs or youth (under the age of 18) and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused. Except where otherwise necessary, this policy will hereinafter refer to both rape and sexual assault simply as"sexual assault."

NOTE: Forced intercourse or other unwanted sexual contact is defined as sexual assault whether the perpetrator is a stranger or an acquaintance of the complainant. Intoxication of the perpetrator shall not diminish the perpetrator's responsibility for sexual assault.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual Harassment includes any unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of employees or students at Butte College is further defined as nay unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Resources

Here you will find on and off campus resources to help students. Safe Place

Campus Resources Available to Victim/Survivor of a Sexual Assault

Safe Place & Wellness Program

Provision of case management, safety planning, legal advocacy, and personal wellness.
(530) 879-6185
safeplace@butte.edu
Swing Space A

Early Alert Services

Early Alert VIP passes, initiated by faculty or staff, designates the student is to receive priority service.

Student Health Clinic/Psychological Services

Provision of health care and psychological counseling services and referrals.
(530) 895-2441
Located in Parking Lot #3C

Butte College Campus Police

Reporting of the incident if the survivor desires police investigation and support.
(530) 895-2351 or 2677 from campus phones
911 for emergency or crime in progress

Community Resources Available to Victim/Survivor of a Sexual Assault

Law Enforcement

Chico Police Department
(530) 897-4911
Oroville Police Department
(530) 538-2448
Paradise Police Department
(530) 872-6241
Butte County Sheriff
(530) 538-7321
Orland Police Department
(530) 865-1616
Willows Police Department
(530) 934-3456
Glenn County Sheriff
(530) 934-6641

Employee guidance for sexual assualt

Template for reluctant victim letter

Crisis Intervention

Rape Crisis Intervention
(530) 342-7273
Catalyst
(800) 895-8476

Legal Services

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
(530) 898-4354
Self Help Assistance/Referral Program (SHARP)
(530) 532-7024 (530) 532-7015

Medical Services

Women’s Health Specialists
(530) 895-1911
Women’s Resource Clinic (faith based)
(530) 897-6101
Planned Parenthood
(530) 342-8367
Butte County Public Health Department
(530) 879-3665
Enloe Medical Center
(530) 332-7300
Feather River Hospital
(530) 877-9361
Oroville Hospital
(530) 533-8500
Glenn County Public Health
(530) 934-6588

Community Resources

Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center
(530) 872-3896
Butte County Victim/Witness
(530) 538-7340

Policies and Procedures:

Board Policy 3430 Prohibition of Harassment

Administrative Procedure - AP 3435 – Discrimination and Harassment Investigations

Board Policy 3540 Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus

Administrative Procedure 3540 Sexual Assaults

Sexual Assault Resource Manual

Board Policy 5500 Standards of Conduct

Administrative Procedure - AP 5500 – Standards of Conduct Student Discipline and Title IX Procedures

Board Policy 3500 Campus Safety

Board Policy 3510 Workplace Violence Plan

Board Policy 3515 Reporting Crimes

Incident Report

Clery Act Numbers/Crime Statistics

Main Campus

Chico Center

Glenn Center

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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