Rape, sexual assault, forced or unwanted sexual contact, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such conduct on property owned, leased or controlled by the college is prohibited. Sexual contact shall be considered unwanted or without consent if:
- No clear consent is freely given voluntarily and with the knowledge of the nature of the act;
- Inflicted through force, threat of force, coercion; or
- Inflicted upon a person who is unconscious, or without the physical or mental capacity to give consent. Impairment caused by alcohol or drugs may be considered without consent.
Click here for a PDF copy of MHCC's Sexual Assault Brochures
Consent cannot be inferred from:
- Permission for one particular act or for a series of acts;
- A prior sexual, romantic or marital relationship; or
- An existing sexual, romantic or marital relationship.
Anyone who commits a sexual assault faces disciplinary sanctions and criminal charges. Students responsible for a sexual assault also are subject to administrative sanctions imposed by the associate dean of Student Success, including expulsion from the college.
College policies, procedures and student code of conduct related to sexual assaults and sexual harassment can be accessed on the college’s website:
Public Safety can assist students and employees with information and assistance related to sexual assaults, including:
- Reporting assaults to appropriate law enforcement agencies
- Preservation of evidence necessary for the investigation of sexual assault and prosecution of those responsible
- Notification of students of existing counseling, mental health or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community
- Options of changing academic situations after an alleged assault if such changes are reasonably available
Educational information on rape awareness as well as date/acquaintance rape and general sexual assault prevention is available at the Public Safety office in Room AC2330 on the Gresham Campus, at the Maywood Park Campus and The Bruning Center for Allied Health Education. Educational posters are also located in various locations at the Gresham Campus. MHCC sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year that serve to educate the community about sexual assault.
How to File a Complaint
Mt Hood Community College takes all claims of sexual assault seriously. If you are the victim of a sexual assault please contact the Title IX Coordinator by one of the following methods:
In Person: Human Resource Office, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030
Via Phone: 503-491-7530
Via email: R.Wardlow@mhcc.edu
The College has designated Randy Wardlow as the Title IX Coordinator to handle sexual misconduct complaints involving students.
For emergency situations or where personal safety is in danger, contact Public Safety (503-491-7911 or 911).