Preventing and Reporting Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Misconduct

Riverland Community College is committed to a safe learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff, and others who visit our campuses. Incidents of harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, and misconduct should be reported and will be investigated according to our policies and procedures.

Student Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct is designed to promote attitudes conducive to learning; hold students accountable for violating College standards, and protect the due process rights of those charged with Student Conduct Code violations. All students are expected to comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Riverland has an obligation to investigate conduct that interferes with the rights of others, threatens College property, or interferes with the College’s educational mission. Riverland also supports local, state, and federal laws. Report a conduct violation if you feel the code of conduct has not been followed.

Report Student Conduct 

Policy

 

Witness Report

Witness Report Form for Criminal Activity and Other Concerns

Reporting criminal activity and other concerns can help the College effectively deal with an incident or pattern of behavior that may inhibit our learning environment. Since it allows for anonymous reporting it may increase the likelihood that criminal activity will be reported. Please keep in mind that if the report is anonymous or lacking necessary information the University and/or law enforcement may be limited in what can be done. 

Report "I Witness" activity

 

Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence prevention

Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual and is prohibited at Riverland Community College.

Riverland Community College is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy.

Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law, or other Board Policies that may require separate proceedings.

To further its commitment against sexual violence, Riverland Community College provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, and prevention training or other related services as appropriate in accordance with Title IX federal law.  

Report sexual violence and misconduct

Policy

 

Harassment and Discrimination

Discrimination and Harassment Information

Riverland Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education. Harassment and discrimination have no place in a learning or work environment.

In order to provide equal opportunities for all students and employees, Riverland has adopted Minnesota State Board Policy 1B.1, Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education, and Minnesota State Board Procedure 1B.1.1 Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution in full.           

Report  Complaint

Policy

 

Campus Security Authority

If you have concerns about safety on any of Riverland’s campus, please contact Mike Howe, Safety Administrator.  In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Mike Howe, Safety Administrator
Mike.Howe@riverland.edu
507-433-0621

 

concerns@riverland.edu

507-396-0410

 

CAMPUS CONTACT INFORMATION

Mike Howe
Safety Administrator
507-433-0621
Mike.Howe@riverland.edu

Chelsea Anderson
Dean of Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator
507-433-0829
Chelsea.Anderson@riverland.edu

Karen Irwin
Chief Human Resources Officer/ADA Coordinator (for Employees)
507-433-0692
Karen.Irwin@riverland.edu

 

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

Riverland Counselors

Paul Anderson
Austin & Albert Lea
507-433-0698

Steve Zmyewski
Austin
507-433-0801

You can also reach a Riverland Counselor by email at counselors@riverland.edu, or by calling 507-433-0600 or 1-800-247-5039 (Toll-free).

 

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RESOURCES

Freeborn County Crime Victims Crisis Center
203 W Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007-1246
507-373-2223 (24 hours)

Mower County Crime Victims Resource Center
101 14th St NW
Austin, MN 55912
507-437-6680 (24 hours)

Crisis Resource Center of Steele County
125 W Front St.
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-451-1202 (24 hours)