Sexual Misconduct - Title IX

Perry Technical Institute (PTI) prohibits all forms of illegal gender and sex-based discrimination, which includes acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. PTI has a zero tolerance policy for gender and sex-based discrimination, and seeks to create and maintain a campus free from sexual misconduct. All members of the school community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The information on this page is designed to provide resources to assist students, staff, guests or visitors regardless of where the misconduct took place. Click on the button on this page to report an incident. Read the full Equity Resolution Process.

Resources

Perry Technical Institute faculty and staff are mandatory reporters. Once an employee becomes aware of an incident, they have an obligation to share it with the Title IX Coordinator. If, however, a student or employee desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with one of several off campus resources.

  • Comprehensive Healthcare, 509-575-4084
  • Lower Valley Crisis and Support Center Hotline, 509-837-6689
  • Rape Crisis and Victim Services Hotline, 817-927-2737
  • YWCA, 509-248-7796
  • Yakima County Sexual Assault Resource Center 24-Hour Line, 509-575-4200 or 800-572-8122
  • Yakima Sexual Assault Unit Hotline, 509-452-9675

While absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed throughout the investigation, the school makes every effort to only inform others on a need-to-know basis.

For more information on your rights and resources, click HERE.

Reporting

All incidents should be reported promptly. Use a Campus Complaint Form or the button on this page to report an incident.

Report an incident of sexual misconduct to:

Title IX Coordinator
titleix@perrytech.edu 
509-453-0374

If any complaint is made to a faculty or staff member, the faculty or staff member is required to inform the student of available services and should immediately contact the Title IX Coordinator.

All incidents of sexual misconduct will be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and those incidents will be investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. 

Off Campus Confidential Reporting

If a student or employee desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with one of several off campus resources

  • Comprehensive Healthcare, 509-575-4084
  • Lower Valley Crisis and Support Center Hotline, 509-837-6689
  • Rape Crisis and Victim Services Hotline, 817-927-2737
  • YWCA, 509-248-7796
  • Yakima County Sexual Assault Resource Center 24-Hour Line, 509-575-4200 or 800-572-8122
  • Yakima Sexual Assault Unit Hotline, 509-452-9675
What is a Title IX Coordinator?

Perry Technical Institute has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to oversee all possible complaints of sexual discrimination (including gender-based discrimination, and discrimination related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression), including allegations of sexual misconduct. The federal government has required that all schools receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one Title IX Coordinator and publish the name, office address, telephone number, and email address of this employee. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Title IX Coordinator, you may contact Perry Technical Institute’s Title IX Coordinator:

The Compliance Office is located within the Main Office
509-453-0374
titleix@perrytech.edu

What are my rights when I report?

The person filing the incident report and the accused have rights in any process conducted under these procedures by the College:

  1. The opportunity/right to speak on one’s own behalf.
  2. To be accompanied by an advisor or support person who may take notes and advise the complainant, but who may not otherwise participate.
  3. To provide names of witnesses who can speak about the alleged conduct at issue.
  4. To present evidence on one’s own behalf.  Individuals should retain all evidence which may be relevant including documents, texts, e-mails, digital messages and the like.
  5. To report incidents to law enforcement.
  6. Protection from retaliation for having filed an incident report or participating in the investigation.
  7. The right to a written report on the decision of the investigator including an explanation of the alleged violations of this policy, sanctions and remedies, if any.
  8. To appeal the outcome of the investigation.
  9. In the event of an appeal by either party:
    1. To receive a copy of the appeal.
    2. To receive a written decision on the appeal.
What happens when there is a report of sexual misconduct or discrimination?

The formal investigation, which normally will start within 48 hours of receipt of the incident report (two college business days) typically, will include the following actions:

  1. Initial meeting with person filing the incident report (claimant) to:
    1. Review the written incident report with the claimant and assess whether Title IX applies;
    2. Review  rights and options with respect to the incident reported;
    3. Review relevant interim protective measures.
  2. If Title IX applies, PTI will assign two neutral members of the Title IX Compliance Team (referred to as investigators) to meet with the claimant. At this meeting they will also:
    1. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;
    2. Ask for names of witnesses with knowledge of the event.
  3. Initial meeting with the person(s) accused (respondent):
    1. Review  the written  incident report;
    2. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;
    3. Review of rights and options with respect to the incident reported;
    4. Review of relevant interim protective measures;
    5. Ask for names of witnesses with knowledge of the event.
  4. Meetings with witness(es) with knowledge of events.
  5. Review of all relevant documentation.
  6. Follow-up meeting(s) or contact(s) with the person filing the incident report and the respondent to ascertain additional information, to clarify information, and to update on the status of the investigation process. 
  7. At the conclusion of the investigation, the person conducting the investigation will retain all records and notes of the investigation.
  8. The person conducting the investigation shall prepare a written report, including the summary of findings and outcomes, including sanctions or remedial actions.  
  9. Thereafter, a copy of the summary of findings, including any sanctions and remedies, will be provided to the individual filing the incident report and the accused.

Depending on the nature of the incident report, the complexity of the issues and events, number and availability of witnesses, the amount of information to be gathered and reviewed and other factors, PTI will attempt to complete the investigation as soon as practical, and a determination regarding the reported harassment will be made and communicated to the complainant and to the accused harasser.

If a complaint of prohibited harassment is substantiated, appropriate corrective action, up to and including dismissal, will be taken. Appropriate action will also be taken to correct the effects of the harassment and to deter any future harassment.


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