Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. [Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972]                                                                                                                                                             


To maintain safe and nondiscriminatory educational, living and working environments, Olympic College prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender. The Vice President for Equity & Inclusion serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator, with responsibility for coordinating and administering sexual misconduct prevention, response, and resolution, consistent with federal and state law.


Any student, employee, applicant, or visitor of Olympic College may contact the Title IX Coordinator at any time to file a complaint of sex- and gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Complainants have the right to make a report to the College, make a report to the police, do both or neither. The Coordinator will walk complainants through their resources and reporting options (see below) and, whatever they choose, offer them supportive measures. In the case of formal complaints, the Coordinator will explain to both the complainants and respondents the process for the investigation and resolution of the complaints and offer respondents supportive measures and resources as well.

Although the Coordinator will attempt to honor complainants’ requests for confidentiality, complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, individuals who are not prepared to make a report or formal complaint to the College, are still encouraged to contact a confidential resource. Confidential resources are generally not required to report information shared with them, with limited exceptions, such as threats of imminent harm or a legal obligation and child abuse or neglect.


Richard Sommer
Community Standards Officer/Interim Title IX Coordinator
Email: @email or @email
Phone: 360-475-7534
Mailing address: 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Submit a report online via OC Report It!