Title IX

Reporting

Victims of sexual misconduct or individuals aware of an incident are encouraged to immediately report the assault by sending an email to TitleIX@mclennan.edu or contacting one of the departments below.

Name
Building
Phone
Email
Drew Canham
Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building
Room 408
254-299-8645
Campus Police
Student Services
1st Floor
254-299-8911
Counseling Services
Wellness and Fitness
Room 101
254-299-8210

Report Anonymously

Any student or employee may report alleged offenses anonymously through Lighthouse Reporting.

What To Do If You Are A Victim

If you are the victim of sexual misconduct, gender-based violence or the crimes of rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence, some or all of these safety suggestions may guide you after an incident has occurred:

  1. Go to a safe place and speak with someone you trust. Tell this person what happened. If there is any immediate danger, contact McLennan’s Campus Police at 254-299-8911 if you are on campus or call 911 if you are off campus.
  2. Consider securing immediate professional support (e.g.: counseling, victim advocacy, medical services, etc.) to assist you in the crisis.
  3. If you are on campus during regular business hours, you may go to Counseling Services in the Wellness & Fitness building, room 101, for support and guidance.
  4. For your safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined as soon as possible, ideally within 120 hours, is important in the case of rape or sexual assault. The hospital will arrange for a specific medical examination at no charge. To preserve evidence, it is recommended that you do not bathe, shower, douche, eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, urinate, defecate or change clothes before receiving medical attention. Even if you have already taken any of these actions, you are still encouraged to have prompt medical care, and evidence may still be recoverable.

    Typically, if police are involved or will be involved, they will obtain evidence from the scene, and it is best to leave things undisturbed until their arrival. They will gather bedding, linens or unlaundered clothing and any other pertinent articles that may be used for evidence. It is best to allow police to secure items in evidence containers, but if you are involved in transmission of items of evidence, such as to the hospital, secure them in a clean paper bag or clean sheet, to avoid contamination.

    If you have physical injuries, photograph or have them photographed, with a date stamp on the photo. Record the names of any witnesses and their contact information. This information may be helpful to the proof of a crime, to obtain an order of protection or to offer proof of a campus policy violation. Try to memorize details (physical description, names, license plate number, car description, etc.), or even better, write notes to remind you of details, if you have time and the ability to do so. If you obtain external orders of protection (e.g. restraining orders, injunctions, protection from abuse), please notify Campus Police (254-299-8860) or the campus Title IX Coordinator, Drew Canham, Vice President of Student Success, at dcanham@mclennan.edu or by phone at 254-299-8645.
  5. Even after the immediate crisis has passed, consider seeking support from Counseling Services and/or the Advocacy Center in Waco at 254-752-7233 or 888-867-7233.
  6. Contact Campus Police if you need assistance with college-related concerns, such as no-contact orders or other protective measures. Campus Police will also assist in any needed advocacy for students who wish to obtain protective or restraining orders from local authorities. The college is able to offer reasonable academic accommodations, changes to living arrangements, transportation accommodations, escorts, no-contact orders, counseling services access and other resources as needed by a victim.