The College has many ways in which members of the campus community can report issues of concern or can seek help for themselves or others.

Discriminatory and Bias-Related Harassment

This form is designed to provide College of Wooster students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors, or others with an online method to report specific information related to alleged incidents of discriminatory and bias-related harassment. If your safety is at risk, please call 9-1-1!

You are not required to complete the entire form in order for the complaint to be submitted. The College will use the information provided to begin an investigation; please note that if the report does not contain specific information, the College’s investigation and response may be limited.

Submissions are anonymous unless identifying information is provided in the report. Reports go directly to the College’s Bias incident Response Team (BIRT) for further action. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 330-263-2545.

Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

This form is designed to provide College of Wooster students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors, or others with an online method to report specific information related to alleged incidents of sex or gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation. If your safety is at risk, please call 9-1-1!

Submissions are anonymous unless identifying information is provided in the report. Reports go directly to the College’s Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Lori Makin-Byrd (330-263-2017), for further action.

Read more about the College’s policy on discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Hazing

File a report of Hazing

Hazing is a crime in the State of Ohio. As defined by the law, hazing is “doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person.” Under Ohio law, legal action may be taken against any participant in hazing or against anyone at the College who knew or who reasonably should have known of the hazing and did not make an attempt to prevent it. Every member of the campus community is required to report any incidents of hazing or suspicions of hazing that come to their attention.

Beall Avenue Incident Report

File a report of a Beall Avenue Incident

This form is designed to provide College of Wooster students, staff, and faculty with an online method to report specific information related to concerns of harassment and/or discrimination that occur on Beall Avenue or in the surrounding community. Information provided here can help Security and Protective Services as well as local law enforcement develop a profile and/or pattern of occurrence that may help to identify persons or vehicles that are engaged in discriminatory and/or harassing behavior. Submissions can be anonymous.

If your safety is at risk, please call 9-1-1! If possible, please contact Security and Protective Services immediately when the incident occurs at 330-263-2590.

Medical Assistance Amnesty for Alcohol/Drug Concerns

There are times when a student may consume alcohol to a level of extreme intoxication or a student may have a medical emergency following the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Signs of a medical emergency may include but are not limited to vomiting, loss of coordination or balance, loss of consciousness, and/or bouts of unresponsiveness. In those cases, the College considers the safety, health, and well-being of students paramount to documenting students for minor violations of the code of student conduct. To encourage students to seek help for students who are in need of medical assistance, under those circumstances, the College will consider Medical Assistance Amnesty for both the student in need of medical assistance and the student(s) seeking help on behalf of that student.

Read more about Medical Assistance Amnesty

If someone is in need of medical assistance, please contact Security and Protective Services at 330-263-2590 or call 9-1-1!

Other Resources Available to Assist Members of the Community

Medical Assistance Amnesty

Medical Assistance Amnesty

The College of Wooster is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the campus community. There are times when a student may consume alcohol to a level of extreme intoxication or a student may have a medical emergency following the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Signs of a medical emergency may include but are not limited to vomiting, loss of coordination or balance, loss of consciousness, and/or bouts of unresponsiveness. In those cases, the College considers the safety, health, and well-being of students paramount to documenting students for minor violations of the code of student conduct. To encourage students to seek help for students who are in need of medical assistance under those circumstances, the College will consider Medical Assistance Amnesty for both the student in need of medical assistance and the student(s) seeking help on behalf of that student.

The College may apply Medical Assistance Amnesty as a resolution to minor policy violations under the following circumstances:

  • For a student who requires medical assistance.
  • For a student who is a victim of certain crimes, such as physical assault, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct.
  • For a student who is assisting another student in need of medical assistance.
  • For a student who is reporting a serious crime and/or policy violation to the appropriate authorities.

The determination of whether or not Medical Assistance Amnesty is granted is based on the totality of the circumstances and is determined by the Dean of Students Office. The list of minor policy offenses for which a student may be granted Medical Assistance Amnesty includes:

The granting of Medical Assistance Amnesty by The College of Wooster has no bearing on any criminal or civil proceeding that may be filed through the City of Wooster or State of Ohio court systems.

Medical Assistance Amnesty may or may not be granted under some circumstances. Examples include:

  • When there are multiple or repeated incidents involving the same student;
  • In cases in which a drug offense could result in a criminal arrest or a felony drug violation, e.g., when drug paraphernalia is present and State law requires that it be reported; or
  • When a student has a history of conduct violations at the College. (Exception: If the student is a victim of a crime, their history of conduct violations does not prevent the granting of Medical Assistance Amnesty.)

In cases where Medical Assistance Amnesty is granted, no violation of the code of student conduct will be recorded against the student. However, the College reserves the right to require a student to complete one or more educational programs in lieu of formal, judicial sanctioning. Failure to complete the required program(s) may result in the loss of Medical Assistance Amnesty in which case the College would proceed with formal charges against the student for the policy violation(s).

Safe Harbor

The College of Wooster believes that students with substance addictions or dependencies deserve the opportunity to seek assistance outside of the threat of drug tests or judicial sanctions without concern for charges of minor policy violations being filed through the student conduct process. Students who voluntarily seek assistance for themselves may be granted Safe Harbor. In consideration of the safety, health, and well-being of the student, the College reserves the right to require a student to complete one or more educational programs and/or to agree to a written action plan to address the addiction/dependency. Failure to complete the required educational programs and/or to follow the written action plan may nullify the Safe Harbor protection.