Incidents of sexual misconduct, gender based violence, or discrimination are handled by Benje Douglas, the Title IX Coordinator at Bowdoin College. Upon receipt of a report, Benje will take all reasonable steps to ensure the support and safety of those involved, as well as the campus community. This usually involves reaching out to the survivor of the misconduct to offer campus resources and any necessary protection.
After reporting an incident:
- you will have an initial meeting with Benje Douglas to discuss immediate safety concerns
- you will be linked to potential resources
- you will be treated with respect and dignity as you think through how you would like to proceed
The College encourages reporting sexual misconduct and gender based violence in all cases. Students or survivors who report misconduct will generally not be held responsible for actions that might constitute a violation of the Social Code, as long as their actions did not put another student or the community at risk.