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Title IX Report an Incident

Report an Incident

We encourage individuals to use our online incident report form to report prohibited conduct. Once submitted, this form is routed to the Spelman College Title IX & Compliance office staff.

If you would like to schedule a meeting to speak with the Title IX & Compliance staff, we encourage members of the community to utilize the Request a Meeting form. Requesting a meeting is different from reporting an incident.

College Reporting Process

Sexual and gender-based discrimination and/or violence by members of the College community should be immediately reported to Spelman College’s Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. A formal complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information below.

Director or Title IX & Compliance - Jaray Mazique, Ed.D.
Milligan, Room 2305

Associate Director of Title IX & Compliance – Kristin Couch
Milligan, Room 2305

Incident(s) involving a student(s):
Dean of Students - Sylvia D. Griffin
Student Affairs

Incident(s) involving staff/contractor(s):
Human Resources - Bernadette Cohen
Rockefeller Hall, Room 301
Incident(s) involving faculty:
Interim Provost - Dolores Bradley Brennan, Ph.D.
Rockefeller Hall, Room 106B

Reporting to Law Enforcement

Students, faculty and staff who have experienced an incident of sexual or gender based violence can file an incident report with College officials, public safety and/or local law enforcement. They may also seek assistance from College officials in making these reports.

Upon request, College officials are available to provide assistance with making such reports. Reporting to law enforcement is not required. Anyone considering filing a report with the College or law enforcement is encouraged to preserve any evidence of sexual misconduct.

Spelman College Public Safety | 404-525-6401
Local Police: 9-1-1

Filing a Complaint with the Office of Civil Rights

If you have concerns about the way in which an institution is handling a Title IX violation, you have the right to file a formal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) handles all Title IX complaints. Generally, an OCR complaint must be filed within 180 days of the incident. Electronic complaint forms can be found on the OCR’s website.

Reporting an Incident to Another AUC Institution

If you experience sexual misconduct on any other college campus in the Atlanta University Center Consortium, please know there are options available to help you. The Spelman Title IX & Compliance Office is available to support you through the process of reporting an incident that has occurred on another campus or involved a student or employee of another college/ university.

Incident(s) involving students or employees at Clark Atlanta University

Ramona Roman

Title IX Coordinator
Harkness Hall, Room 206
CAU Title IX Website
CAU Submit a Report Online

Incident(s) involving students at Morehouse College

Morehouse Title IX Website
Morehouse Submit a Report Online

Incident(s) involving students at Morehouse School of Medicine

Marla Thompson

Amnesty for Victims and Witness

Spelman College encourages the reporting of misconduct and crimes by victims and witnesses. Sometimes, victims or witnesses are hesitant to report to College officials or participate in resolution processes because they fear that they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the best interest of this community that as many victims as possible choose to report to College officials, and that witnesses come forward to share what they know. To encourage reporting, Spelman College pursues a policy of offering victims of misconduct and witnesses amnesty from minor policy violations related to the incident. 
Sometimes, students are hesitant to offer assistance to others for fear that they may get themselves in trouble (for example, as student who has been using marijuana underage might hesitate to help take a sexual misconduct victim to the Campus Police). The College pursues a policy of amnesty for students who offer help to others in need. While policy violations cannot be overlooked, the College will provide educational options, rather than punishment, to those who offer their assistance to others in need.

Mandated Reporter

Most Spelman College employees (faculty, staff and administrators) are expected to report actual or suspected discrimination or harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator immediately, though there are some limited exceptions.

Additionally, some student employees, including Resident Assistants and Building Monitors, are required to report incidents to the Title IX Coordinators, while acting in their employment capacity. Reporting parties may want to consider carefully whether they share personally identifiable details with non-confidential employees, as those details must be shared by the employee with the Title IX and Compliance Director and/or Deputy Coordinators. To seek assistance confidentially, please review the list of confidential resources.

Failure of a Mandated Reporter to report an incident or incidents of sex or gender harassment or discrimination of which they become aware, is a violation of college policy and can be subject to disciplinary action for failure to comply with College policies.