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Prevention and Support

Be involved and be aware! 

Every member of the RCC community has a responsibility to their fellow community members to do what they can to end sexual violence and harassment on and off campus.  Below are some ideas for being supportive and preventing yourself or someone else, from becoming a victim.

Prevention:
Online Student Trainings:

RCC offers free online student-centered trainings that cover a student's rights to be free from sexual harassment as well as advice on protecting yourself and practicing bystander intervention.  If you would like to be registered for these free courses please contact:

Chauncey Kieley
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
541-245-7632
ckieley@roguecc.edu

Safe Practices:
  • Call for a safety escort – RCC Security can be reached 24/7 at 541-218-2930.  During class hours RVC security can be reached at 541-218-2931.  RCC Safety awareness information can be found on the Safety & Security webpage.
  • Report suspicious persons, vehicles, and activities to RCC security.
  • Avoid traveling alone at night – use the “buddy system” and watch out for your neighbor.
  • Remember the locations of emergency phones on campus.
  • If you are in a situation you feel nervous about remove yourself from that situation.
  • Trust your instincts.  If you think something is not right leave and find an area with other people.
  • Always watch your drink and do not accept beverages from someone you do not know and trust.
  • Don’t leave social events with anyone you do not know and trust.
  • Have your keys in your hand.
  • Look inside your car before you get in.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  Do not walk and text.
Bystander Intervention:
  • Be aware, speak up, and get involved!
  • Watch out for your friends.
  • Make sure you are keeping yourself safe as well.
  • If you see someone in trouble, ask if they are OK.
  • If you see a friend or someone else, doing something wrong speak up.
  • Do not laugh at offensive or disrespectful jokes.
What friends can do:
  • Speak up! Call out your friends or classmates if they are being disrespectful in their behavior and language.  Do not perpetuate a culture of victim blaming or acceptance of assault.
  • Be courageous! Look at your own attitudes.  Think how your actions may impact others.
  • Help survivors! Meet them where they are.  Listen and gently ask what you can do to help.
Support:

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment RCC wants to help you move forward in the way that works best for you.  Please see our Advocacy and Resources page for information on where you can get help and advocacy.

Remember that you are not alone:
  • Sexual Assault is a problem on college campuses.  One in five women is assaulted while in college.
  • While women are the vast majority of victims, men are also assaulted, bullied, and stalked.
  • Most victims know the perpetrators.  Stranger rape accounts for only 14% of rapes and assaults.
  • You did nothing wrong.  What happened to you is not your fault.
How you can support a friend who has been a victim:
  • Listen and be there for your friend.  Do not judge or blame the victim.
  • Validate your friend’s experiences and actions.
  • Encourage your friend to seek medical attention and/or counseling.
  • Be patient.  It may take your friend some time to deal with their traumatic experience.
  • Respect your friend’s decisions, even if you do not agree with them.