Assistance Following an Incident of Sexual Harassment

Immediate Assistance:

Persons who have complaints of sexual harassment may file their complaints with the Title IX Coordinator (Venessa Sandoval) located in the SKC Administration Building, or 406-275-4977.

Victims of sexual violence should get to a place of safety and call 911. Obtain necessary medical treatment; time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to a law enforcement officer, and college officials will aid in facilitating this process. Filing a police report will not obligate the complainant to prosecute, nor will it subject the reporting party to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will ensure that a complainant of sexual violence receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the complainant to the extent provided for by Montana law, and provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later.   


Ongoing Assistance:

In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the complainant, SKC may take interim measures such as changing living arrangements, work schedules, academic schedules, addressing transportation issues, withdraw from/retake a class without penalty, and access academic support (e.g., tutoring), leaves of absence, campus escort services, or similar measures. In addition, while an investigation is pending SKC may initiate a “no contact order” between the parties that carries a sanction of expulsion if violated.  

SKC does offers limited internal counseling options, however law enforcement officials and college representatives are available to facilitate access to additional support services, which may be obtained through the Center for Prevention and Wellness at 275-4913.  Additional community resources have provided telephone numbers and made available other services for students, faculty, staff and campus community members. SKC Center for Prevention and Wellness will assist any interested person in contacting these agencies.  

Additional Support Services:

  • Safe Harbor Campus Advocate 1  (406) 382-0918
    • Safe Harbor 24 Hour Hotline – 1 (406) 676-0800
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1 (800) 799-7233 (SAFE) 
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1 (800) 656-4673
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Salish Kootenai College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Salish Kootenai College | PO Box 70 | 58138 US Highway 93 | Pablo, MT 59855 | 406.275.4800.