The Higher Education Amendments of 1992 enacted on July 23, 1992, require that the College provide information for preventing, reporting and investigating sex offenses that occur on campus. In addition, the College provides statistics on reported incidents of forcible and non-forcible sex offenses.
Sex offenses are considered reported when a report has been made to a Campus Police Officer and/or officials of the College who have significant responsibility for students and campus activities, but not including mental health or religious counselors.
Incidents which occur on or off campus, committed by students, and are reported to local law enforcement officials may result in college disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code. The College may proceed with a judicial hearing, independent from the criminal proceedings, to determine if the Student Conduct Code has been violated.
Persons wishing to make a formal report of a sexual assault to the College may:
- Report directly to a local law enforcement agency.
- Report directly to Fort Lewis College Campus Police.
- Report through any official of the College other than a mental or religious counselor.
It is important to obtain immediate medical care following a sexual assault, both to provide for the victim's well being and to document and collect physical evidence of the assault.
If the victim does not wish to make a formal report of a sexual assault, he or she is encouraged to contact:
If requested, options for changing class schedules and/or campus living arrangements will be discussed and reasonably provided by the College.
The Campus Counseling Center provides counseling and support groups for victim survivors. Counselors are available to support students through the reporting process.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Programs:
The topic on sexual assault is covered during the mandatory Freshman Orientation for all new students.
Student Housing provides programs on sexual misconduct and substance abuse for all campus residents throughout the year, especially during the first month of school.
The Campus Health Center, 970-247-7355, 170 Miller Student Center, provides informational brochures and wellness related counseling to help prevent sexual misconduct.
Kendra Gallegos Reichle, Student Wellness Initiatives Coordinator, located in 171 Student Union, provides workshops on sexual misconduct and substance abuse. Contact her at 970-247-7508.
A resource library of video tapes, pamphlets and other educational materials is available in the Housing Office and the Campus Counseling Center
Sex Offender Information:
Information concerning persons who are required by Colorado law to register as sex offenders, including registered sex offenders who are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at Fort Lewis College, may be obtained from the Fort Lewis College Police Department, Aspen Hall, Durango, CO 81301, 970-247-7491; Durango Police Department, 990 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, 970-385-2940; the La Plata County Sheriff's Department, 742 Turner Drive, Durango, CO 81301, 970-247-1157 or the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Convicted Sex Offender Site.