What Every Faculty & Staff Member Should Know

Faculty & Staff Responsibilities

Title IX

All Bellevue College employees are obligated to report Title IX concerns. Submitting a report does not automatically initiate an investigation. It does provide an opportunity for the parties involved to access supportive measures and learn about their options for formal and informal resolution processes.

Mandatory Reporting

Under RCW 26.44.030 and as outlined in Bellevue College’s policy 1470 Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse, all employees are required to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of a minor.

Helpful Tips

Prevention  Practices

  • Group Work – if students are to meet in person, remind them to meet in a public location vs. a home
  • Monitor any social media or online sites that are course or department related
  • Disclose your reporting obligation to students
  • Establish expectations – establish class engagement expectations up front
  • Interrupt – address problems, comments, and behaviors as they occur
  • Request a Title IX consultation/intervention – if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact BC’s Title IX Office.

WA State Employees

Washington State has created an educational pamphlet for state employees.

Last Updated March 11, 2021