Inside Linfield - Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

Sexual misconduct and relationship violence response &  prevention

This document has been edited to adhere to changes in the federal guidelines for Title IX. The aspects of this policy with institutional discretion are currently under review and may change and become updated in the following weeks.

Linfield University Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures

Reporting Options

Emergency Resources

If this is an emergency or you feel your safety is at risk, call 911.

Linfield Public Safety: 503-883-7233

Area Director: 503-883-5433

Lines for Life Crisis Line (Anonymous) 1-844-842-8200

Willamette Valley Medical Center: 503-472-6131

Linfield University is committed to ongoing efforts to address sexual misconduct and relationship violence on its campus. To ensure a safe environment which fosters learning for its students, Linfield is continuously working to enhance its collaborative campus approach to respond to and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. 

It is our policy that no member of the College community shall engage in sexual misconduct or relationship violence against another member of the College or larger community and that, should this occur, the College will, to the extent it is able, support the victim and pursue sanctions against the perpetrator. Read Linfield's full Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures (page 22).

Sexual misconduct and relationship violence does not occur solely between specific types of people or in specific places; incidents of sexual misconduct and relationship violence can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, gender, age, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, clothing, demeanor, relationship status, or any other choice or identity.  The only person who is ever at fault for sexual misconduct and relationship violence is the perpetrator.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual misconduct or relationship violence, please access the resources listed here as a first step in caring for yourself and the Linfield community. 

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX can apply in areas such as athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and housing and residential services. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities, as well as sexual assault, which are forms of unlawful discrimination under Title IX.

Linfield has established a committee, consisting of a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators, each of whom have specific knowledge to respond to concerns in the areas described above. Inquiries related to this policy can be directed to the following:

Title IX Coordinator
Susan Hopp, Vice President of Student Affairs and Athletics/Dean of Students
Adrian Hammond, Title IX Investigator

Title IX Deputies:
Brenda DeVore Marshall, Professor Theatre & Communication Arts
Mary Ann Rodriguez, Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
Jeff Mackay, Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
Jane Samuels, Associate Athletic Director/Internal Operations, Athletics