Filing a Community Concern Form
The Community Concern form is available online HERE.
When sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior occur on campus, it affects our entire community. Because the College cares about the safety of its students and the climate of its community, we encourage you to communicate with us about your concerns—regardless of whether you believe any College policies have been violated. When the College is well-informed about what is happening on campus, decisions can be made to better support and protect our community.
If you prefer to speak to someone face-to-face, please contact the Dean of Students office (507-222-4075; x4075) to be connected to the appropriate Title IX team member. If anyone’s immediate safety is at risk, please contact Carleton Security at 507-222-4444; x4444.
What does it mean to submit a Community Concern Form?
The Community Concern form and the Complaint Process are two separate processes. Submitting a Community Concern is not the same as filing a Complaint under the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures. Complaints must be filed with the Title IX Coordinator. By submitting a Community Concern form, you are notifying the College of your concern. The College will then take reasonable action to provide for the safety of the campus, and to ensure that those affected are connected with appropriate support options. Unless the Dean of Students Office and the Title IX Coordinator believes that life or safety is compromised, we will not take action without communicating with you.
The College will respond promptly and effectively to your concern. If you choose to share your name or contact information, you can expect that staff will contact you within 24-48 hours to make sure that we understand your concern, gather additional information, and discuss next steps and support options for you and others involved. Additionally, all Carleton Faculty, Staff, and Peer Leaders in The Division of Student Life must report all instances of sexual misconduct of which they have been made aware.
You may request a copy of the information you submitted in a Community Concern Form at any time.
Note: All Carleton Faculty, Staff, and Student Life Peer Leaders cannot anonymously submit Community Concern Forms re: concerns that are sexual in nature.
Non-identifying information on Community Concern forms will also be used for statistical monitoring in compliance with the federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act only and will be kept confidential.