Express a Community Concern

By submitting a Community Concern, you are demonstrating that you care about the people in our Carleton Community and you expect that they will treat each other with respect. Thank you for your care. We will likewise take care to respect your privacy and offer you the support and resources you deserve.

When should I submit a Community Concern?

Whenever you believe that concerning behavior is affecting you or other members of our community. There is no concern that is too minor — by communicating with our community about what kind of behavior we expect from each other, we strengthen our community standards.

When the college is informed of what is occurring on campus, we can:

  • intervene if we perceive troubling patterns of behavior
  • connect community members with support and resources
  • identify what topics should be included in community education and prevention efforts

Where does a Community Concern form go?

When you submit a Community Concern, it goes to one of several locations.

  • Incidents involving students that are of a general concern are sent to the Dean of Students Office.
  • If the concern regards behavior of a sexual nature, it is routed to the Title IX Coordinator. It may also be included in annual federally-mandated statistics reports and in campus reports of sexual misconduct.
  • When there is a concern about faculty, staff, or visitors, the form goes to either the Title IX Deputy or Human Resources, depending on the type of concern.
  • If you are a peer leader in Student Life, the form will also be forwarded to your work supervisor.

What type of follow-up should I expect?

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. 

For additional information about support resources and procedures for responding to sexual misconduct, please see our Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response website.