Report a Sexual Misconduct Incident

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Title IX is a civil rights law passed in 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in educational settings that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and other gender-based conduct violations are all considered discrimination, regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the reporting party and the accused. Gender discrimination impacts a student’s or employee’s ability to fully benefit from the programs and services offered at Brightpoint.

Brightpoint is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Title IX Policy on Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Unwelcome physical contact, such as touching
  • Persistent, unwelcome requests for a relationship or sexual contact
  • Requests for romantic or sexual contact from someone who grades, advises or supervises you
  • Unwelcome sexual remarks about a person’s clothing, body, sexuality or sexual orientation
  • Sexual violence and sexual assault
  • Using technology and/or social media to spread rumors, share compromising photos/videos, or make persistent unwelcome sexual advances

Reporting an Assault

If an assault occurs:

Get to a safe place.

Call 911 or if the incident occurred on campus, call Security Services:

804-796-4025 (Chester)
804-897-6678 (Midlothian)

College faculty and staff members can also assist you in reporting the incident. For assistance, contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Sandra Kirkland, Dean of Students

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Michelle Spencer, Associate Dean of Students

Additional Resources

Prevention Education

Brightpoint is committed to educating the college community about sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, in an effort to do our part in combating the epidemic of interpersonal violence experienced by college students around the country.

The primary educational tool offered by the college is an online, interactive program called Safe Colleges by Vector Solutions. New students will receive an email invitation and instructions to complete the Vector Solutions program each fall and spring semester, in addition to the program being offered as an assignment in the SDV 100 courses.

If you are a Brightpoint or CCWA student and are interested in completing the Safe Colleges by Vector Solutions online program, please email Michelle Spencer to request access to it.