There are two procedures to consider for addressing concerns of disability discrimination, racial and ethnic harassment, and sexual misconduct, the Informal Complaint Procedure and the Formal Complaint Procedure. All proceedings of informal and formal complaints are confidential and will be documented. In order to initiate Bethel’s response and resolution process under the applicable policy, you or another person must notify Cara Wald, the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer, who also serves as the Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer/Section 504 Compliance Officer. Cara Wald may be contacted at 651.635.8657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also choose to remain anonymous and submit an online anonymous report. This report is separate from initiating an informal or formal complaint through Bethel and is only viewed by those responsible for handling complaints under the applicable policy.
Regardless of whether a complaint has been received through the applicable informal or formal process or anonymously, Bethel may initiate an investigation of or take action against any disability discrimination, racial and ethnic harassment, or sexual misconduct occurring within the Bethel community. In the event that the person bringing the complaint does not wish to pursue the complaint process, any response by Bethel may be hindered by the person’s wishes for anonymity and/or inaction.
For those reporting sexual misconduct, the following confidential resources are available:
Bethel Counseling Services
For Minnesota residents:
SOS Sexual Violence Services
For San Diego residents:
San Diego County
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
- Center for Community Solutions (CCS) Rape Crisis Hotline: 888.385.4657
- Women's Resource Center (WRC): 760.757.3500