Lincoln North Mountain Hospital E. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ Crisis Hotlines You can speak to one of the national hotlines that specializes in assisting those in the immediate aftermath of sexual violence in complete confidence. National Sexual Assault Hotline: GCU can issue a "no-contact order" which prohibits all in-person and electronic contact between the parties involved.
We can also assist with changes to academic, living or work situations. You may be able to obtain a protective order from a court; a violation of the protection order can result in criminal charges being issued. GCU will enforce external protective orders. The Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic can assist with basic medical needs, but cannot perform sexual assault forensic exams.
Reporting an Incident You have multiple options when reporting sexual misconduct. You can choose to pursue all, some or none of these options. While you are not required to file the report immediately after the assault, it is important to preserve any evidence. If you report the issue to GCU, we are obligated by law to investigate and respond, even if you also file a criminal complaint.
Public Safety can help you obtain information regarding reporting to the police or obtaining an order of protection as well as assist you with filing a criminal complaint. You may also contact the Phoenix Police Department directly at A criminal complaint is subject to the applicable criminal laws and statutes.
It is important to note that GCU is required to conduct their own Title IX investigation, regardless of a criminal complaint being filed with the police or not. If you choose to provide your contact information, GCU will contact you to offer information and support. If you do not provide contact information, GCU's ability to thoroughly investigate and respond to the report will be severely limited.
The standard of proof is "a preponderance of the evidence," or "more likely than not," and GCU can institute penalties ranging from a formal warning to expulsion.
View Policy For Confidential Assistance If you do not wish to file a formal complaint, but do want help with finding resources to assist you, contact the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic.
Anything discussed with medical personnel remains completely confidential. The Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic can offer medical and counseling services as well as connect you with other campus resources that may be beneficial to you. It is important to note that all other campus faculty and staff are mandatory reporters. University Title IX Procedures GCU thoroughly investigates sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints, regardless of if the incident occurred on or off campus.
In most cases, GCU provides multiple options for investigation and resolution of complaints based on how the claimant wishes to proceed. Investigations are required to utilize the preponderance of evidence standard "more likely than not".
GCU is committed to: Grievance procedures that provide for the prompt, effective and equitable resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints Ensuring staff thoroughly, reliably and impartially investigate all complaints Taking prompt and immediate steps to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effects Protecting the claimant, respondent and campus community during and upon the conclusion of the investigation Providing specific information on how investigations are conducted is found in the Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy.