In compliance with the Clery Act, a federally mandated campus security and crime statistics policy, Whitman College reports and publishes the number of sexual misconduct incidents which are reported to us each year.  Under the guidelines of the Clery Act, sexual misconduct incidents are reported under the categories of Forcible Sex Offenses and Non-Forcible Sex Offenses.  There is no differentiation between completed and attempted sex offenses in the statistical disclosure.  The two headings can be further broken down into the following categories:

Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Forcible Rape
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Sexual Assault with an Object
  • Forcible Fondling

Non-Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Incest
  • Statutory Rape

In compliance with the Clery Act, crime statistics are reported on a calendar year (January-December) rather than an academic year.  Statistics for the "new" year must be reported and published by October 1 of the following year.  Whitman College includes all sexual misconduct incidents reported, including those that are reported using our anonymous, confidential reporting site (whitman.edu/assist).  Listed below are Whitman College's sexual offense statistics for the three most current years (2014, 2013, 2012).

2014 (7  incidents on campus/7 incidents off-campus reported)

Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Forcible Rape-10 (5 on-campus, 5 off-campus)
  • Forcible Sodomy--0
  • Sexual Assault with an Object--0
  • Forcible Fondling-4 (2 on-campus, 2 off-campus)

Non-Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Incest--0
  • Statutory Rape--0

2013 (7 incidents on campus/4 incidents off-campus reported)

Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Forcible Rape-9 (6 on-campus, 3 off-campus)
  • Forcible Sodomy--0
  • Sexual Assault with an Object--0
  • Forcible Fondling-2 (1 on campus, 1 off-campus)

Non-Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Incest--0
  • Statutory Rape--0

2012 ( 4 incidents on campus/2 incidents off-campus reported)

Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Forcible Rape-3 (1 on campus, 2 off-campus)
  • Forcible Sodomy--0
  • Sexual Assault with an Object--0
  • Forcible Fondling-3 (3 on-campus, 0 off-campus)

Non-Forcible Sex Offenses

  • Incest--0
  • Statutory Rape--0

In addition to the sex offense categories listed above, the Clery Act also requires the separate reporting of stalking, dating violence and domestic violence incidents for the most current year, in compliance with the Campus SaVE Act. In 2014, this included:

  • 1 incident of stalking
  • 2 incidents of dating violence
  • 0 incidents of domestic violence