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Skagit Valley College Resources

Confidential Resources

Discussing Title IX incidents with a Counselor at Skagit Valley College is considered a confidential resource. It is important to note that only Counselors have reporting protections and all other faculty and staff members are designated mandated reporters. Counselors will only make reports of incidents of Title IX issues when there is a clear and pervasive threat to the College community or when the person discussing the concerns gives the Counselor permission to do so.

Advocates: Advocates are persons at SVC designated to provide resources, assistance, and support to students who have witnessed or experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence. Advocates are exempt from mandated reporting except in circumstance in which an ongoing threat to health or safety exists.

Mount Vernon Campus
Nicole Harris
Lewis Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-16

Whidbey Island Campus
Julie Kunz
Old Main, 1900 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: (360) 679-5351

Counseling and Advising Services: Counselors at SVC can provide guidance and support to students in a confidential setting. Depending on the situation, the Counselor may not be mandated to report certain situations.

Mount Vernon Counseling and Advising Center
Lewis Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7654
Whidbey Island Student Services/Counseling
Old Main, 1900 SE Pioneer Way, Whidbey Island 98277
Phone: (360) 679-5319

Title IX Coordinator or Designee

Discussing Title IX incidents with the Title IX Coordinator or Designee provides the framework for Skagit Valley College to respond appropriately to gender-based harassment and/or discrimination. All employees of Skagit Valley College (with the exception of the confidential resources listed above) are considered mandated reporters for all incidents categorized under the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX. All reports will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator. 

Title IX Coordinator: The Title IX Coordinator is the lead administrator for all Title IX reports at Skagit Valley College. Contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions about the reporting or investigation processes or with questions about Skagit Valley College policies and procedures related to Title IX.

Carolyn Tucker
Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Administrative Annex, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7679

Designees: The Title IX Designees may serve as a back-up to the Title IX Coordinator and provide the same functions and resources as the Title IX Coordinator. 

Dave Paul
Vice President of Student Services
Lewis Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7738

Chad Pettay
Director of Residence Life and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Campus View Village, 2410 Sigmar Lane, #100, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7867

Community Resources

Victim and Survivor Advocacy


Community advocates provide some counseling services, resources, and assistance for persons who have experienced gender-based harassment and/or discrimination, particularly with relation to sexual and relationship violence. The following are local, regional, and national organizations committed to serve victims and survivors of sex or gender-based discrimination or harassment:


Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (SDVSAS)

Local 24-hour Hotline: 1-888-336-9591

Washington State 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-562-6025 

National 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE



Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA)

Phone: (360) 675-2232



Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands (DVSAS San Juans)

Phone: (360) 378-8680


Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Fleet & Family Support Center (for military service persons, Veterans, and dependents)

Address: 3675 W Lexington St, Oak Harbor, WA 98278-0000

Phone: (360) 257-8894


LGBTQ Resources


Protection from discrimination and harassment against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and other gender and sexual orientation communities are covered under Title IX and VAWA. The following regional and national organizations provide information, resources, and support to members of these communities experiencing discrimination:


The Trevor Project

National 24-hour Hotline: 1-866-488-7386


GLBT National Help Center

National 24-hour Hotline: 1-888-843-4564


GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

Phone: (617) 426-1350



It Gets Better Project


The Human Rights Campaign


Housing, Financial Assistance, and Basic Needs


Basic needs assistance programs provide individual and family support to persons experiencing financial hardship. Services such as housing assistance, food assistance, transportation, legal advocacy, health services, and other needs are offered to eligible persons throug the following local agencies:


Community Action of Skagit County
Address: 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7585


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Phone: 1-800-865-7801