In Case of Sexual Assault
If you have been sexually assaulted by a stranger or by someone you know, you should:
- Call 911 and campus security right away if you are in immediate danger.
- Call a supportive person, someone from the residential life staff or an advocate from a crisis line.
- Get medical help. Do not shower or clean yourself in any way after a sexual assault. Important physical evidence can be gathered up to 72 hours after an assault. You may also have physical injuries that need attention as well as concerns about pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
- Decide whether to file a report with the police and/or campus security. Consider meeting with the human rights officer to obtain information about filing a complaint under our Joint Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures. Sexual assault is a violation of the state criminal code and the CSB/SJU sexual assault policy. Violators could face disciplinary action under either or both judicial systems.
- Seek support and counseling. There are a variety of resources both on and off campus that can assist you.
For more information, contact Jody Terhaar, Dean of Students at CSB, (320) 363-5601; Mike Connolly, Dean of Students at SJU, (320) 363-3171; or Judy Bednar, faculty/staff human rights officer, (320) 363-5071.