SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COMMITMENT
Sexual assault, including date/acquaintance Rape, is a very
serious concern of the Campus Security department. If you feel
you are a victim of a sexual assault on campus, the Campus Security
Department will guarantee the following:
- We will meet with you privately at a time and local place
of your choice, to take your report.
- We cannot and will not notify your parents without your consent.
- We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy,
sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.
- Our officers will not prejudge you, and you will not be blamed
for what occurred.
- We will assist you in arranging for any necessary hospital
treatment or other medical needs. We will assist in emergency
housing if needed.
- If you would feel more comfortable talking with a friend or
advocate of your choice present, we will do our best to accommodate
- We will fully investigate your case, and will help you to
achieve the best outcome. This may involve the assistance of the
Lewiston Police Department in the arrest and full prosecution of
the suspect responsible. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress
of the investigation .
- If you do not want us to contact the Police Department we
will not do so.
- We will assist you in privately contacting counseling and
other available resources.
- We will continue to be available to answer your questions,
to explain the system and process involved (i.e., the role of
police, prosecutor, courts, etc.), and to be a listening ear if
- We will consider your case regardless of your gender or the
gender or status of the suspect.
IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, CALL YOUR CAMPUS
SECURITY DEPARTMENT AT 792-2815 (OR EXT. 2815) OR (9)911 (anytime
of the day or night), to make a complaint.
What to do if you are raped:
- Try to remain calm. Evaluate your options/resources. Trust yourself,
go with your instincts.
- If you believe you are in danger, don't resist. Alternate options
are negotiating, verbal assertiveness, fleeing, screaming to attract
attention, physical resistance.
- Don't remain alone. Seek assistance.
What to do to help a rape victim:
- If OK with victim, connect victim with support (family, friend,
Rape Crisis, Student Counseling Services, etc.)
- If OK with victim, report to (9)911 immediately to increase chance
of catching assailant.
- Advise victim not to shower, bathe, destroy clothing, etc. It
is important to preserve all physical evidence.
- Be supportive, non-judgmental, confidential.
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