St. Cloud State University Policies & Procedures

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Current Status: Approved

Policy Type: All University

Department/Division: University

Effective Date: 02/02/2015

Last Updated: 04/21/2021

Applies To: Students, Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Contractors, Vendors

Responsible University Officer: Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Policy Owner: Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Policy Contact: Office for Institutional Equity & Access

Rationale

St. Cloud State University is committed to eliminating violence in all forms.

Policy

In recognition of, and in compliance with the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act; and changes to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Policy and Procedures regarding sexual violence (1B.3, and 1B.3.1). St. Cloud State University (SCSU) will provide reporting options, investigation and disciplinary process, prevention training and education, and other related services as appropriate to address issues related to all forms of violence.

SCSU adopts and adheres to the provisions and timelines of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustee’s 1B.1 and 1B.3 policies and associated procedures, which apply to all St. Cloud State University students, employees, and others as appropriate. These policies are not limited to reports or alleged violations that occur on University property or at University activities. The University reserves the right to take necessary action to protect the safety and welfare of the university community, which may include pursuing criminal or civil action.

Procedure

SCSU follows the 1B.3.1 procedure. As required by this procedure, SCSU provides specific information about sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and other types of sexual harassment and discrimination through a comprehensive institutional website. The website includes reporting options (including anonymous reporting and reporting to law enforcement), information about medical assistance, campus and community resource contacts, detailed information to provide support or guidance, education and prevention measures, links to training, and other valuable data. The site is meant to be a resource for the complainant, the respondent, and others who may be called upon to support or offer advice.

The comprehensive institutional website and the Board of Trustee’s policies can be found using the links in the Supporting URLs section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where can I find help if I am a victim, or have been accused, of sexual conduct in violation of this policy?

A: SCSU has created a robust, one-stop online resource with answers to this question and more. The website has an abundance of information and resources including but not limited to:

  1. Where and how to seek medical attention.
  2. The various reporting options available to you.
  3. Additional resources such safe housing, safety plans, or other specialized services.
  4. Contact information for advocates and support persons, both confidential and non-confidential.
  5. Training and prevention information.

 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact:

911 if in danger or in need of emergency medical attention.

  • Public Safety: (320) 308-3333; and/or
  • Local Law Enforcement: (320) 251-1200
  • The 24 hr. crisis line at the Central MN Sexual Assault Center at (320) 251-4357 (251- help) or at 1-800-237-5090

For confidential assistance, please contact any of the following. (All of these resources are available to you regardless of gender or sexual identity):

  • SCSU Women’s Center: (320) 308-4958 (main) or (320) 308-3995 (Assistant Director)
  • SCSU Counseling and Psychological Services: (320) 308-3171
  • SCSU Health Services: (320) 308-3191
  • Anna Marie’s Alliance 24-hour crisis hotline (320) 253-6900 or TTY (320) 258-3221
  • Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center (320) 251-4357 or 1-800-237-5090
  • National Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline 1-800-799-7233 

For non-confidential assistance, you may also contact:

  • SCSU Office for Institutional Equity & Access: (320) 308-5123
  • SCSU Online Reporting Form (may be anonymous)
  • Any SCSU Campus Security Authority (See terms and definitions on the Sexual Violence and Misconduct website)

For more detailed information about these resources and reporting options, please visit the Sexual Violence and Misconduct website (see Supporting URLs).

Keywords

Violence against women, VAWA, SAVE, relationship violence, abuse, affirmative consent, consent, anonymous reporting,  womens center, help, title ix, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, LGBT, LGBTQ, crisis

Supporting URLs

Websites, Related External Documents, Statutes

Definitions

Student

All Persons or group of persons who:

  1. Are enrolled in one or more courses, either credit or non-credit, through a college or university; or
  2. Withdraw, transfer, or graduate after an alleged violation of the code of student conduct; or
  3. Are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college or university; or
  4. Have been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid; or
  5. Are not college or university employees and are not enrolled in the institution but live in a college or university owned or controlled residence hall.

University Property

All land, buildings, facilities, parking lots and other property in the possession of, owned, rented, leased, maintained, or controlled by St. Cloud State University. The term Campus may be used interchangeably with University Property. 

Contacts

Responsible University Officer
   Simpson, Chocoletta A.
   Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
 
chocoletta.simpson@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-5123
Owner
   Simpson, Chocoletta A.
   Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
 
chocoletta.simpson@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-5123
Contact
   Rooney, Andrea L.
   Office for Institutional Equity & Access
 
andrea.rooney@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-5123

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