Rights of an individual reporting a sexual assault

Rights of an individual reporting a sexual assault

 

In all cases of sexual assault occurring on any Carl Sandburg College property or during any College sponsored events, the victim is afforded the following rights:

  • The right to seek treatment for medical and emotional needs following an assault.
  • The right to pursue counseling services offered by the College and to have a counselor present during any institutional proceedings.
  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect by campus personnel.
  • The right to be informed of available counseling and other services available.
  • The right to have assistance in reporting the assault to the local authorities and have a campus representative present.
  • The right to change academic, transportation or campus working environments.
  • The right to have the incident remain confidential. Required reports that are made public will not include identifying information about the victim to the extent permissible by law.
  • The right that the College will observe and enforce orders of protection, no contact orders, restraining orders or similar lawful orders issued by a criminal, civil or tribal court.
  • The right to refuse any and all of the above without reproach from any College personnel.
  • The right to be informed in writing of your rights and procedures for reporting an incident.