Other sources of support
Guidance and advice for students who are not entirely sure if they
are ready to file a formal report (with either the University or the
- Davison Health Center is available for sexual assault follow-up including STI treatment/prevention, and pregnancy prevention. The Health Center is open six days a week, and a physician is on call 24/7 while classes are in session. All fees for serviices, including testing, and treatment is waived in the event of a sexual assault. The Health Center does not administer a rape kit nore collect evidence for prosecution. A student who may be interested in pursuing legal prosecution is encouraged to seek care at the Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department.
- A student might choose to talk to a member of the
community who is not a confidential reporter, such as an RA or area
coordinator, a student activities staff member, a faculty member, the
SART intern, or a class dean. These members of the community are all
mandatory reporters. A mandatory reporter must file a report to the
University (through different channels depending on the department), and
if identifying details are used in that report, judiciary action might
- A student who is deciding whether to make a
formal report to the University should talk to the SART intern, any
member of the SART team, or Dean Rick Culliton or Scott Backer about the
process of reporting. Because these people fall into the category of
mandatory reporters, it is important to first ask what each individual’s
personal reporting responsibilities are in regards to how much
information you can disclose.
- You may also file a confidential
crime report through the Office of Public Safety. Because identifying
information is not included in this type of report, Public Safety cannot
investigate the incident and there cannot be formal judicial follow-up
by the University.