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Rape is forced sexual intercourse (oral, vaginal, or rectal). It includes psychological coercion and/or physical force. Both women and men of any age can become victims of rape.
If you are located in St. Paul, you are encouraged to go to Regions Hospital Emergency Department (ED) as soon as possible after the assault. Regions Hospital (651-254-3306) is located at 640 Jackson in St. Paul. Information about the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) program can be found at 651-254-1611.You may go to the Regions ED by yourself or with a friend. You may also call your area Police Department (St. Paul) at 651-291-1111 or 911 for protection and transportation to the hospital.
You will be met at Regions ED by an Sexual Offense Services counselor (S.O.S.) and a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.). The S.O.S. counselor will provide emotional support and confidential counseling. The S.A.N.E. nurse will provide sensitive and expert medical care.
If you are located in Minneapolis, you are encouraged to follow the recommendations above, and to contact the Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) of Hennepin County Medical Center at 612-873-5832.
Sexual Offense Services 651-643-3006 24-hour crisis counseling and referral Rape and Sexual Abuse Center612-825-4357 24-hour crisis help line National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 or 1-800-656-HOPE St. Paul Police Department 651-291-1111 Hamline Security/Escort Service 651-523-2100Hamline Hall DirectorsDrew/Sorin: 651-523-2087Manor/Heights: 651-523-2422Apartments: 651-523-2515Battered Women's Crisis Line 651-646-099424-hour Metro Shelter Information
Associate Dean of Students/Judicial Officer651-523-2421Assistant Dean of Students, Law School651-523-2966Counseling & Health Services651-523-2204Religious and Spiritual Life Office651-523-2315 Residential Life651-523-2061
Sexual Assault includes any unwanted sexual contact between a victim and an offender. This contact may or may not include force. Examples are verbal threats, grabbing and fondling. Both women and men, of any age, can become victims of sexual assault.An act of sexual assault may be committed by a stranger or an acquaintance. In either case, we encourage you to take immediate action. This was not your fault. Your first thought should be to take care of yourself.
Tell someone you trust, such as a friend, a faculty person, your hall director or RA, a family member or counselor. They can provide support and accompany you to other services.Seek immediate medical attention. If necessary, medical personnel can confidentially screen for injury and evidence. These exams are completely confidential and their results are not given to the police unless you give permission.Immediate emotional support and/or ongoing professional counseling is helpful in dealing with the effects of your traumatic experience. This is also true for friends of someone who has experienced an assault.
Sexual assault is a crime. Your safety and protection are important. Call the police 651-291-1111 (St. Paul), 911 or Hamline Security 651-523-2100 for protection and to report the assault.You may file charges both through the Hamline University disciplinary process and through the State court system. To get information about the campus judicial process, contact the Associate Dean of Students 651-523-2421.Information about Hamline's sexual violence policy is available.Sexual violence is a devastating event in any life. If you think you have been sexually assaulted or raped, you will find compassionate and knowledgeable support and help from the counseling and nursing staff at Hamline University's Counseling and Health Services office, located in Manor, Room 16.
Hamline University encourages individuals who believe they have been sexually assaulted to pursue criminal action against the alleged perpetrator of the sexual assault. An individual may pursue criminal action and an internal campus complaint concurrently. Retaliation against an individual who brings a complaint or participates in an investigation of sexual assault or pursues legal action is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Victims of sexual violence have these rights:
You may file charges both through the Hamline University disciplinary process and through the State court system. To get information about the campus judicial process, contact the Dean of Students 651-523-2421.
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