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Hamline University encourages all students, faculty, or staff who have experienced sexual misconduct to seek the support and assistance necessary to heal and to plan for their future safety and success as an employee or student.
If you have an emergency, visit our emergency medical resources page for information on where to get medical attention and how to preserve evidence.
Select one of the resources below to get help from the university, the police, or the community.
Help from Hamline
Hamline University has many on campus resources and support systems in place to help you.
Report to the police
Our campus security can help you through the reporting process with the police or can contact an adviser to assist.
Things to consider
If you recently experienced sexual assault we encourage you to consider your safety, preserving evidence, seeking medical attention as soon as possible, reporting the sexual misconduct, seeking accommodations and other assistance.
If you are concerned about your immediate safety, call Safety and Security at 651-523-2100 or 911. If there are no safety risks or serious injuries, go to a safe place and contact a friend or family member, your RA or NSM, or someone that you trust to stay with you.
It is important to preserve physical evidence of an assault even if you do not yet know whether you want to report the assault or pursue filing a complaint. Evidence is best collected as soon as possible or at least within 120 hours of the incident. Do not shower to avoid washing away evidence. You can also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, and other communications that may be useful to investigators.
Seeking medical attention as soon as possible
If you go to a Saint Paul Hospital, trained nurses can collect necessary physical evidence. Even if you do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care professionals can treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease.
Reporting the sexual misconduct
Although the university strongly encourages all members of the community to immediately report sexual misconduct to law enforcement, you have a choice whether to make such a report, and you can decline to involve the police. To learn more about your options, visit our reporting page.
Seeking accommodations and other assistance
To request accommodations and other assistance with academic, housing, or financial aid matters, contact the Title IX Office located in the Dean of Students Office at 651-523-2948.