Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Sexual Violence Resources:

For confidential support on campus, please see a campus Counselor for assistance. Please contact Kelly Bakk, 218-218-749-7765 or email k.bakk@mesabirange.edu

If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Policy and Procedure

Board Policy 1B.3 addresses sexual violence as an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual and is prohibited. Minnesota State is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law, or other Board Policies that may require separate proceedings. 

Sexual Violence Reporting

To report sexual violence, you may either:

Reports can be made by a victim, witness, or by someone who may have knowledge of an incident. Complaints can also be submitted in confidence. Always call 911 in an emergency.

Sexual Violence Training

We would like to acknowledge and thank the University of Montana for allowing us to use some of the materials they had created for their Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness/Sexual Violence Training Program:

Resources

Minnesota

  • MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    MnCASA is a voice for sexual assault victims, sexual assault help programs, and allies committed to ending sexual violence.
  • Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline (1-866-223-1111)
    Day One is a statewide network of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, youth- and community- advocacy programs. Day One hosts the statewide crisis hotline that connects callers to the nearest service or agency in their geographic area.
  • Minnesota SANE Programs
    This is a list of Minnesota hospitals that provide forensic nurses trained in sexual assault.
  • OutFront Minnesota
    OutFront provides programs and services to Minnesota's LBGTQ and allied communities in the areas of community organizing, public policy, anti-violence, law, education, and training.
  • Canvas Health
    Canvas Health, Twin Cities, provide services to children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with mental health, chemical health and domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center
    CMSAC is a 24-hour crisis intervention agency providing direct services to those people affected by any form of sexual violence.
  • Safe Avenues (24/7 Crisis Line: 800-792-4210 or 320-262-3829)
    Safe Avenues serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse; child witnesses of domestic violence; and families in need of supervised visitation or parental exchange. Safe Avenues also have a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline and has trained Sexual Assault Advocates to respond 24/7 to assist in the crisis. Safe Avenues has victim advocacy in Kandiyohi, Swift, Renville and McLeod Counties. All of their services are free of charge.
  • Sexual Violence Center
    Sexual Violence Center provides advocacy service, counseling, support in hospitals, and legal advocacy.

National

  • Department Of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
    This office's mission is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
    The National Center for Victims of Crime has a number of resources available to assist crimes of violence. They are the leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims, as well as for those who serve crime victims.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    NCADV is an online and mobile accessible database of US Domestic Violence providers.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7323)
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24/7 confidential help and resources for victims of domestic violence.
  • NotAlone.gov 
    NotAlone is a federal government resource for students, faculty, and staff at our colleges and universities.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (1-800-656-HOPE)
    RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, accessible 24/7 (800-656-HOPE). It works closely with more than 1,000 local sexual assault providers to offer confidential support services to survivors, regardless of where they are in their recovery. Resources for victims and a directory of services is available in the US.

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