Reporting Sexual Misconduct
UNTHSC is committed to promoting a welcoming campus environment where sexual assault and harassment are strictly prohibited and unacceptable. If you, or someone you know, have been sexually assaulted, know that there are several avenues of support. Listed below are steps to help with immediate and continuing needs.
- Take steps to ensure your safety
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Preserve all physical evidence
The primary concern for victims of sexual violence is to address medical issues related to physical injury, sexually transmitted infections, and/or pregnancy. The secondary concern is the collection of evidence to aid in a possible police investigation. Valuable physical evidence can only by obtained within 96 hours of a sexual assault.
- Medical treatment and counseling are strongly recommended in all cases.
- The Police Department is notified of all sexual assault cases reported to HSC Police, but identifying information can be kept private.
- You may elect to continue with the internal complaint process or stop at any time. Remember that the University has a duty to protect the community at large and may need to proceed.
- You may choose not to participate in the formal process and decide to utilize Student Health Services. These communications are strictly confidential.
State law defines various violent or non-consensual sexual acts as crimes. Additionally, UNTHSC has defined categories of sexual misconduct, for which disciplinary action may be imposed. UNTHSC has the right to impose any level of discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion, for any sexual misconduct or sexual exploitation.