Confidential vs. Non-Confidential Resources
Two types of campus resources provide ongoing support for anyone affected by sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct:
- Confidential resources are not required to disclose to anyone else the information you share with them, unless that information involves the abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult, or an imminent threat to someone’s life.
- All other college employees, including student employees in their work-related roles, are required to share with the Title IX Coordinator any information they receive concerning sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, even if you ask them to keep the information confidential. After the college employee shares your disclosure with the Title IX Coordinator, the Coordinator will reach out to you via email with an offer to meet and discuss your available resources and options, including your ability to pursue an investigation through the College’s process. Whether you follow up with the Title IX Coordinator is up to you, and meeting with the Title IX Coordinator does not automatically initiate any next steps.
- Know that regardless of who you disclose to, your information will be kept extremely private. If you do disclose to a Non-Confidential resource, that individual will only share your information with other college employees who have a “need to know.”
Anyone who has experienced discrimination, harassment, or misconduct is strongly encouraged to report to the college in order to receive support and assistance, and in order for the college to offer options that would stop the behavior and prevent it from occurring in the future. However, if you are not sure that you want to report to the college, or if you want assistance in doing so, you are encouraged to contact a confidential resource first.
Pick up cards from the Title IX Office in Tomson 148.
Buntrock Commons 14, 507-786-3777
SARN is a St. Olaf volunteer organization with state-certified student advocates who can provide a wide range of confidential services, both for crisis intervention and for ongoing support. SARN advocates can help you process your experience, determine what resources and support you need, review your options for reporting, and navigate college policies and procedures.
Strength in Community: SARN Peer Support Group: SARN offers a Peer Support Group for students who have experienced any form of sexual violence. The goal of this group is to provide a safe space for peers to support one another in their healing from sexual violence of any kind. This is not a therapeutic or counseling group.
Rolvaag Memorial Library 225, 507-786-3062
A variety of services and programs are offered by the Counseling Center, provided without cost to all currently-enrolled St. Olaf students. Appointments are available during the academic year both in the morning and in the afternoon, but may vary during the summer.
Via the TimelyCare app or a web browser
All current St. Olaf students have free access to medical care, mental health care, health coaching, and psychiatric care via the TimelyCare app or through a web browser. TimelyCare also offers a TalkNow service which provides 24/7/365 access to emotional health support with expert counselors on-demand.
Boe Memorial Chapel (lower level), 507-786-3092
Matt Marohl, College Pastor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Fick, Associate College Pastor – email@example.com
Shosh Dworsky, Associate Chaplain for Jewish and Interfaith Life – firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Tauseef Akbar, Associate Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life – email@example.com
College Pastors and Chaplains engage in a wide variety of pastoral conversations throughout the academic year. Office hours are generally 8 am – 5 pm but additional hours are available by appointment.
Larson House, 1110 1st St West, 507-786-3063
Health Services is staffed by a certified nurse practitioner and is open year round. The Health Services website also has a list of additional community health providers available to students if needed.
Other Campus Resources
Tomson Hall 148, 507-786-3465,
As Title IX Coordinator, Kari has primary responsibility for the college’s efforts to eliminate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
The St. Olaf Title IX Team includes the Vice President for Student Life, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, the Dean of Students, other administrators in the Student Life Division, the Director of Athletics, the Director of the Taylor Center, the Director of IOS, and the Director of Public Safety.
Sometimes it can be helpful to turn to someone who has provided you with support or assistance in the past when you are confronting a difficult situation. A faculty or staff member might be that person for you. St. Olaf faculty and staff are committed to assisting other members of the community who have experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct.