If you have experienced sexual assault or other violence, it may be hard to know what to do or where to go. Your first step is to get to a safe place. Then you can contact any of the resources listed below for immediate, trained help, including assistance in your decision-making about seeking medical attention, reporting to law enforcement, and filing a formal complaint with the college.
When a St. Olaf student, employee or guest reports sexual harassment, the College’s main priority is to protect the safety and well-being of the members of our community. In order to do so, we need individuals who report sexual harassment and those who participate in investigations into such reports to be honest and candid about the circumstance surrounding the report. We do not want concerns about the College’s alcohol and illicit drugs policy or COVID-19 community standards to cause individuals to either avoid reporting or to provide incomplete or inaccurate information during an investigation into such a report. Therefore, individuals who report sexual harassment and individuals who participate as a party or witness in an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment will not be disciplined by the College for violations of its Policies on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs and/or COVID-19 community standards that are disclosed during the reporting process or as a result of an investigation.
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For Immediate Help
Dial 911 from any cell phone or land line to reach the Northfield Police.
Call St. Olaf Public Safety 24/7 at 507-786-3666 to have a campus public safety officer dispatched directly to you.
Call the 911 equivalent for the country you are in if outside the U.S.
Call the college’s International and Off-Campus Studies crisis line 24/7 at 507-321-2100 if you are studying off campus.
Go to Northfield Hospital at 2000 North Ave.
Contact the St. Olaf Health Service at 507-786-3063 (confidential) for an appointment M–F during the academic year.
Guidance and Support
Contact the Faribault HOPE Center 24/7 at 800-607-2330.
After Your Immediate Needs Have Been Met
Report to the college so you can receive ongoing support and continue your education in a safe and non-discriminatory environment.
Receive ongoing support no matter when or where your experience of harassment, misconduct, or assault occurred.
Consider requesting a college investigation, which will result in a formal investigation and, potentially, disciplinary action if the person who committed the harassment, misconduct, or assault is a St. Olaf student or employee.