Two types of campus resources provide ongoing support for anyone affected by sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct:
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.
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.
New Hall 046, 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 – email@example.com
Katie Fick, Associate College Pastor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shosh Dworsky, Associate Chaplain for Jewish and Interfaith Life – email@example.com
M. Tauseef Akbar, Associate Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New Hall 063, 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.
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.
Several resources outside St. Olaf are available to provide ongoing information and support to people who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and domestic or dating violence.
1003 7th St. NW Faribault, MN 55021; 24-hour SafeLine, 800-607-2330
HOPE Center advocates provide crisis intervention, support counseling, information about options, help with protection planning, assistance with systems, emergency transportation, and referral to other resources.
24-hour availability at 800-656-4673 or via an online hotline
This hotline connects callers with trained, state-certified first-responders in cases of sexual assault. You do not have to identify yourself, and neither the telephone service nor the online service collects identifying information. The Hotline website also provides extensive information on what to do immediately following a sexual assault, how to support someone who has been assaulted, the effects of sexual assault, and steps to promote recovery.
1615 Riverview Drive Northfield, MN 55057; Emergency 911; Non-emergency 507-645-4475
Local law enforcement officers are available 24 hours a day to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls about sexual misconduct. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if you want an advocate present to help you through the proceedings.