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Personal Safety Alert-Trigger Warning -Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault 02/26/2020

Personal Safety Alert - Trigger Warning - Sexual Assault

2020-02-26
Sexual Assault

 

 On 02/26/2020, University Security received a report of a sexual assault that occurred on 02/15/20 in Julia Sears Residence Community.  The victim reported knowing the suspect. University officials are investigating. 

 

*Anyone with information about the above incident are urged to call University Security at 507-389-2111 or the Mankato Police at 507-304-4863. 

Sexual assault is not sex; it is an act of violence.  Although some people are assaulted by strangers, many other victims know their assailant.

If you or someone you know is sexually assaulted you can report it to University Security (507-389-2111).

·         An advocate will be contacted for free and confidential services anytime. 

·         To preserve evidence do not bathe, shower, or change your clothes until you have talked to an advocate or the police.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless verbal consent is given. The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault. 

According to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy, consent is defined as follows

For more information on consent, see http://www.mnsu.edu/students/basicstuff/policies.html#sexualviolence.

As the Sexual Violence Policy makes clear: “Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 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.”

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless verbal consent is given. The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault. 

According to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy, consent is defined as follow:

For more information on consent, see http://www.mnsu.edu/students/basicstuff/policies.html#sexualviolence.

As the Sexual Violence Policy makes clear: “Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 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.”

 

 

 

 

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