South Central College cares about your safety and well-being. If you are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, first and foremost, know that this is not your fault and we are here to help.
What are Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking?
Sexual assault is an actual, attempted or threatened sexual act with another person without that person’s consent. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to:
- Non-consensual sexual acts in which there is force (expressed or implied)
- Forced sexual intercourse (including stranger, date, acquaintance or marital rape)
- Intentional and unwelcome touching, or coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force another to touch a person's intimate parts
- Offensive sexual behavior that is directed at another such as indecent exposure or voyeurism.
- Non-forcible sexual acts where consent is not relevant, such as sexual contact with an individual under the statutory age of consent.
Domestic violence includes physical harm or abuse, and threats of physical harm or abuse, arising out of a personal intimate relationship. This includes dating/relationship violence or spousal/partner abuse.
Stalking is conduct directed at a specific person that is unwanted, unwelcome, or unreciprocated and that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her or his safety or the safety of others or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
What to do if you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking
During or right after the incident, Dial 911 for immediate assistance. To report and request help from South Central College following the incident, simply complete the online Reporting Form or call our trained staff at 507-389-7412. If you wish, you may even remain anonymous.
Additional college and community resources
There is a network of individuals committed to supporting and serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Please consider reaching out to them for help:
- South Central College Security Office: Al Kluever, 507-389-7412
- South Central College Title IX Coordinator: Judy Zeiger, 507-389-7531
- South Central College Counselor: Lisa Schickling, 507-389-7274
- Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Health Services: 507-389-6276
- Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) (serving Mankato area): 800-477-0466
- Hope Center Safeline (serving Faribault area): 800-607-2330
- National Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline: 800-799-7233