Who can make a report?
- Anyone with knowledge of sexual assault and/or harassment towards a student, employee, volunteer, or anyone else affiliated with SOU is encouraged to make a report.
You do not have to be the victim/survivor to make a report; friends, family members, coworkers, and anyone else with knowledge of the event can make a report.
When should I make a report?
- You can use the online report form to make a report at any time.
You are encouraged to report any incident(s) as soon as possible. Delayed reporting may negatively affect SOU’s ability to address the incident in a thorough and timely manner. If possible, please make a report within 30 days of the incident(s) and no later than 180 days after the incident(s).
Why should I make a report?
- SOU strives to create and provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to learn, grow, and excel academically, socially, and personally. Acts of sexual assault and sexual harassment threaten our community and create a hostile learning environment. Making a report not only allows SOU to meet the individual needs of anyone involved, but also address the safety and needs of our larger community.
Sexual assault and sexual harassment are prohibited and will not be tolerated by SOU. All reports made are taken seriously, and all involvement/investigations by SOU are victim-centered, confidential, and timely.
What happens after a report is made?
- This will depend on what the person making the report would like to do. If you decide that you would like to be contacted, the Confidential Advisor will reach out to you and ask to set up a meeting. The Confidential Advisor will discuss your reporting options and provide you with any resources and support you may need.
If you decide that you do not want to be contacted about your report, the information will be kept on file.