Reporting Sexual Violence
Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at Minnesota State College Southeast. The college is committed to eliminating sexual harassment and violence in all forms and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy.
Sexual violence includes a continuum of conduct that includes sexual assault (rape), non-forcible sex acts, dating and relationship violence, stalking, as well as aiding acts of sexual violence.
Victims of sexual violence are also encouraged to report incidents to local law enforcement and to contact area support services for counseling and health care (see Resources below).
To File a Sexual Violence Report
You may file a report of sexual violence anonymously or with your name. You may report an incident at any time, but are strongly encouraged to report promptly in order to best preserve evidence for a potential legal or disciplinary proceeding.
MSC Southeast Contact
For assistance and/or to file a formal complaint, contact:
Josiah Litant, Title IX Coordinator
Minnesota State College Southeast
Pao L. Vue, Ph.D., Deputy Title IX Coordinator
In addition to the Title IX Officer, MSC Southeast staff are available to speak with individuals who have concerns or questions relating to sexual harassment or sexual violence. Students may speak with Associate Dean of Students Melissa Carrington-Irwin. College employees may speak with the Human Resources Office. However, note that for a formal complaint to be completed, a complaint must be filed directly with the Title IX Officer.
If this is an emergency or you are in immediate danger, call 911.
MSC Southeast Policies and Procedures
Awareness and Self-Defense Training
Upon request, Campus Security will provide training in sexual assault awareness and self-defense to any group on campus. Minimum of 10 needed to conduct a 3 hour seminar. Contact Director of Security Christopher Cichosz at 507-453-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.