Sexual assault: faculty & staff resources
- Survivors are not responsible for causing their assaults, only offenders are to blame for sexual assault and rape.
- Sexual Assault has nothing to do with who the victim is or what she/he looks like.
- College students are at high risk for sexual assault.
- College-aged women are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women of any other age group.
Faculty and staff’s reporting/supporting role
If you are approached by a student who believes that sexual harassment, assault or violence has occurred, you should provide the student with the following information:
- Refer students to the appropriate resources.
- Explain that you cannot guarantee confidentiality due to the University’s concern for campus safety, but that you will respect their privacy and only pass on information on a need-to-know basis.
- Explain that retaliation or retribution of ANY kind taken against an individual as a result of that person filing a complaint, requesting information, cooperating in an investigation, or otherwise participating in these reporting procedures is strictly prohibited.
- Explain that the student can:
- File a criminal complaint. Victims may pursue criminal charges by contacting NAUPD at 928-523-3000.
- Contact Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (NACASA) at 928-524-1900 or Victim Witness at 928-679-7770
- File a complaint under the Student Code of Conduct. Victims may pursue administrative complaints alone or in conjunction with a criminal complaint through the Student Code of Conduct by contacting the Office of Student Life at 928-523-5181.
- The Office of Student Life also offers support services such as removing victim or alleged assailant from a shared class, providing no contact orders, or assistance in relocation within the residence halls.
- File a complaint under the Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy: “Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of gender discrimination covered by Title IX and other discrimination laws/policies. Contact the Office of AA/EO for more information about filing a complaint under the university Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy.
- Pursue Counseling/Health Services even if they do not wish to pursue any of the options above.
- Follow reporting requirements outlined in the Safe working and learning policy.
Read more about helping student victims.
NAU Police Department: 928-523-3611
Flagstaff Police Department: 928-774-1414
Victim/Witness Services: 928-679-7770
Campus Health Services: 928-523-2131
Student Life: 928-523-5181
Equity & Access: 928-523-3312