SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS
If You Have Experienced Violence
Take Care of Yourself
- Get to safety
- Go to a safe place.
- Call 911 if you feel unsafe.
- Call someone you trust, such as a friend, counselor or RA who can provide support to you and help you sort out the next steps.
- Get medical treatment, if necessary.
- You can get emergency medical help at Altru Health System or non-emergency care at UND Student Health Services. Both can help you get medication for STIs or discuss other care options.
- A specially trained nurse at Altru can perform an examination to gather evidence up to 96 hours after the asault. This examination is free of charge and won't be billed to your health insurance or your parent's health insurance.
- Even if you don't want to make a criminal report, any evidence collected can be stored until a later date.
- Preserve evidence
- Avoid the destruction of evidence. Do not bathe, douche, change clothes or clean up in any way. If oral contact occurred, do not eat or brush your teeth. If you have already changed clothes, put the clothes in a paper bag to preserve evidence.
You Have Options
- You can contact a confidential resource for support services.
- Reporting to a confidential resource will not result in a report to the Title IX Coordinator or any investigative or disciplinary action.
- Even if you chose to only report to a confidential resource now, you can make a report to the Title IX Coordinator later.
- Consider reporting to the University.
- UND's Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct. They can tell you about on- and off-campus resources, services, and options so that you can decide how you would like to proceed.
- The Title IX team can tell you about supportive measures whether or not you decide to file a complaint.
- You can report directly to a Title IX team member or make an on-line report.
- Consider report to police
- UND encourages individuals to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the police. You may file a police report with or without initiating a criminal investigation. You may also choose not to file a police report or do it at a later time.
- Make an anonymous crime report to police.