February 3, 2012
Reporting and investigating sexual violence on campus: What every K-Stater needs to know
Kansas State University has revised its policy to implement new federal guidelines for responding to reports of all sexual violence—including rape and sexual assaults. These new guidelines relate to Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions. Read K-State’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence, and Procedure for Reviewing Complaints.
All forms of sexual violence, including rape, are considered forms of sexual harassment under Title IX regulations. This means that reports of sexual violence occurring on campus must be investigated by the university as discrimination complaints. Sexual violence that occurs off-campus may also be investigated, if those occurrences relate to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation alleged on campus.
Here at K-State, reports of sexual violence and Title IX violations may be made at the K-State Women’s Center in 206 Holton Hall. The Women’s Center serves all genders and works with the office of affirmative action in Anderson Hall to ensure swift, discreet and equitable action in response to these reports.
Resources for students who have experienced sexual violence or harassment may be found both on and off campus. For complete information and resource list, please visit the K-State Women’s Center.
206 Holton Hall
K-State Police: 532-6412
Riley County Police: 537-2112
Confidential On-Campus Resources
232 English/Counseling Services Building
Kansas State University
1105 Sunset Ave.
Confidential Off-Campus Resources
24-Hour Medical Care
Mercy Hospital ER
1823 College Ave., just west of the K-State Stadium Complex
Confidential SANE-SART Nurses:
Call 776-3322 and ask them to alert a sexual assault nurse examiner. You can receive medical assistance and evidence collection without having to make legal reporting decisions.