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K-State Today Student Edition

February 3, 2012



Reporting and investigating sexual violence on campus: What every K-Stater needs to know

By Office of student life

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.

For more information about Title IX and sexual violence, contact the K-State Women’s Center, the office of student life in 102 Holton Hall, or the office of affirmative action, 214 Anderson Hall.

RESOURCES

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.

K-State Women’s Center

206 Holton Hall

532-6444

Police Assistance

K-State Police: 532-6412

Riley County Police: 537-2112

Confidential On-Campus Resources

Counseling Services

232 English/Counseling Services Building

Kansas State University

532-6927

Lafene Health Center

1105 Sunset Ave.

Manhattan, KS

532-6544

Confidential Off-Campus Resources

The Crisis Center Inc.

Manhattan: 539-2785

1-800-727-2785

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.