Eastfield College is taking a stand against Sexual Assault by providing students, staff, and faculty with information to help us make a stand. If you or someone you know has been or potentially could be a survivor of Sexual Assault, this information is for you! Help us help you by being a good bystander and preventing events before they happen.
IT'S ON US...
- To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
- To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT/VIOLENCE and VICTIM ASSISTANCE
- Where to turn
- Dealing with Personal Trauma
- Steps toward recovery
- Survivor’s rights at Eastfield College
GET TO A SAFE PLACE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT
You are strongly urged to seek immediate assistance if you or someone you know is a survivor of any form of sexual misconduct. The first priority is ensuring the victim is free from immediate danger and obtains necessary medical treatment. Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from:
- Eastfield College Campus Police – 972-860-4290 or 911 from any CAMPUS phone.
- Local police – 911 from your cell phone
SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM EASTFIELD COLLEGE CAMPUS COUNSELING SERVICES
Eastfield College Counseling Services are available by appointment on walk-in basis Monday – Friday daytime hours. They can be reached by phone at 972-860-7371. The Eastfield College Counseling Center can provide assistance and/or referrals for a range of services both on and off campus, including counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy and legal assistance. (Located in C Building, Room 140)
I AM A SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND WANT TO REPORT IT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If the sexual misconduct was recent, you should report it immediately.
If on campus:
- Call 972-860-4290 or 911 from any CAMPUS phone
- Call 972-860-4290 from your cell phone
- Go to the Eastfield College Police Department, N Building Room 112 and immediately report it to an officer
Eastfield College Police will begin an investigation and contact local emergency services to have a forensic exam completed. The evidence collected may be important to prove rape, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or other sexual assault, and may assist in obtaining a protection order.
I WANT TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE OF THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- Do not shower.
- Do not eat, drink or brush your teeth.
- Wear or bring the clothes you wore at the time of the assault.
- Try not to use the restroom until you have had the forensic exam.
I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO REPORT THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Even if you are unsure whether you want to file a report about the incident with the police or others, you should still seek medical treatment and obtain a forensic exam to preserve evidence in the event that you later decide to file a report.
MY INCIDENT WAS NOT RECENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You can still report the incident to the police, and/or take advantage of Eastfield College Counseling services. It is NEVER too late to report the incident.
I HAVE A RESTRAINING ORDER, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Inform the Eastfield College Police Department so they can help insure the order is followed while on campus. Even if you do not have a restraining order, the college can assist by rearranging schedules to minimize interactions.
CAN I KEEP MY NAME OUT OF THE POLICE REPORT IF I REPORT A SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
Yes, a pseudonym can be used so that no one else can see the name of the survivor in the report.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESOURCES:
Rape Crisis Center
Genesis Women’s Shelter
Contact Crisis Line
Suicide and Crisis Center
Timberlawn Mental Health
Galaxy Counseling Center
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