Student Life

Sexual Assault Reporting Information

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Options for Reporting Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Misconduct Including Dating or Domestic Violence, and/or Stalking

Ordered from more anonymity to less (approximations)

Please take your time to read through the various options available to you. ONLY the chaplains and clinicians in the Counseling Center are NON-mandated reporters. All other University employees are mandated to report alleged crimes, with some exceptions as defined by the Clery Act. If you want to take this home with you to review and possibly return at a later time, please do so. Resource information can also be found on this document.

1. Speak with someone not affiliated with University of Redlands:
You may choose to go directly to Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands Police Department, and/or any other medical or law enforcement agency to report a sexual assault. The University may not be able to assist you since said entities are likely not to report the incident to the University. The University has no control over what outside agencies do with reported information, including the possibility the University might be apprised.

2. Speak with a non-mandated reporter (University-affiliated):
You can choose to speak confidentially to one of the clinicians in the Counseling Center or the University chaplains, and know that neither of these parties will disclose your name (or the name of the accused) to Public Safety, Student Life, or to the Redlands Police Department, unless you are under the age of 18. You may also choose to contact San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services, who are not mandated reporters. Please note that clinicians at the Student Health Center are mandated reporters.

3. Speak with a mandated reporter (University-affiliated):
a.) File a Jane/John Doe report and DO NOT name the accused: If you are currently talking to a mandated reporter, they are required to report the incident to Public Safety, including both your name and the name of the accused, UNLESS you never disclose the identity of the accused AND you file a Jane/John Doe report with Public Safety, generally within 48 hours. This option preserves your full anonymity with Public Safety and Student Life. A Public Safety report will be generated, which will be shared with Student Life, but since there is no identifiable information, Student Life will not be able to ask follow-up questions of you or the accused/unknown. *Note: If you believe a witness may know the identity of the accused, you may want to consider not identifying the witness, provided you do not want the accused to be followed up with. If in the course of your reporting procedures you mention, state, or say the name of the accused, the accused will be contacted and notified of the report.

b.) File a Jane/John Doe report and CHOOSE TO name the accused: If you are currently talking to a mandated reporter, they are required to report the incident to Public Safety, UNLESS you file a Jane/John Doe report with Public Safety, generally within 48 hours. This option preserves your anonymity with Public Safety and Student Life, however a Public Safety report will be generated which includes the name(s) of the accused. If the accused is a student at the University of Redlands, Student Life may investigate the accusations, including meeting with any identified individuals in the report**. While the accused will only be told the report was filed by a Jane/John Doe, he or she may be able to piece information together and determine the identity of Jane/John Doe.

c.) File a report using your name and DO NOT name the accused. You will need to file a report with Public Safety, generally within 48 hours. This option provides your identity in the Public Safety report, which will be shared with Student Life. Student Life or Public Safety may choose to follow-up and ask you some questions, as well as any other identified individuals. However, since there is no identifiable information of the accused/unknown, Student Life will not be able to ask questions of that person(s). Depending on the severity of the sexual assault (e.g., serious injuries to the survivor or if a weapon was used to commit the assault), Redlands Police may be notified. *Note: If you believe a witness may know the identity of the accused, you may want to consider not identifying the witness, provided you do not want the accused to be followed up with. If in the course of your reporting procedures you mention, state, or say the name of the accused, the accused will be contacted and notified of the report.

d.) File a report using your name and CHOOSE TO name the accused: You will need to file a report with Public Safety, generally within 48 hours. This option provides your identity, and that of the accused in the Public Safety report, which will be shared with Student Life. Choosing this option offers no anonymity and provides for the most involved investigation and follow-up, if desired**. If the accused is a student at the University of Redlands, Student Life may investigate the accusations, including meeting with any identified individuals in the report**. Depending on the severity of the sexual assault (e.g., serious injuries to the survivor or if a weapon was used to commit the assault), Redlands Police may be notified.

**The University will attempt to honor the requests of the reporting party to the best of its ability, however in some instances the University may make a decision to move forward with an investigation if it determines there is significant reason to do so including, but not limited to, a larger concern for the safety of the campus.

NO MATTER WHICH OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS YOU SELECT, YOUR INCIDENT MAY (IF APPLICABLE) BECOME PART OF THE CLERY ACT REPORTING STATISTICS, ALL OF WHICH ARE REPORTED ANONYMOUSLY.

 

24 Hour Community Resources

Public Safety Office: 909-748-8888

(Including the on-campus shuttle)

Emergency Assistance: 911

(Crimes in progress or emergencies)

Redlands Police Department: 909-798-7681

San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services:

    Redlands Office: 909-335-8777

    San Bernardino Office: 909-885-8884

Redlands Community Hospital: 909-335-5500

24-Hour National Hotline

(Refers callers to closest rape crisis center)

    Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

    http://www.rainn.org/

 

University Weekday Resources

Public Safety: 909-748-8888 (ext. 888)

Student Life Office: 909-748-8053 (ext. 8053)

Counseling Center: 909-748-8108 (ext. 8108)

Chaplain's Office: 909-748-8017 (ext. 8017)

Women's Center: 909-748-8285 (ext. 8285)

Student Health Center: 909-748-8021 (ext. 8021)        

    


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