- Get to a safe place and report the incident: You are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance if you or someone you know is the victim of any form of sexual violence or sex harassment. The first priority is ensuring the individual is free from immediate danger and obtains necessary medical treatment. Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, seven days a week from:
Once the immediate threat of harm is eliminated and emergency medical treatment is obtained, you are also strongly urged to report any sexual violence or sex harassment to Peru State’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is available during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday).
- If it was recent, you should seek immediate medical attention:
- Go to the Health Center on campus, a local clinic such as Auburn Family Health Center, or your primary care physician for medical treatment; or
- Go to an emergency room for a forensic exam AND medical treatment
The forensic exam will assist with an investigation and potential prosecution. The evidence collected may be important to prove rape, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other sexual assault, andmay assist in obtaining a protection order.
- Students interested in seeking counseling and/or guidance may also contact the Peru State Counseling Center on the second floor of CATS, which offers guidance and support in collaboration with the Dean of Student Life. You can also call the Counseling Center at 402-872-2425 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 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.
- Do not shower
- Do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth
- Wear or bring the clothes you wore at the time of the assault to the hospital
- Try not to use the restroom until you are at the hospital