If you choose to report sexual misconduct that you experienced, here is some information that might be helpful to you:
- Victims have the right to decide if and when they report the incident(s) to the University, law enforcement, or to any other member of the University community.
- The University strongly encourages individuals to access services, such as counseling and medical help, that can respond to the immediate mental and physical impact of an act of sexual misconduct. Individuals can access these services regardless of whether they report what happened.
- The University strongly encourages reporting as soon as possible. Prompt reporting may preserve options that delayed reporting does not, including immediate police response and the preservation of physical evidence that may be necessary to prove an alleged criminal offense or to obtain a protective order.
- Once an individual alerts the University of a violation of the UHS Sexual Misconduct Policy, they will be provided with information including a copy of the UHS Sexual Misconduct Policy, their rights, reporting options, and support resources.