Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of the University community and treats all reports of sexual violence with priority attention.

If you would like to report an incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or related misconduct, to the police, please call 911.

Similarly, if you would like to report an incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or related misconduct, to University officials, please call the Division of Equity Access and Behavioral Health at (573) 651-2524, or use the link to the online report form below.

A report generated using the online form will be evaluated by the Office of the Dean of Students, then forwarded to the appropriate University personnel, which may include officials from the Office of Student Conduct, the Division of Equity, Access, and Behavioral Health, the Department of Public Safety, the Campus Violence Prevention Program, and/or the Office of Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility.

Please note, reporting parties may make on official report to University officials to have the case handled through the University student conduct or Human Resources procedures, to the Department of Public Safety to have the case handled as a criminal matter, or both. Investigations can be conducted independently through both options, and assistance to reporting parties obtained through both options.

If you decide to report the incident to police

  • If the assault occurred on University property, contact the Southeast Department of Public Safety (911 from a campus phone), or (573) 651-2215.
  • If the assault occurred off campus, contact the police in the municipality where the sexual assault took place. If you are unsure of the location or in what jurisdiction the assault took place, contact the Southeast Department of Public Safety, and they will assist you.
  • Although a patrol officer is generally the first to respond, a detective will complete the investigation. As portions of an investigation, police will interview the reporting party, collect evidence from the crime scene, receive the evidence obtained at the hospital, and take a formal statement.
  • The reporting party is entitled to request the presence of a confidential advocate during all medical and law enforcement procedures, including the interview and examination. If you would like to speak with an advocate or have one present, contact the Campus Violence Prevention Program at (573) 986-6899.

Title IX

Southeast Missouri State University recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of assault misconduct and discrimination, prevent its occurrence, support victims, deal fairly and firmly with offenders, and diligently investigate reports of misconduct in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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