Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Information about a current initiative related to sexual violence and misconduct prevention can be found HERE
If you have been sexually assaulted, or have experienced any other form of relationship violence or harassment, the college urges you to report it.
To report an instance of sex or gender based discrimination, harassment and/or violence, either as a victim or as a bystander, please consider the following resources and options:
ON CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL OPTIONS
Beloit College provides trained sexual assault counselors on campus who can legally keep a sexual assault discussion confidential. This gives the student complete control over her/his decisions to report. The counselors will supply students with information regarding medical care and counseling options. There is a confidential responder on-call at all times.
During business hours, M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Teresa Leopold, Trained Rape Crisis Counselor: 608-363-2661
Tara Girard, Director of the College Health Center: 608-363-2331
Any Beloit College counselor: 608-363-2643
Nights & Weekends, Contact Security who can put you in contact with one of the above individuals: 608-363-2355
REPORTING YOUR EXPERIENCE TO BELOIT COLLEGE
Reporting to other staff (other than confidential resources) will lead to written documentation of the alleged misconduct, containing the name(s) of those involved, the date, time, and location of the event, and a short written summary of what happened. When a report is made, college staff will investigate. Reports can be made to the following:
- Beloit College security officers: 608-363-2355
- John Winkelmann, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life: 608-363-2350
- Any “on call” student affairs staff member (excluding Teresa Leopold since she is a trained sexual assault counselor) who can be reached 24-7 through security
- Any hall director: Maggie Bell, Nikki Charlestin, Alyssa Lamberton: 608-363-2350
- Title IX Coordinator, Cecil Youngblood: 608-363-2404
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Cecil Youngblood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-363-2404
Office of Inclusive Living and Learning, Pearsons 3rd floor
Beloit College’s Title IX Coordinator, Cecil Youngblood, can be consulted by any community member as a resource for understanding and navigating reporting options, investigations, and the judicial processes. The Title IX Coordinator is not a confidential resource.
- Report incident to the Beloit Police Department
- File a civil suit against the assailant
Seek medical treatment: If you have been assaulted, you may need medical treatment for injuries and may wish to have potential physical evidence collected. Transportation to the hospital can be provided by security or by any member of the RA staff.
Contact the Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP): SARP is a community-based program whose trained advocates respond to the emergency room to support the victim. They will assist and guide the victim through the legal system as well as provide free sexual assault crisis counseling. The 24-hour crisis hotline is 1-866-666-4576.
Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE or 800-656-4673.
For a PDF brochure of information on accommodations, existing services and protective measures available, click HERE.
For a PDF brochure of direct contact information of individuals and offices on campus that may assist you with accommodations, existing services and protective measures, click HERE.
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
Beloit College is committed to being a community that is safe and free of sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence. In support of this commitment we educate students, faculty and staff about what they can do to prevent, report, and respond to those who have experienced such behavior. This education is delivered through a variety of mediums, including student led programming, peer leader training, and staff and faculty training. Recent examples include:
- sexual assault prevention videos viewed by all new students and discussed with peer educators;
- a major speaker on developing healthy sexual relationships;
- training for on duty security officers;
- annual policy review with student stakeholders;
- engagement with courses focused on sexual health and masculinity.
As of September 2014, this site is a demonstration of Beloit College's good faith effort to comply with requirements in the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.