How faculty and staff can support students
It is important that all faculty and staff members are informed about SMU
procedures regarding sexual assault, as well as resources that support students.
Faculty and staff members should follow these steps if a student comes to them
to report a sexual assault:
1. Urge the student to seek medical attention.
- At Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, a certified
Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can provide care and an exam that
preserves evidence; 214-345-6203.
- SMU Police can
transport the student to the hospital; 214-768-3333.
SMU Counseling Services representative can accompany
the student; 214-768-2277.
2. Encourage the student to alert police.
Encourage the student to call
SMU Police at
214-768-3333, or call 911 to connect with police in the jurisdiction
where the assault occurred.
3. Inform the student about the campus and community resources
Inform the student about the campus and community resources below,
SMUís Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Access and
Equity to file an internal grievance.
4. Notify the SMU Title IX Coordinator.
Inform the student that you are required to report the sexual assault
SMUís Title IX Coordinator in the
Office of Institutional Access and Equity for follow-up;
214-768-3601. The student may request that his or her name be withheld;
however, this request for anonymity may impede an investigation.
These officials must honor confidentiality, except under very limited
circumstances such as an imminent threat of danger to self or others.
OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES
These campus officials will protect studentsí privacy
to the extent possible, but are required to report sexual assaults to
SMUís Title IX Coordinator and to
SMU's Title IX Coordinator, 214-768-3601, for more information.
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