Student Life

Sexual Misconduct: Support & Resources


If you choose to report an instance of sexual misconduct, but are NOT interested in participating in the SJU campus process or the criminal process through police, please see the details below for further information.

Campus Process:

  • Resources for support as well as any immediate needs (medical, safety, other interim measures) will be offered and discussed. 
  • SJU will initiate a campus investigation, and you will be notified of the outcome.  Please be aware that in some cases, SJU may also need to notify local police.
  • SJU “contact”, “area” or “campus” restrictions or other interim measures may be issued to those involved through the University, in an effort to ensure the safety of all involved.
  • The campus investigation and disciplinary process will be explained by the Office of Community Standards.  Please see the following SJU Policy for more information on the campus investigation and disciplinary process. 
  • You will be notified of the outcome of a campus investigation and disciplinary process, regardless of your level of participation.
  • Depending on your level of participation, SJU may be limited in ability to respond.

 Criminal Process:

  • Contact local police to report the assault - dial 911 OR, if the Complainant so desires, the Office of Public Safety & Security will assist him/her in contacting the local police. 
  • An investigation is conducted by the local police with possible assistance from SJU Public Safety.
  • The completed investigation report is forwarded to the appropriate District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.