Student Life

Sexual Misconduct: Support & Resources

REPORT MISCONDUCT– PARTICIPATE IN BOTH SJU AND CRIMINAL PROCESS

If you choose to report an instance of sexual misconduct and are interested in participating in the SJU Campus process as well as the Criminal processes, initiated by police, please see the details below for further information.

Reporting to law enforcement does not preclude making a report on-campus, nor does making a report on-campus preclude making a report to law enforcement. The Campus and Criminal processes described below will occur independently of each other, but may occur simultaneously.

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.  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.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of the campus investigation and disciplinary process, regardless of your level of participation.

 

 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.
  • The completed investigation report is forwarded to the appropriate District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.
  • Prosecution occurs in criminal court.