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Sexual Assault Prevention

Sexual Assault Prevention

Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus

Campus safety concerns all students, and one of the dangers young adults must face is the risk of sexual assault. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released their first report in April 2014, leading with a chilling statistic: one in five college students experiences sexual assault during their college career.
The ACLU estimates that 95% of U.S. campus rapes go unreported. The problem of under-reporting reflects an extreme need for increased campus prevention and support systems. The federal government has stepped up to the task. The Not Alone project, backed by President Obama and Vice President Biden, strives to break the silence about sexual violence on college campuses and reach out to provide victims with the support and avenues they need to reclaim justice, security and a sense of well-being after an attack.
University Sexual Misconduct Policy

Confidential Resources
McNeese Student Counseling Center
112 Kaufman Hall

  • Talking to a counselor or nurse does not constitutie report the incident.
    • However, the counselor or nurse can help you report the incident if you choose to do so.
  • Talking to a counselor or nurse or reporting the incident can be initiated at any time.
    • Faculty and staff outside of these two areas are NOT confidential resources.
  • If a student discusses the incident with faculty or staff, wit the exception of the Counseling Center or Infirmary, the faculty or staff member is obligated to report the incident.
  • In the immediate aftermath of sexual misconduct such as a sexual assault or rape, medical card and the collection of physical evidence are very important.
    • The alleged victim should not shower, bathe, or change clothes and may be taken to the hospital emergency room or the university infirmary.