Below you will find questions you might have about sexual assault, reporting procedures, and the College's disciplinary process. If you have further questions, you should contact the Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP).
It is important to listen non-judgmentally and believe your friend or partner. You can point your friend or partner to valuable resources, such as SAAP. Navigate to the Get Help For My Friend and Get Help For My Partner section of this website for useful tips to help your friend.
It is important to direct your friend to campus resources, such as a Counselor at Dick's House or their Undergraduate Dean. Your friend will want to become familiar with the College's Judicial process and understand Dartmouth College's Policy on Sexual Misconduct. Your friend can also educate him/herself about sexual assault by searching information on this and other websites. Navigate the Get Help For My Friend to understand ways in which you can help your friend.
You can find information about the College's disciplinary process here Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office. You should also reach out to your Undergraduate Dean for additional resources AND a Counselor at Dick's House for emotional support.
There are a variety of ways you can get involved on campus. Click HERE to find out more.
The Sexual Assault Awareness Program office is located on the 3rd floor of Robinson (Robo) Hall in the Department of Student Health Promotion & Wellness
Click Get Help to learn more about ways you can get help immediately.
If you have been sexually assaulted, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible. Your need for treatment is, and should be considered, an emergency even if there are no visible signs of physical injury. Taking care of your health at this time is an important step in the healing process and could provide you with more options later. It is important to seek medical care in order to:
A Sexual Assault Awareness Program Coordinator can provide confidential support and guidance specific to your needs. The coordinators are trained to provide support specific to cases of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment. You can speak to a coordinator anonymously, and you are not required to report an incident or pursue charges of any sort.
Sexual Assault Peer Advisors (SAPAs) are current students trained to support victims/survivors of sexual assault.
Learn about reporting procedures here.
You can contact Hanover PD at 603-643-2222 and ask hypothetical questions, talk with a SAAP Coordinator 603-646-9414 or talk with a WISE Advocate 1-866-348-9473 to learn more about pursuing legal charges. A SAAP Coordinator or WISE Advocate could accompany you to the police station as well.
Last Updated: 5/23/14