Victim's Rights

Members of the WSU community who identify themselves as victims or survivors of sexual assault may rely on the following provisions in support of their recovery.

  1. You can choose whether or not to file a complaint with the appropriate university department or with law enforcement. 
  2. You do not have to identify the alleged perpetrator, unless the information is necessary to respond to your request for a specific form of assistance. 
  3. Before making a report to a university official, you can request information about university policies and procedures for releasing personally identifiable information about you. You can request that information by contacting the 24/7 Confidential GBV Helpline at 507.452.4453 or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator at 507.457.5008. 
  4. You can request assistance from a confidential advocate or the Title IX Coordinator in filing a report with law enforcement. 
  5. You can access confidential physical and mental health care at WSU’s Health, Counseling, & Wellness Services or a healthcare facility of your choice without consenting to an investigation. 
  6. You can request a barring of personal contact between you and the alleged perpetrator through the Title IX Coordinator. 
  7. You can request relocation in university housing through the Title IX Coordinator. 
  8. If you are a student, you can request a change in your class schedule to avoid contact with the alleged perpetrator through the Title IX Coordinator. 
  9. You will be informed of the outcomes of the investigation.
  10. WSU's investigative procedure guarantees the following rights if you have filed a complaint with the university:
    1. To receive written information about the university’s policies and procedures
    2. To have an advisor or advocate of your choosing present during the investigative process