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It is your decision whether to report the sexual assault, but you are encouraged to do so. The College will make every possible effort to avoid unnecessarily revealing your identity during the course of any investigation which may result from a reported assault. Reporting your case to any campus official does not obligate you to report it to the police, nor does reporting it to the police obligate you to report it to the College—these are separate processes.
Reporting on campus
If you want to report your sexual assault to a campus official you can contact any of the following:
- Sexual Assault Support Team – can take a report, provide support, and explain your options
- Online anonymous report form »
- Student Affairs Office 651-696-6220– can take a report, provide support, explain your options, and investigate
- Macalester College Harassment Committee (MCHC) – can take a report and investigate a reported case
- Campus security 651-696-6555 – can take your report, assist in securing your safety, and refer you to community and campus resources
When you report your case you are welcome to bring your own support person with you. You will have formal and informal avenues you can pursue if you choose to adjudicate your case, or you can decide not to pursue the case at any time in the process. You may also decide to report your case anonymously. Three members of the Macalester College Harassment Committee (MCHC), made up of faculty and staff, will investigate the case if you choose to move forward in an informal or formal process. More details about this process can be found in the student handbook or at www.macalester.edu/mchc/
Reporting to the police
If you want to report your assault to the police, you can initiate a report by contacting the St. Paul Police Department, 651-291-111, and an officer will contact the appropriate authorities if the assault occurred outside their jurisdiction. Your report will not obligate you to follow through with legal action or action through the College.