Office of Student Affairs
We encourage you to report any experience with sexual violence. Reporting will not change what happened to you, but it may help stop it from happening to someone else.
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.
Many victims of sexual violence find that sharing their experience with a supportive listener and/or making an official report aided in their healing.
The college is obligated to investigate and pursue any situation where an alleged perpetrator is identified or when notice is given of a situation that may cause harm to an individual or the larger community.
A report is a written account of what happened. Reporting a case of sexual violence does not obligate a person to file a complaint or make a report to the police. The decision to file a complaint or press charges can be made at a later date.
Reporting on campus
Karla Benson Rutten, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity
Jim Hoppe, Dean of Students
Lisa Landreman, Associate Dean of Students
Macalester College Harassment Committee (MCHC)
MCHC is responsible for investigating all reports of intimidation, harassment, stalking, assault, or violence
Sexual Assault Support Team – can take a report, provide support, and explain your options
More details about this process can be found in the sexual assault policy in the student handbook.
Reporting to the police
Members of the Office of Students Affairs or Campus Security can assist you in making a report to the police. You can also initiate your own report by contacting the St. Paul Police Department, 651-291-1111, 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.