At any time, students who wish to pursue an external complaint of sexual harassment or sexual assault may do so. To pursue external action or police charges, you may contact the:
- St. Paul Police at 651-643-3022.
- Minneapolis Police at 612-348-3245.
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights at 1-800-657-3704.
- A private attorney.
Trained advocates at SOS Sexual Violence Services of Ramsey County are well prepared to provide free, ongoing guidance and referrals as you navigate the legal system.
If you have experienced sexual assault and think that at some point you may wish to pursue a legal complaint, it can be beneficial to get an evidentiary exam immediately following the assault and to file a police report about the incident. The on-campus Hamre Center for Health & Wellness can provide immediate medical attention for students, but does not perform sexual assault or evidentiary exams. The recommended local hospital for these exams is Regions Hospital. More information about medical issues and sexual assault can be found on the Regions Hospital Sexual Assault and Exam Questions website. Students can engage in a legal process separately or at the same time as the Macalester College complaint process.