Support for survivors can be essential in their ability to recover. Here are some suggestions and resources for how to help yourself or others.
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The College is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, or dating/intimate partner violence). The College encourages individuals who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct to talk to someone about what happened.
In making a decision about whom to contact for support and information, it is important to understand that most College employees are not confidential resources, and are therefore obligated to report to the Office of Title IX & Equity any information they receive about sexual misconduct. Persons who have experienced sexual misconduct are encouraged to consider the following information in choosing whom to contact for information and support.
Reporting Sexual Violence On-Campus
Timothy J. Dunn, Title IX & Bias Harassment Coordinator
Laura Linder-Scholer, Sexual Violence Prevention & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
DeMethra Bradley, Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Andrew Wells, Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Campus Security, 651-696-6555
Confidential On-Campus Support
Confidential resources are not obligated to pass along reports of sexual misconduct to the College’s Office of Title IX & Equity. A person who speaks to a confidential resource should understand that, if the person does not report the concern to the College, the College will be unable to provide certain interim actions or protective measures that would require involvement from the College (such as issuing a no-contact directive) or conduct an investigation into the particular incident, or pursue disciplinary action.
Chaplain staff in the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
Contact Chaplain Kelly Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-696-6298.
Medical and Counseling Staff in the Hamre Center for Health & Wellness
Counselors, physician, registered nurse, and nurse practitioners; 651-696-6275.
Because We Are Not Alone (BWANA) Confidential Support Group
BWANA is a confidential, on-campus group offering support and facilitating healing and coping. The group is open to Macalester students of any gender who have experienced sexual assault (sexual abuse, rape, or other forms of non-consensual sexual contact). To join the confidential group, contact Macalester Counselor Liz Schneider-Bateman at email@example.com or 651-696-6204.
Additional On-Campus Support
Sexual Assault & Harassment Support Team (SAST)
SAST members are volunteer staff members who can offer support, guidance, and referrals.
Office of Student Affairs 651-696-6220
Office of Student Affairs staff can help mobilize campus resources around you.
On-Call Residential Life Staff 651-696-6215
24-hour on-call Residential Life staff have been trained in crisis intervention and in counseling and support skills. They can direct you to appropriate campus services or resources.
Confidential Off-Campus Support
SOS Sexual Violence Services of Ramsey County 651-266-1000 (24-Hour Crisis Hotline)
Trained advocates provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal services, referrals, and individual counseling and support groups for survivors and families/friends/partners of survivors.
Queer Survivor 612-822-0127
Queer Survivor is a free, confidential, off-campus support group for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence or past or present sexual abuse. The group is facilitated by the Anti-Violence Program of OutFront Minnesota and meets weekly at the Minneapolis offices of OutFront Minnesota. To learn more or sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Violence Center Minneapolis 612-871-5111 ( 24-Hour Hotline)
Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-4673 (24-Hour Hotline)
State and National Organizations
MN Trauma Project A list of trauma-informed resources for healing in MN, including: acupuncture, acupressure, art therapy, dance/movement therapy, equine therapy, trauma-sensitive massage, mindfulness/meditation, Qi Gong/Tai Chi, trauma-sensitive yoga, and support groups.
Minnesota Break the Silence Day A movement of people publicly identifying themselves as survivors of sexual violence; the group strives to create a world where survivors can freely tell their stories and be met with validation, trauma-informed support, and solidarity.
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) A nexus of resources and information about what to do if you are sexually assaulted, how to help someone else or support a friend, common reactions to sexual violence, facts sheets, videos, definitions, crisis hotlines, support centers, and an overview of MN sexual violence laws.
Feminist Majority Foundation/Sexual Assault Resources Feminist-identified resources for survivors of sexual violence, sexual harassment, or domestic violence, including: crisis hotlines, websites, support agencies, and college campus-centered resources.
Center for Changing Our Campus Culture Information on campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center A collection of data, publications, news, press releases, and organizations focused on sexual violence, including an online library of resources.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence A confidential 24/7 crisis hotline, as well as information on the dynamics of abuse, signs of an abusive partner, understanding why victims stay, national/state statistics, and what to do if you think you are being abused.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information on sexual violence and related forms of violence, including: child abuse, neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, suicide, and sex trafficking.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) An assortment of college-specific resources on staying safe on campus, alcohol safety, warning signs for college-aged adults, consent, prevention, and campus activism. Website also includes information on reporting and the criminal justice system.
Resources on Substance Abuse and Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Information and support resources on the connection between substance abuse and violence, including: statistics, potential warning signs, risk factors, and options for treatment.