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Reporting Sexual Assault

The University encourages the reporting of all incidents of sexual assault. Deciding whether to report an incident is a personal and often difficult decision. Reporting sexual assault is often the beginning of a process by which victims regain control over their lives. Reporting sexual assault may also help in preventing future incidents and establishing precedent that will aid other victims in the future. It is important to understand the options available for reporting an incident of sexual assault. The following options are available"

Confidential Reporting

One option that affords complete confidentiality is speaking with a licensed counselor in Student Health and Counseling, by calling 314-977-2323 (24-hour line).

Another option is to call the University's Compliance Hotline at 877-525-5669 (24-hour line).


Formal Complaint

A formal complaint may be filed with any of the Reporting Contacts listed below.

  • Department of Public Safety and Security Services ("DPSSS"):  If the incident requires immediate emergency attention, contact DPSSS at 314-977-3000.
  • Dean of Students:  314-977-5028
  • Residence Hall Staff:  314-977-2811
  • Office of Student Conduct:  314-977-7280
  • Title IX Coordinator:  314-977-3886

Criminal Complaint

A criminal report may be filed with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (911 for emergencies or 314-444-5385), or appropriate jurisdiction. DPSSS is available to provide assistance with contacting the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, or other appropriate jurisdiction.

An individual may file a report with both the University and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, or other appropriate jurisdiction, as the systems operate independently.

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