Victim/Complainant Resources

Title IX

All resources provided below can be used regardless of when sexual misconduct occurred. These resources are available for immediate assistance or whenever a victim decides to request services. Resources can be used in conjunction, separately, for short-term assistance, or for long-term assistance.

Primary resources

  • SART/CADA: 507-933-6868

The College’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART/CADA) includes faculty, staff, and other advocates who provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to survivors of sexual misconduct, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

Gustavus students can reach a confidential Sexual Assault Advocate by calling 507-933-6868. Gustavus advocates (SART Sexual Assault Response Team) are available in person Monday-Friday on campus during business hours and can be reached by office phone or email. On evenings and weekends, an advocate from CADA (Committee against Domestic Abuse) will be available to assist. All advocates are confidential, provide information and assist with resource referrals.

SART/CADA can provide information and assist with the following:                                                                                                               1. Referring an individual and providing information about SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exams                                                 2. Referring an indivdual to and/or providing emergency contraceptives                                                                                                       3. Referring an indivdual to other medical services                                                                                                                                       4. Helping an individual decide whether they want to make a formal report to Title IX, and providing information on Gustavus's sexual miscondcut policy and process                                                                                                                                                                     5. Referring an invidual and providing information on different accomodation options provided by Gustavus                                             6. Serving as an advisor to any individual participating in a Title IX formal investigation process                                                                 7. Referring an invidual and/ or helping an individual make a report to the local police                                                                                 8. Referring an individual and providng information on off-campus resources, advocacy services, and shelters                                           9. Aiding an individual in making a safety plan if they are experiencing intimate partner violence and/or stalking                                         10. Providing a listening ear to an individual to share as little or as much of their personal story, while maintaining confidentiality. In addition, due to the 40 hour training advocates receive an individual can share their story with an advocate without fear of judgement, victim-blaming, or neutrality on the part of the advocate. 

NOTE: SART/CADA offers support in whatever course of action a student chooses and, beyond reporting statistical data (non-personally identifying information), WILL NOT act on anything unless the student requests it.

  • Gustavus Counseling Center: 507-933-7027

The Gustavus Counseling Center is an additional confidential resource. The Counseling Center has staff working Monday-Friday during business hours. Students can request specific counselors or counselors with specific expertise. Any student who has immediate need for a counselor can request an expedited counseling session. The Gustavus Counseling Center counselors are trained in working with students who have experienced trauma and can refer students to local therapists, including licensed psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists in private practice who work with individuals who have experienced trauma.

Other resources

CADA: The Committee Against Domestic Abuse is a local community resource serving sexual assault and domestic violence victims in St. Peter and Mankato, MN.

Contact CADA: 800-477-0466

CADA Address: 100 Stadium Ct, Mankato, MN 56001

Nicollet Sibley Sexual Assault Services: Community 24-hour Safeline: 800-630-1425

MNCASA: The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) is a voice for victims/survivors, sexual assault programs, and allies committed to ending sexual violence.

RAINN: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at: 1-800-656-HOPE.