Reporting Options

Title IX

The College will respect the confidentiality of the sexual misconduct victim and the alleged offender(s) as much as possible, consistent with the College’s legal obligations. Students who wish to report or discuss sexual misconduct incidents should be aware that employees on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different abilities to maintain confidentiality or privacy, depending on their roles at the College. Confidentiality and privacy offer two different levels of protection for information a student shares. Staff who are considered confidential generally would only share information if there was imminent risk to self or others. Staff who are private can share information with others on a "need-to-know" basis, which is a lower threshold than confidential sources.

If you are unsure of someone’s duties and ability to maintain your privacy, ask them before you talk to them. They will be able to tell you, and help you make decisions about who can help you best. If your personally identifiable information is shared, it will only be shared as necessary with as few people as possible, and all efforts will be made to protect your privacy.


A student who desires that details of an incident be kept confidential should speak with any
of the following individuals:

  • Advocates with the Gustavus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART/CADA), 507-933-6868*
    • Counselors with the Gustavus Counseling Center, 507-933-7027
    • Health professionals with the Gustavus Health Service, 507-933-7630*
    • Campus Chaplains, 507-933-7446
    • Off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality, 800-630-1425

 *These employees do not have a responsibility to report identifying information, but do contribute to College statistical reporting requirements.

Counselors from the Gustavus Counseling Center are available to students free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis during normal business hours (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m.). SART/CADA representatives are available during normal business hours and after hours by calling 507-933-6868.

Sexual Assault Response Team

The College’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) includes faculty and staff who provide confidential support 24 hours a day to survivors of sexual misconduct, stalking, and intimate partner violence. A SART/CADA member can talk with the survivor about available options for support and safety. NOTE: SART/CADA offers support and help in whatever course of action you choose and WILL NOT act on anything unless you request it. SART/CADA can be reached by calling 507-933-6868.

SART will review:

  • Talking confidentially with a campus counselor
  • Obtaining medical care from Health Service or at an external clinic
  • Requesting a Campus No Contact Order
  • Reporting the incident to the College for investigation
  • Going to the hospital for a forensic exam (for evidence gathering)
  • Receiving assistance for academics, housing/living situation and transportation
  • Discussing topics related to personal safety
  • Reporting the incident to the police for investigation or to obtain an Order for Protection or Harassment Restraining Order

Other On-campus Sources

Mandated Reporters/Responsible Employees and others:

The following are Mandated Reporters/Responsible Employees and are required to report all personally identifiable information and other details disclosed about the incident to the Title IX Coordinator:  President, Vice Presidents, all faculty, all administrators, all coaches, Campus Safety employees, Human Resources employees, and all staff who supervise student employees (excepting those previously identified as confidential).  Collegiate Fellows, Peer Assistants, and Gustie Greeters are also mandated reporters/responsible employees.

All other employees are required to report to the Title IX Coordinator that an incident occurred but are not required to share the student’s personally identifiable information.

Employees defined as “Campus Security Authorities” in the Clery Act are also required to report crimes to Campus Safety for statistical purposes.  Personally identifiable information is not required to be shared for these reports.  Coaches, SART/CADA members, professional health care staff and advisors to student groups are some examples of “Campus Security Authorities.”  For a complete list of “Campus Security Authorities” contact Campus Safety at

Off-campus Sources

Reporting the Incident to the Police

The College strongly encourages and supports a student’s right to go to police, and College staff will assist the student in making contact with the police. The option to report to off-campus law enforcement is ALWAYS an option regardless of other actions or investigations taking place. A student may speak with a SART/CADA member who can provide support and information regarding contacting off-campus law enforcement or students should feel free to contact the St. Peter Police directly at 507-931-1550 or 911 in the case of an emergency.

Local, State and Federal Agencies

Sexual Assault Victim’s Rights

A survivor has the right to obtain assistance from the Crime Victims Reparations Board and the Office of Crime Victims Ombudsman:

1821 University Avenue North
N465 Griggs-Midway Building
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 1-800-247-0390.


Individuals with complaints of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Discrimination based on sex is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and is enforced by the OCR. More information can be obtained regarding filing a complaint with OCR at the following link:

Anonymous Reporting

Individuals are welcome to utilize the College’s Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form to report information about sexual misconduct but reporters should understand that anonymously reported incidents can be more difficult to investigate.