What to Expect from Student Counseling Sexual Assault Victim: Once a student presents to Student Counseling, she/he is treated with respect and dignity by all staff members, knowing that sexual assaults are never the victim's fault, Student Counseling professional counselor will:
- Let the student know they are in a safe and confidential environment
- Determine age of student - Nebraska State Law mandates that any individual who learns of a sexual assault against a minor (age 18 and younger) report the crime to local authorities, i.e. UNMC Campus Security/Police or city Police Department.
- Assess her/him in the following areas:
- Psychological well-being and safety
- Medical needs
- Physical safety
- Determine if she/he wants a family member or friend notified. The student is always provided the option of having a support person present.
- Listen and attend.
- Support them; not direct them
- Ask if they would like something to drink or eat (providing enough time has passed that it would not affect collecting evidence)
- Assist the student in understanding their options:
- Continue receiving counseling services whether through Student Counseling or a community provider
- Provide information on where to go to file a protection order if the victim wishes to do so.
- Inform her/him of available support services
- Whether or not she/he decides to report the crime, encourage them to obtain medical attention ASAP.
- On campus resources (please refer to Student Campus Resource List)
- Off campus resources (please refer to Student Campus Resource List).
- Hot Lines and National websites (please refer to Student Campus Resource List).
Student Procedures: Student Sexual Misconduct Procedures
Employee Procedures: Employee Sexual Misconduct Procedures
Employee Policy: Employee Sexual Misconduct Policy