Reporting an Incident of Sexual Misconduct, and Resources for Victims/Survivors

Rasmussen College Policy

Rasmussen College policy strongly condemns and expressly prohibits sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.  The full Title IX and Policy Against Sexual Misconduct can be found in the College Catalog/Addendum.

Reporting an Incident to the College

Anyone—whether a student, employee, bystander, witness, or other third-party—may report an incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.  A report may be made through the Online Reporting System, to college authorities, external resources, or to law enforcement. Contact information for all of these options is provided below.

Confidentiality: Reports made through the Online Reporting System or to college personnel will be kept confidential within the scope of the investigation and to the extent allowed under law, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in every circumstance.

Please click below to view important information regarding Victim's/Survivor's Rights and Options:

  • Victim’s/Survivor’s Rights and Options

Victims/Survivors have the following rights and options under Rasmussen College policy.

  1. If sexual assault is alleged, the Victim/Survivor is strongly encouraged to preserve physical evidence of the sexual assault.  No attempt should be made to bathe, change clothes, or otherwise clean prior to examination by a medical practitioner to make determinations regarding sexual assault.  The preservation of physical evidence is very important for any criminal or civil action that the Victim/Survivor may choose to pursue against the Respondent, and will also be useful in a College complaint Investigation and resolution process.  A medical forensic examination shall be completed at no cost to the Victim/Survivor, and may be conducted at any medical facility.  A list of medical facilities near each campus can be found below.
  2. Victims/Survivors are strongly encouraged to create a detailed written summary of the incident while the memory is still clear.
  3. The Victim/Survivor has a right to privacy, which includes the decision whether to report or not report an alleged incident to the College, law enforcement, both, or neither.  At the request of the Victim/Survivor, College employees will promptly assist the Victim/Survivor in making a report.
  4. College personnel must treat a Victim/Survivor with dignity, and shall not suggest to a Victim/Survivor that the Victim/Survivor is at fault for the crimes or violations that occurred, or that the Victim/Survivor should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime.
  5. A Victim/Survivor may contact, or request assistance from College personnel with accessing and navigating, fair and respectful health care, mental health, counseling, and advocacy services that are available in the Victim’s/Survivor’s area.  A list of services can be found below.
  6. Confidentiality and privacy will be maintained within the scope of the Inquiry, Investigation, and resolution processes and among College personnel involved therein, to the extent allowed under law, but cannot be guaranteed in every circumstance.
    1. Confidentiality and privacy are best protected when complaints are made through the Online Reporting System, to the Title IX Coordinator, or to the Vice President of Human Capital.  Complaints reported to other College employees other than work study students will be escalated, but confidentiality and privacy may be lessened due to the circumstances of the reporting.
    2. The College shall not disclose the identity of the Victim/Survivor or the Respondent, except as necessary to resolve the complaint or to implement interim protective measures and accommodations or when provided by State or federal law.
    3. A party to the complaint may share information with their advocate, or other support person who is not a fact witness.
    4. The accused party has due process rights, which include the right to be informed of the allegations and their source.
    5. In some circumstances, the College may need to warn the campus community or alert law enforcement of a continued threat of harm to others.
  7. The College will conduct an Inquiry into all complaints received.  This Inquiry may or may not lead to an Investigation and a report with findings and recommendations.  An Inquiry involves contacting the Complainant, and Victim/Survivor if they are not the same person, to collect further information about the complaint.  It may be possible to resolve some complaints informally between the parties by mutual agreement.  Based upon the Inquiry, the College may determine that a formal Investigation is appropriate.  An Investigation is led by the Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Human Capital, or corporate counsel, and includes fact gathering and analysis, concluding with a written report detailing findings and recommendations based upon the preponderance of the evidence standard.
  8. The Victim/Survivor of an alleged sexual assault may decide when to repeat a description of the alleged sexual assault incident.
  9. Notice shall be provided to the Victim/Survivor of the outcome of any Inquiry or Investigation concerning a complaint, consistent with laws relating to data practices.
  10. At the direction of law enforcement authorities, college authorities shall assist in obtaining, securing, and maintaining evidence in connection with a sexual assault incident.
  11. College authorities shall assist the Victim/Survivor in preserving, in instances of alleged sexual assault, materials relevant to the Inquiry, Investigation, or any disciplinary proceeding.
  12. Interim protective measures (shielding):
    1. A Victim/Survivor or Respondent may request to the Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Human Capital, corporate counsel, or other College employee that the College take interim protective measures as are reasonably available to shield or otherwise mitigate the potential for future unwanted interactions between the Victim/Survivor and Respondent during and after the complaint Inquiry, Investigation, and resolution processes.
    2. The College shall act promptly to institute interim protective measures, which may include:
      1. changes to classroom, academic, and college working situations, as they are available and feasible;
      2. obtaining and enforcing campus no contact orders; and
      3. cooperating with law enforcement authorities, and honoring an order of protection or no contact order entered by a State civil or criminal court.
  13. Retaliation is forbidden against Victims/Survivors, good-faith reporters, and certain other persons as outlined in Section G of these policies in the catalog.
  14. The Complainant, Victim/Survivor, and Respondent may have an advisor or support person of their choice who is not a fact witness accompany them to any meeting or proceeding related to an alleged violation of this policy.
    1. The advisor or support person must comply with all rules and College policies regarding their role. 
    2. Involvement of an advisor or support person shall not be permitted if it results in undue delay of the meeting or proceeding.
    3. The advisor or support person may not participate or contribute to a meeting or proceeding unless invited to participate or contribute by the College employee leading the meeting or proceeding.
    4. The advisor or support person may not engage in behavior or advocacy that harasses, abuses, or intimidates either party, a witness, or an individual resolving the complaint.
    5. The College may prohibit an advisor or support person from involvement for violations of this policy.
  15. The Victim/Survivor, Complainant, and the Respondent are entitled to simultaneous, written notification of the outcome of the Investigation, including information regarding appeal rights, within 7 days of a decision or sooner if required by State or federal law.
  16. A Victim/Survivor who subsequently chooses to transfer to another postsecondary institution may request that the College provide them with information about resources for Victims/Survivors of sexual assault at the institution to which the Victim/Survivor is transferring.
  17. Consistent with laws governing access to student records, a student who reported an incident of sexual assault will be provided access to the student's description of the incident as it was reported to the institution, including if that student transfers to another postsecondary institution.

Online Reporting System


College Authorities

The following individuals are primarily responsible for receiving reports under college policy.

To reach college authorities send an email to titleix@rasmussen.edu

Any college employee (other than work-study students) may receive a complaint and will escalate it to the appropriate College Authority.

External Resources:

  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Medical Facilities (Forensic Exams)
  • Victim's/Survivor's Support and Advocacy Resources

FLORIDA

  1. Fort Myers:
    • Lee County Sherriff’s Office
      14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
      Fort Myers, FL 33912
      Contact: Sergeant Scott Thompson
      Phone: (239) 477-1000
      http://www.sheriffleefl.org/main/

  2. Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco:
    • Pasco County Sheriff's Office
      8700 Citizens Drive
      New Port Richey, FL 34654
      Contact Person: Jeff Gray
      Phone number 727-815-7023
      General Phone: (727) 847-5878
      https://pascosheriff.com/

  3. New Port Richey/West Pasco:
    • Pasco County Sheriff's Office
      8700 Citizens Drive
      New Port Richey, FL 34654
      Contact Person: Jeff Gray
      Phone number 727-815-7023
      General Phone: (727) 847-5878
      https://pascosheriff.com/

  4. Ocala:
    • Ocala Police Department
      402 South Pine Avenue
      Ocala, FL 34471
      Phone number: 352- 369-7139
      http://www.ocalapd.com/

ILLINOIS

  1. Aurora/Naperville:
    • Aurora Police Department
      1200 E. Indian Trail
      Aurora, IL 60505
      630-256-5000
      https://www.aurora-il.org/apd/

  2. Mokena/Tinley Park:
    • Mokena Police Department
      10907 Front Street
      Mokena, IL 60448
      708-479-3911
      http://www.mokena.org/Directory.aspx?did=4

  3. Rockford:
    • Rockford Police Department
      420 West State Street
      Non-Emergency Phone: 815 966-2900
      http://www.rockfordil.gov/police.aspx

  4. Romeoville/Joliet:
    • Romeoville Police Department
      1050 W. Romeo Rd
      Romeoville, IL  60446
      815-886-7219
      http://www.romeoville.org/262/Police

KANSAS

  1. Overland Park:
    • Overland Park Police
      12400 Foster St
      Overland Park, KS 66210
      913-895-6300
      http://www.opkansas.org/city-government/police-department/police-divisions/

  2. Topeka:
    • Topeka Police Dept.
      320 S Kansas, Suite 100
      Topeka, KS 66603
      James Brown
      785-368-9551
      https://www.topeka.org/TPD/

MINNESOTA

  1. Blaine:
    • Anoka County Sheriff’s Department
      13301 Hanson Blvd NW
      Andover MN  55304
      Criminal Investigation Division – Detective Jeff Schoeberl
      763-323-5044
      http://Anokacounty.us/432/sheriffs-office

  2. Bloomington:
    • Bloomington Police Department
      1800 W Old Shakopee Rd,
      Minneapolis, MN 55431
      (952) 563-4900
      https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/police-links/bloomington-police-department-bloomington-minnesota

  3. Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove:
    • Brooklyn Park Police Department
      5400 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
      Inspector Shane DuPaul
      763-493-8222
      http://www.brooklynpark.org

  4. Eagan:
    • Eagan Police Department
      3830 Pilot Knob Road
      Eagan, MN 55122
      651-675-5700
      www.ci.eaganpd@cityofeagan.com

  5. Lake Elmo/Woodbury:
    • Washington County Sheriff’s Department
      15015 62nd St N, PO Box 3801
      Stillwater, MN  55082
      Contact Person:  John Stoffel, Deputy Sheriff
      651-430-7670
      https://www.co.washington.mn.us/468/Sheriffs-Office

  6. Mankato:
    • Mankato Department of Public Safety
      710 South Front Street
      Mankato MN  56001
      507.387.8700
      https://www.mankatomn.gov/government/service-areas/public-safety

  7. Moorhead:
    • Moorhead Policy Department
      Law Enforcement Center
      915 9th Ave N
      Moorhead, MN 56560
      Phone number 701-451-7660
      http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/departments/police

  8. St. Cloud:
    • St. Cloud Police Department
      101 11th Avenue North
      St. Cloud MN  56303
      Chief Blair Anderson
      320-345-4444
      http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us

NORTH DAKOTA

  1. Fargo:
    • Fargo Police Department
      222 N. 4th St
      Fargo, ND 58102
      Phone number – 701-235-4493
      http://www.cityoffargo.com

WISCONSIN

  1. Green Bay:
    • The Green Bay Police Department
      307 South Adams St. Green Bay, WI 54301
      Emergency contact 9-1-1
      Non-emergency Green Bay Police dispatch number (920) 391-7450
      Green Bay Police Department Administrative number (920) 448-3200
      http://www.gbpolice.org

  2. Wausau:
    • Wausau Police Department
      515 Grand Ave
      Wausau WI  54403
      Contact Person Name (if available)
      715-261-7800
      http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Departments/Police.aspx

The following are Medical Facilities at which a medical forensic examination may be conducted for a Victim/Survivor of sexual assault.  This medical forensic examination is free of charge to the Victim/Survivor. Victim/Survivors who receive a bill for a medical forensic examination should contact one of the College Authorities listed in the reporting information.

FLORIDA

  1. Fort Myers:
    • Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center (ACT): Sexual Assault Services Center
      201 4th Street
      Fort Myers, FL 33907
      Phone (Lee County): (239) 939-3112 (24 hour hotline)
      http://www.actabuse.com/services/rape-crisis-shelter/

  2. Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco:
    • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
      1 Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613
      (813) 964-1964
      https://www.crisiscenter.com/

  3. New Port Richey/West Pasco:
    • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
      1 Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613
      (813) 964-1964
      https://www.crisiscenter.com/

  4. Ocala:
    • Munroe Regional Medical Center
      1500 SW 1st Ave
      Ocala, FL 34471
      (352) 351-7200
      http://www.munroeregional.com/

  5. Tampa/Brandon:
    • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
      1 Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613
      (813) 964-1964
      https://www.crisiscenter.com/

ILLINOIS

  1. Aurora:
    • Presence Mercy Medical Center
      1325 N. Highland Ave, Aurora IL 60506
      (630) 859-2222
      http://www.presencehealth.org/presence-mercy-medical-center-aurora

    • Rush Copley Medical Center
      2000 Ogden Ave, Aurora IL 60504
      (630) 978-6200
      http://www.rushcopley.com/

  2. Mokena/Tinley Park:
    • Silver Cross Hospital
      1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451
      (815) 300-1100
      http://www.silvercross.org/

    • Advocate South Suburban Hospital
      17800 Kedzie Ave, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
      (708) 799-8000
      http://www.advocatehealth.com/

  3. Rockford:
    • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
      5666 E State St Rockford IL 61108
      (815) 226-2000
      https://www.osfhealthcare.org/saint-francis/

    • Rockford Memorial Hospital
      2400 N. Rockton Ave Rockford IL 61103
      (815) 971-5000
      https://mercyhealthsystem.org/location/rockford-memorial-hospital/

    • Swedish American Hospital
      1401 East State Street Rockford IL 61104
      (779) 203-9111
      http://www.swedishamerican.org/

  4. Romeoville/Joliet:
    • Sexual Assault Service Center - Guardian Angel Community Services
      168 N. Ottawa
      Joliet, Illinois  60432
      Contact: Donna Plier
      Phone: (815) 729-0930 x1330
      Hotline: (815) 730-8984
      Fax: (815) 744-6087
      TTY: (815) 744-6369
      http://www.gacsprograms.org

KANSAS

  1. Topeka:
    • Stormont Vail SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team)
      https://www.stormontvail.org/services/sane-sart

  2. Overland Park:
    • Overland Park Regional Hospital
      10500 Quivira Rd
      Overland Park, KS 66215
      (913) 541-5562
      http://oprmc.com/

MINNESOTA

  1. Blaine:
    • Mercy Hospital – SANE program
      4050 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
      Coon Rapids MN 55433
      (763) 236-6000
      http://www.allinahealth.org/mercy-hospital

    • Unity Hospital – SANE program
      550 Osborne Rd NE
      Fridley, MN  55432
      (763) 236-5000
      http://www.allinahealth.org/unity-hospital

  2. Bloomington:
    • Hennepin Medical Center
      701 Park Ave, Minneapolis MN 55415
      (612) 873-3000
      http://www.hcmc.org/

  3. Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove
    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
      800 E 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
      (612) 863-4233
      http://www.allinahealth.org/Abbott-Northwestern-Hospital/

    • Fairview-Southdale Hospital
      6401 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
      (952) 924-5138
      http://www.fairview.org/Hospitals/Southdale/index.htm

    • Hennepin County Medical Center
      701 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
      (612) 873-3132
      http://www.hcmc.org/

    • Maple Grove Hospital
      9875 Hospital Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      763-581-1200
      http://www.maplegrovehospital.org/

  4. Eagan:
    • Fairview Clinic
      1440 Duckwood Dr.
      Eagan, MN 55122
      (651) 406-8870
      http://www.fairview.org/Clinics/Eagan

  5. Lake Elmo/Woodbury:
    • Abuse Response Services—Canvas Health
      375 East Orleans
      Stillwater, MN 55082
      (651) 777-1117
      http://www.canvashealth.org

  6. Mankato:
    • Mayo Clinic Health System
      1025 Marsh Street
      Mankato MN  56001
      (507) 385-4745
      http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/mankato/medical-services/emergency-medicine/sexual-assault-resource-team

  7. Moorhead:
    • YWCA Emergency Shelter
      3000 S. University Drive
      Fargo, ND 58103
      (701) 232-3449
      https://www.ywcacassclay.org

  8. St. Cloud:
    • Central MN Sexual Assault Center
      15 Riverside Drive NE
      St. Cloud MN  56304
      (320) 251-4537
      http://www.cmsac.org

NORTH DAKOTA

  1. Fargo:
    • YWCA Emergency Shelter
      3000 S. University Drive
      Fargo, ND 58103
      (701) 232-3449
      https://www.ywcacassclay.org

WISCONSIN

  1. Green Bay:
    • Sexual Assault Center of Family Services
      300 Crooks St.
      PO Box 22308
      Green Bay, WI 54305-2308
      (920) 436-8890
      24 Hour Crisis Phone: (920) 436-8899
      http://www.familyservicesnew.org/sac/

  2. Wausau:
    • Wausau Aspirus Hospital
      333 Pine Ridge Blvd
      Wausau  WI  54401
      (715) 847-2160
      http://www.aspirus.org/Main/Home.aspx#YWG1xy

National and Community-Based Resources for Victim/Survivors

  1. NATIONAL:
    • National Sexual Assault/RAINN Hotline
      Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).  Call 24/7 to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.  RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.  Or, chat online at online.rainn.org, y rainn.org/es

    • ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.)
      24 hour Phone Hotline: (239) 939-3112
      Email:  act@actabuse.com

  2. FLORIDA:
    • Florida Commission on Human Relations
      2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100
      Tallahassee, FL 32301
      Phone: 850-488-7082
      Toll-Free: 1-800-342-8170
      Fax: 850-488-5291
      Website: fchr.state.fl.us
      Email: fchrinfo@fchr.myflorida.com
      For Those with Communication Impairments:
      The Florida Relay Service Voice (statewide)
      711 TDD ASCII 800-955-1339
      TDD Baudot 800-955 – 8771

    • ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.)
      24 hour Hotline (239) 939-3112
      Emergency Shelter (239) 939-3112
      Email:  act@actabuse.com

    • The Ocala Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Center Creative Services, Inc.
      P.O. Box 2193
      Ocala, Fl 34478
      Hotline: 352-622-8495
      Phone: 352-622-5919
      http://ocaladvshelter.org

    • The Centers
      5664 SW 60th Avenue
      Ocala, FL 34474
      24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: (352) 629-9595

    • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
      1-800-500-1119

    • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
      1-888-956-RAP

    • Florida Department of Children and Families
      The Florida Abuse Hotline:
      1-800-962-2873
      Suicide Prevention / Mental Health
      1-800-273-8255
      Myflfamilies.com

  3. ILLINOIS:
    • Confidential Advisors
      Rasmussen College provides Confidential Advisors to assist and support Victim/Survivors with navigating reporting choices and possible outcomes, available medical and counseling services, and related resources. A Confidential Advisor can also provide information about Victim’s/Survivor’s rights, including interim protective measures. To be connected with a Confidential Advisor, submit a request through the Online Reporting System, or send an e-mail to titleix@rasmussen.edu.

    • Illinois Department of Human Rights
      James R. Thompson Center
      100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-100
      Chicago, IL 60601
      312-814-6200
      217-785-5125 (TTY)
      state.il.us/dhr

    • Care Clinics, Inc
      522 North Lake St.
      Aurora IL 60506
      630-896-4650
      https://www.careclinicsinc.com

    • Oasis Mental Health
      1900 E. Ogden Ave suite 106,
      Aurora IL 60504
      630-256-8007
      https://www.oasis-mental-health.com

    • Lifeline Behavioral Healthcare LTD
      18700 S. Wolf Road suite 220, Mokena, IL 60448
      708-928-5700
      http://www.lifelinebehavioralhealthcare.com

    • Prairie Medical Physicians Group
      18210 La Grange Rd, Tinley Park, IL 60487
      708-478-2021

    • Rockford Sexual Asault Counseling
      4990 E, State Street
      Rockford IL
      24 HR line 815 636-9811
      http://rsaconline.org

  4. KANSAS:
    • Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline:
      1-888-363-2287
      kcsdv.org/ksresources.html

    • Kansas City Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line:
      816-531-0233, 913-642-0233; mocsa.org

  5. MINNESOTA:
    • RapeHelpMN.org
      http://rapehelpmn.org/

    • Minnesota Coalition against Sexual Assault
      651-209-9993
      https://www.mncasa.org

    • Minnesota Department of Human Rights
      190 East 5th Street, Suite 700
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      1-800-657-3704 • 651-296-5663
      TTY 651-296-1283
      Website: humanrights.state.mn.us

    • Office of Justice Programs Minnesota Department of Public Safety
      651-201-7310
      800-247-0390
      Website: ojp.state.mn.us

    • Alexandra House
      10065 3rd St NE
      Blaine MN  55434
      763-780-2332
      Website: alexandrahouse.org

    • Lee Carlson Center
      7954 University Ave
      Fridley MN  55432
      763-780-3036
      Website:  leecarlsoncenter.org

  6. NORTH DAKOTA:
    • North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights
      Human Rights Division
      600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept 406
      Bismarck ND 58505-0340
      Phone: (701) 328-2660
      ND In-state toll-free: 1-800-582-8032
      TTY (Relay ND): 1-800-366-6888 or
      1-800-366-6889
      Fax: (701) 328-2031|
      http://www.nd.gov/labor/human-rights/index.html

    • North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services (CAWS)
      525 N. 4th St. Bismarck, ND 58501
      701-255-6240
      http://www.ndcaws.org

    • YWCA Emergency Shelter
      3000 S. University Drive
      Fargo, ND 58103
      701-232-3449
      Fax: 701-232-9408
      https://www.ywcacassclay.org


    • Prairie St. John’s
      510 4th Street S
      Fargo, ND 58103
      701-476-7200
      http://prairie-stjohns.com/

  7. WISCONSIN:
    • Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
      2801 West Beltline Highway Suite 202
      Madison, WI 53713
      Phone: (608) 257-1516
      Fax: (608) 257-2150
      Email: wcasa@wcasa.org
      www.wcasa.org

    • WI Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services:
      Wisconsin Department of Justice P.O. Box 7857
      Madison, WI 53707-7857
      Phone: (608) 266-1221
      Wisconsin Victim Helpline: (800) 446-6564
      To report a crime directly to the Wisconsin Department of Justice:
      Call (608) 266-1671
      Fax: (608) 267-2779
      www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/office-crime-victim-services
      www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/find-local-crime-victim-resources

    • The Women’s Community (Wausau)
      3200 Hilltop Avenue, Wausau WI
      715-842-7323
      http://womenscommunity.org/

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