Committed to a Safer Community Regis University is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, respectful community. Within this respectful community, sexual violence will not be tolerated and support of survivors of sexual violence is a priority. Through campus and community resources, survivors of sexual assault may choose to access services to assist them as they move through the recovery process. Through campus disciplinary procedures and/or off-campus law enforcement agencies, perpetrators of sexual violence will be held accountable. Through campus programs and outreach events, all members of the Regis community can learn how to contribute to the elimination of sexual violence on our campus and in the community-at-large. ConfidentialResourcesReporting AnAssaultGettingHelpPrevention& EducationCampusEvents What You Need to Know as a Regis Student Regis is committed to working toward eliminating sexual violence and supporting survivors of sexual violence. Part of this commitment involves taking reports of alleged sexual assault very seriously. Under Title IX, which mandates campuses to comply with certain federal regulations, the university is required to investigate and respond to all reports of sexual misconduct. As such, information provided to university staff, including Resident Advisors and Peer Ministers must be reported to appropriate university officials. The university must initiate an official investigation if it has key information to proceed (e.g. time, date, location and names of those involved in an alleged incident.) This investigation must take place even if the information is provided by a third party. The only university staff who are exempt from sharing such information are those listed below under “Confidential Resources.” On-Campus Resources If a student wants to talk with someone in a confidential manner, she or he has two on-campus options. Students may speak/consult with: Counselors in the Office of Counseling and Personal Development (OCPD) Priests who are acting as spiritual counselors Information will be confidential in the context of a counselor-client or priest-parishioner relationship. Only these campus professionals are exempt from legal Title IX requirements that mandate university faculty and staff to report campus-involved sexual assaults to the Title IX Coordinator. Community Resources Students may contact the Blue Bench (formerly known as the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program - RAAP), Denver‘s community rape crisis center, 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 303.322.7273. Trained volunteer advocates are on call to answer any questions you may have and to provide emotional support at all times. Information may also be accessed through their website: www.raap.org. Options for Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Students may opt to pursue charges through the criminal system or the University's judicial system, or to pursue both processes concurrently. Regardless of the option chosen, under Title IX the University must initiate an administrative investigation, even if the assault has been reported to the police. Option 1: Filing a Criminal Complaint Regis University encourages students to report sexual violations to the police. Incidents which occur on university property should be reported to the Denver Police Department. You may do so by calling 911 or their non-emergency number at 303.458.4122. Off-campus incidents may or may not fall within the DPD jurisdiction. Campus Safety (303.458.4122) encourages students to contact them first so that they can help students through the process of contacting the appropriate police department. Option 2: Filing a Complaint with the University's Judicial System To report sexual misconduct or assault, you may choose to file a complaint with the University's judicial system. You have the option to do this whether or not you choose to file a criminal complaint. Reports for the Regis judicial system are to be filed with the Title IX Coordinator: Lorna Dwyer Title IX Coordinator 3333 Regis Boulevard West Hall 107B Mail Code K4 Denver, CO 80221-1099 303.458.4906 Complaints related to sexual harassment or sexual violence can also be filed with the Associate Vice President, Human Resources or the Dean of Students: Tony Crow Associate Vice President, Human Resources 3333 Regis Boulevard West Hall 107 Mail Code K4 Denver, CO 80221-1099 303.458.4197 Diane McSheehy Dean of Students 3333 Regis Boulevard Student Center 223 Mail Code J8 Denver, CO 80221-1099 303.458.4223 Reports filed with the Associate Vice President, Human Resources or the Dean of Students will be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for processing. Please read the Regis University Sexual Harassment, Misconduct and Violence Policy for more information. Community Resources Call 911 immediately if you are injured and need emergency medical care or if you have concerns about your safety. You may also call 911 to have an officer respond quickly and come to your location to assist you. Denver Police: If you have questions about filing a report and would like to speak with a police officer, you may call the Denver Police Non-Emergency number: 720.913.2000. Please remember that Campus Safety (303.458.4122) is always willing to help you contact Denver Police or help you figure out the correct police department to contact if the assault happened outside of the Denver Police Department's jurisdiction. On-Campus Resources Medical It is important for students who have been sexually assaulted to seek immediate medical attention. Students who choose (or think they may later choose) to pursue criminal charges must seek a forensic medical examination off-campus (please see below). Students who do not wish to pursue charges in the criminal system may receive medical treatment at the Student Health Center (303.458.3558) during regular business hours. After-hours resources off-campus are provided below. Counseling and Consultation The Office of Counseling and Personal Development provides unlimited counseling sessions for all Regis College, Doctoral Pharmacy and Physical Therapy students, as well as all Traditional, Accelerated, and CHOICE nursing students. All services are confidential and free of charge. OCPD is staffed by trained professionals who provide support to students who are dealing with a sexual assault. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 303.458.3507 or coming to OCPD, which is located in the Coors Life Directions Center. Crisis walk-in services are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mary Stall, Staff Psychologist and Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator, is also available for consultation regarding any issues involving sexual assault. She can be reached at 303.458.4228 or by email Dr. Mary Stall. Pastoral Care The Office of University Ministry staff can provide pastoral counseling and support. The Office of University Ministry can be reached at 303.458.5725, or you may email Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe, Director of University Ministry. Community Resources Medical Students may seek treatment in an Emergency Department, Urgent Care Center, or through their private health care specialist. Please note that all Urgent Care Clinics and Hospitals are required to notify the police when someone seeks medical treatment for sexual assault. Police will be called to the ER/Urgent Care Clinic and will ask to speak with you. You should also know that you can request a Victim Advocate to help you understand your options and the support available to you. Some hospitals have Victim Advocates on staff. You can also request that a Victim Advocate be provided to you by the Blue Bench (formerly RAAP, the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program). Forensic examinations, which include collecting evidence for use in criminal cases, are provided at the following area clinics and hospitals. Clinics NextCare Urgent Care Center (888.306.5315; 52nd and Wadsworth) Hospitals St. Anthony’s North: 2551 West 84th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80204 303.426.2151 Porter Hospital: 2525 S. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80210 303.778.1955 Denver Health Medical Center: 777 Bannock street, Denver, CO 80204 303.436.6000 Counseling and Support Services The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) The Blue Bench (formerly known as the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, RAAP) provides many services for survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse. The Blue Bench maintains a 24-hour crisis and support hotline (303.322.7273). Hotline staff provide emotional support and information about support services in the Denver area. The Blue Bench also provides individual and group therapy, and volunteer advocates who can assist survivors through the legal process. Denver Police Victim Assistance Unit If you are involved in filing an official police report, the Victim Assistance Unit will appoint an advocate to help you and inform you of the many services provided to victims of crime. Phone: 720.913.6035 Denver Sexual Assault Interagency Council The SAIC is a council with representatives from a spectrum of agencies including the Denver Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office, and service providers in the Denver area. The SAIC Coordinator can assist you in finding services and is a great resource if you have questions about any part of the response system. She is also available to coordinate and/or mediate between you and any Denver agency regarding concerns about your experience within the system. Counseling Referrals for private therapists and low-fee services in the community are available through the Office of Counseling and Personal Development (OCPD) and can be accessed on this website. Prevention & Education The Office of Counseling and Personal Development includes a staff member who coordinates Sexual Assault Prevention and Education on campus. If you have questions about sexual assault or would like to be involved in these efforts at Regis, please contact Dr. Mary Stall (303.458.4228). Personal Safety Skills for Women PSSW) Classes Classes are held on-campus and taught by instructors from the Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) each semester. Bystander Training Bystander Training helps us all learn what we as individuals can do to stand up against violence on our campus and in the community at large. During 2013-2014, freshmen will attend a seminar on gender violence and ways we can all stand up and make a difference. Regis athletes will also attend a Bystander Training program in the fall. Campus Events Each year there are multiple events sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Program, including bringing in outside speakers and programs that address sexual assault issues and on-campus outreach events that raise awareness about sexual assault. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April, the university observes Denim Day, an outreach event held on the Quad. On this day, the continuing Clothesline Project serves to remind us of the survivors of sexual assault by exhibiting t-shirts made by and in honor of survivors of sexual violence. Important Dates in 2013-14 Denim Day: Wednesday, April 23 Wear denim to raise awareness about sexual assault and the rights of survivors. Project Denim: Thursday Thrills, March 27 Put together a team or just come to see the show. Teams of students compete in the 2nd Annual Project Denim. Clothesline Project: Wednesday, April 23 Show your support by crafting shirts to help bring awareness about sexual assault and the rights of survivors. The clothes will be displayed on Denim Day.