Assault of a Student by a Student - (Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking)
- Student (or any one she/he tells) should call the Xavier Advocate Hotline at 513 872-9259 and identify yourself as being from Xavier.
- An advocate will respond immediately at an arranged meeting place. She will offer crisis counseling, reporting options, and support throughout the process.
- With any sexual assault or physical violence the victim will be encouraged to have a Forensic Exam at University Hospital (most effective within 72 hours of a sexual assault). This does not mean that you are going to bring legal charges, but if you decide to at a later date, the results of the exam will be beneficial to your case. All injuries should be treated immediately. The advocate will accompany you throughout the process.
- The victim may file a report with the Xavier Campus Police, Norwood or Cincinnati City Police and/or to the assistant vice president for student life. The victim may decide not to make any formal report. It is important to know that the filing of a report does not mean that you are necessarily bringing formal charges at this time; however, it does mean that you have left your options open and may file internal and/or external charges at a later date.
- An investigation occurs and according to the decision made by the student, the case may go forward to criminal court and/or to the University Discipline Board hearing.
- The University Discipline Board imposes sanctions if responder is found responsible.
- Any appeal is heard by the vice president for student development.
The above information is also available in a flow chart.