In the event that someone tells you that they have survived rape, sexual assault or another form of sexualized violence, it is important to remember that you can be a link in the healing process and an effective ally to the survivor without assuming full responsibility for every step of the recovery process.
Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are defined by HSU as officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities [as well as]…the authority and the duty to take action…on behalf of the institution." For a complete list of HSU employees designated as CSAs, please see the Definitions Page
CSAs are required by CSU policy to abide by certain guidelines when responding to a report of sexual assault. This checklist is designed to help CSAs follow the University Protocol for responding to reports of sexual assault. In the event that a student, colleague, or other member of the campus community discloses to you having survived a sexual assault, you can print this checklist and share the information with the survivor as you cover these steps together.
After speaking with someone about experiencing a sexual assault, you are welcome to call the NCRCT to address your own feelings or concerns as well as to discuss in more detail how to be an effective ally to a survivor of sexual assault.
A copy of this checklist is available for download and use by CSAs to keep track of the process.
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