SEXUAL HARRASMENT

Sexual Offenses

 

The Institute goes over the General Safety Rules with new students during orientation. You can find sexual assault education and information by accessing http://www.rainn.org/get-information.

If you are a victim of a sexual assault at this institution, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary medical treatment. The Institute strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation (ideally a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam). An assault should be reported directly to the Institute Director or to an institute representative. Filing a report with the institute will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from the school. When a sexual assault victim contacts the institute, the El Paso Police Department will be notified as well. The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system and the institute, or only the latter. Various city counseling options are available on the El Paso city Support Services Directory at the end of this catalog.