Sexual Assault Response Guarantee
The Michigan State University Police Department has adopted the MSU Police Sexual Assault Response Guarantee, which states:
Sexual assaults, including non-stranger sexual assault, are a very serious concern of the University. If you feel you are the victim of a sexual assault on campus, the MSU Police Department will guarantee you the following:
- We will meet with you privately, at a place of your choice in this area, to take a police report.
- We will not release your name to the public or to the media.
- Our officers will not prejudge you, and you will not be blamed for what occurred.
- We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.
- If you feel more comfortable talking with a female or male officer, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
- We will assist you in arranging for any hospital treatment or other medical needs.
- With your permission, we will assist you in contacting counseling and advocacy services, in addition to other available resources that will continue to provide you with additional support throughout the investigation.
- We will fully investigate your case. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation. Each investigation is forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review, with your input taken into consideration as to the best possible outcome.
- We will continue to be available for you, to answer your questions, to explain the systems and processes involved (prosecutor’s office, court proceedings, university investigation), and to be a listening ear if you wish.
We will consider your case seriously regardless of your gender or sexual orientation, and regardless of the gender or sexual orientation of the suspect.
If you feel you are the victim of a sexual assault, call the MSU Police Department at 355-2221, and say you want to privately make a sexual assault complaint. You may call any time of day or night.
If we fail to achieve any part of the above guarantee, the Chief of Police, Jim Dunlap, will meet with you personally to address any problems. The MSU Police want to continue to make the MSU campus safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors.