Frequently Asked Questions

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On this page, professional staff from the Sexual Misconduct Support Team and the Sexual Misconduct Adjudication Team answer questions we hear often.

If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact any of us. We can give you information and discuss your questions and concerns. 

What if I was drinking when I was assaulted or harassed?

"Alcohol tends to be a contributing factor in 90% of sexual misconduct cases, however, the complainant will not receive a sanction due to alcohol use.  In addition, the Northfield Police will not cite a person for underage consumption if a sexual assault has occurred, the focus will be on caring for the complainant as needed, not on alcohol use."

—Cathy Carlson, SMS Adviser and Junior and Senior class Dean

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