Carleton has many resources available to support you if you have been affected by sexual harassment or assault either directly or indirectly. There are four categories of support people recognized by the College: The Sexual Misconduct Support Team, Trained Carleton Community Members, Carleton Community Members, and Non-Carleton Resources. Remember that you can use as many of these services as you wish.
The Sexual Misconduct Support Team (SMS)
SMS Advisers, Student Health and Counseling, the Chaplain, the Complaint Process Coordinator, and CAASHA advocates are members of the SMS Team.
For information about the current SMS Advisers and their contact information, click here.
The psychologists at the Student Health and Counseling offer confidential counseling. Marit Lysne, Drew Weis, and Daryn Rogers are all available to students and can be reached at extension x4080. Let the receptionist know that you are calling about an issue of sexual harassment or assault to ensure that you are scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible.
The Chaplains, Carolyn Fure-Slocum and Shosh Dworsky, are also confidential resources. They can be reached at x4003 and x4005, respectively.
CAASHA members are specially trained as advocates, and are the only student group designated as part of the Sexual Misconduct Support Team. We are available to talk on the phone, by email, or in person. We can also accompany you to appointments you may decide to make.
A list of current CAASHA members, our contact information and events can be found here on our website and on teal signs in bathrooms across campus. If you would rather contact CAASHA more generally, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for us by dialing 6 on the main menu of our phone line at (507) 222-5710. Only current CAASHA advocates will receive these messages.
Anyone is welcome to contact a CAASHA member for any reason.
Trained Carleton Community Members
Within the Carleton community there are many supportive faculty, staff, and students who are prepared to support you, listen to you, and direct you to additional resources.
Some of these students are your peer leaders, like your SWAs, RAs, Intercultural Peer Leaders, Chaplain’s Associates and Gender & Sexuality Center Associates. Peer leaders in advisery roles will file a Community Concern form in non-identifying terms about incidents of sexual harassment or assault that are disclosed to them. For more information about Community Concern forms, click here. For information about required reporting and confidential resources, click here.
Other Trained Carleton Community Members include Hall Directors, Carleton Security, members of the Dean of Students Office, and Healthy Communities & Relationships Members. For information about the ways these people can support you, click here.
The Gender & Sexuality Center, in the basement of Scoville, offers a safe-space with information that might be of assistance. For information about the GSC, visit their website here.
Carleton Community Members
For more information about support you may receive from other Carleton Community Members, click here.
If you wish to pursue support from outside of the Carleton community, there are many options available to you.
HOPE Center advocates are available 24 hours a day at 800-607-2330. HOPE Center advocates are professionally trained and are very familiar with legal options available to survivors. You can visit their website here.
Northfield Hospital can provide medical care. For more medical information, click here.
Northfield Police will assist with legal action. For more information about reporting to the police or the differences between Carleton's complaint process and legal process, click here.
RAINN (The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) has a national hotline that will connect you to your local crisis center, an online national sexual assault hotline supported by most browsers, international resources, statistics about sexual violence, and information about supporting survivors. You can visit the RAINN website at rainn.org. To access the online hotline, click here.
Family & Friends outside of the Carleton community may also be able to support you. For more information about supporting a friend, click here.