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What Are the Options for Resolution Outside the College?
Options for Resolution Outside the College
The College reserves the right to proceed with its own internal disciplinary process even though civil or criminal cases may be pending in the local courts.
Legal Advice is important when pursuing options within or outside of the College. The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students can assist a student by providing information about local attorneys who specialize in sexual assault cases.
For criminal prosecution the victim may file formal charges with local law enforcement. This will lead to an investigation by the police and the District Attorney, who will review the evidence to bring formal charges.
Victims are welcome to have a friend, CA, counselor, dean, advisor, or family member accompany them when they meet with any college official (disciplinary officer, harassment panel, campus security officer, etc.)
The local rape crisis organization (Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center, 207.626.0660) is also available to provide assistance, support, and advocacy throughout the process.
Sexual Assault Policies