“I was assaulted on my sixth night of college.”

Read the case study below for a look at what students on GRCC’s campus might experience when reporting a sexual assault. For more information on support, resources and reporting at GRCC click here.

Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

‘We’re Up Against A System That’s Not Designed To Help Us’

1/27/15 Huffington Post.  Note: The following story contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers might find upsetting.

It was Andrew’s sixth night of freshman year at Brown University when he was assaulted by a male student in his dorm bathroom. When Andrew brought on-campus charges, his assailant was expelled.Unlike myriad students who report mishandled cases in the burgeoning national campaign against sexual assault, Andrew initially believed his case was handled appropriately.But after The Huffington Post discovered Andrew’s assailant had previously been found responsible for assaulting two other students and had not been expelled, Andrew was devastated...

What mandatory reporters need to do

Mandatory reporters of sexual misconduct cannot promise confidentiality (click here to see the policy).  If you are speaking with a potential victim, assure him or her that you will help in any way that you can, offer to assist in filling a formal complaint, and connect him or her to an Title IX coordinator. Listen and sympathize, or connect them with a licensed personal counselor in our Counseling and Career Center who can provide confidentiality.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) services are available and free to all employees (except student employees), their spouses and children living in their household 24 hours a day, seven days a week through these numbers: (800) 442-0809 or (616) 455-6210.