Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault or Other Sexual Violence at
Colorado School of Mines

A. If you have been sexually assaulted or victimized.
B. If a friend has been sexually assaulted or victimized.
C. Resources and Reporting Procedures (On & Off Campus; Confidentiality)
D. Medical Attention (Treatment, Transportation, Exam)
E. Other Help & Support
F. Reporting Options
G. Adjudication Procedures
Sexual assault, rape, and other forms of sexual violence are NEVER the fault of
the survivor or victim. Sexual assault can happen to anyone – any gender, sexual
orientation, race, or age. Statistics indicate that about 80% of all sexual assaults occur
between people who know each other. Alcohol is frequently involved. Even if you were
drinking or drunk, the assault was not your fault, and you deserve help and fair
If you have been sexually assaulted or victimized:
You have control of the choices you can make following your assault. Your safety and
medical wellbeing is the first priority and of utmost importance. Once your safety is
secured, there are a few actions you can take to greatly increase the chances of bringing
your perpetrator to justice. The following are recommendations to assist you:
1. Do not blame yourself. Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault.
2. Make sure you are safe from further harm.
3. Call someone you trust, such as a friend, the police, and/or one of the resources
listed below. Although you do not have to report the incident, you have many
options if you do. If you do report, resources to ensure your wellbeing can and wil
be provided once you report.
4. Go to the emergency room for medical care (see Medical Attention below).
Medical attention is vital, as you may have injuries of which you are unaware.
Medical providers can also test you for sexually transmitted infections, provide
emergency contraception if desired, and collect evidence in case you want to
pursue criminal charges in the future.
5. If you have already changed clothes, place them in a paper bag (plastic destroys
evidence). If you have not yet changed, keep the original clothes on, and bring an
extra set to wear home from the hospital. Your clothes may be kept for evidence.
6. Even if the assault occurred sometime in the past (weeks, months or even years
ago), the resources below can offer emotional support and guidance, as wel as
help you understand your options for medical, emotional, legal, and/or academic
Remember, the assault was NOT your fault. There are people at Mines and in the
community who wil believe you and support you as you decide what to do.

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If a friend has been sexually assaulted or victimized:
1. Listen and be supportive. Do not be judgmental. Believe your friend and make
sure her or his needs are being met.
2. Let your friend make her or his own choices.
3. Encourage your friend immediately to follow the above procedures and contact
one of the resources below.
4. Stay with your friend during interviews and examinations, if they want you to do
5. Take care of yourself. You may need to talk with someone about how this has
affected you. The resources listed in this policy are for you as well.
6. If you know the perpetrator, do not confront him or her.
Resources and Reporting Procedures:
The following on- and off-campus resources are available for you to report a sexual
assault or other sexual violence incident. You may contact any of the following offices for
assistance (listed in no particular order). Each resource may have different available
hours and different confidentiality requirements, which are explained here.
Police: (either Mines Police or Golden Police may respond) – call 911, available 24/7
On-Campus Resources:
Karin Ranta-Curran, Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance/ Title IX
Coordinator; Moly Building Room 112, Telephone: 303.384.2558; Email:
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services and Deputy Title IX
Coordinator; Student Center 218; Telephone: 303.273.3050; Email:
Brent Waller, Director of Residence Life and Housing and Deputy Title IX
Coordinator; Campus Living Office, Elm Hall; Telephone: 303.273.3046;
Residence Life Coordinator on-call, cell: 303-384-2199, available 24/7
Counseling Center, office: 303-273-3377, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, W.
Lloyd Wright Student Wel ness Center (confidential resource)
Student Health Center – office: 303-273-3381, 8 am – 12 pm, 1pm – 4:45
pm, Monday-Friday, W. Lloyd Wright Student Wel ness Center
Any Resident/ Community Assistant (RA or CA) in the residence halls,
or any Hall/ Community Director (HD or CD) in Mines Park – On-duty staff
are available every night during the academic year.
Off-Campus Resources:
Victim Outreach Incorporated (VOI) - provides comprehensive assistance
to citizens and their families during trauma recovery and the subsequent
criminal justice process. If you report to police, a VOI victim advocate can be
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requested to respond in person, typically within 20-30 minutes. If you choose
not to report to law enforcement, you can reach VOI by phone.
o Phone: 303-202-2196 (24-hour hotline)
o Website: www.victimoutreach.org_

The Blue Bench - confidential non-Mines resource for sexual assault/crisis
counseling and referrals (24-hour phone hotline):
o English: 303-322-7273
o Spanish: 303-329-0031
o Website:
The following resources can provide appropriate referral and response for survivors of
sexual violence. The following resources are entirely confidential (exceptions apply for
victims under age 18):
• Counseling Center (on-campus)
• Health Center (on-campus)
• The Blue Bench (off-campus)
Please be aware that other Mines employees are required to inform Mines’ Title IX
Coordinator and the Mines Police Department if they learn of an alleged sexual violence
incident. Although the Mines Police Department or campus administrators wil be
informed in some cases, the survivor is always in control of the decision whether to
speak to police or campus administrators. No campus office wil release the names of
survivors to the media or public. Some campus offices may need to be notified about the
incident regarding safety concerns for others, but names wil not be released. If you
notify the police, you have many reporting options that are outlined below.
Medical Attention:
Medical care is available to you anytime after a sexual assault or violence incident.
Especially in the first 7 days after a sexual assault or other incident, medical concerns
like pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI) or injuries may be important to
address. Although treatment is encouraged as soon as possible after an assault,
treatment is available and may help to put your mind at ease even after 5 to 7 days.
There is a difference between getting treatment from a medical professional and having
medical evidence taken for possible investigation.
If you have injuries related to a sexual assault or sexual violence incident, and want
treatment but no evidence collection, please go to the doctor or emergency room.
If you do not want or feel you need an emergency room visit, but are worried about STIs
or pregnancy, emergency contraception and/or STI treatment is available if you choose
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at the Student Health Center, (303) 273-3381. (STI testing and/or prescriptions will be
your financial responsibility.)
Evidence Collection/ SANE (Sexual Assault) Forensic Nurse Exam:
A highly trained Forensic Nurse does the exam and evidence collection at a hospital
emergency room. It is helpful, although not critical, to preserve evidence by avoiding
bathing or changing clothes. You can also keep any clothes you wore during an assault
in a paper bag and bring them with you. If you have bathed or changed clothes, that’s
okay; it is stil possible to collect evidence.
You can have the SANE Forensic Nurse exam done even if you do not know whether or
not you want to report the incident to the police. The Forensic Nurse can explain your
reporting options. If you think there is a possibility that you wil decide to report to the
police, it is best to get the exam done as early as possible, but evidence can often be
collected up to 5 to 7 days later. The exam itself wil be paid for by the state, regardless
of whether or not you choose to press criminal charges. St. Anthony’s Hospital
(information below) wil also provide antibiotics and emergency contraception free of
charge. Other hospitals may charge for these additional costs. There may be financial
assistance available through VOI or other state agencies to cover costs not paid by the
state or insurance. You wil also have the option to apply for Crime Victim
Compensation, which may cover a variety of costs that are incurred.
Emergency Room/ SANE Forensic Nurse Exam Location:
Mines community members who would like to seek emergency medical care and/or
SANE Forensic Nurse exam are encouraged to do so at St. Anthony Hospital
Emergency Department in Lakewood, CO. There is no cost to the patient for this exam.
They wil not bil insurance or contact parents for any victim who is at least 13 years old.

St. Anthony Hospital, Emergency Department
Address: 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 720-321-0000
From 6th Avenue, exit South at the Simms/Union exit, then left on W. 2nd Pl. The
Emergency Department entrance is located on the Southeast corner of the
hospital at Routt and Healing Way.
Click here for Google Map

In addition to driving a personal vehicle, Mines students may also contact Mines Police
for a ride to St. Anthony Hospital for a SANE Forensic Nurse exam by calling 303-273-
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3333 or 911. Transportation wil be provided regardless of whether or not a survivor
decides to file a police report.
Public transportation to St. Anthony Hospital is also available through RTD.
Click here for RTD route information
Other Help & Support:
You may have concerns about housing, academics and your relationships with family,
friends, classmates, and the person who assaulted you. A variety of resources are
available on- and off-campus to assist you (see resource list in Section C). For specific
requests or referrals, please contact the On-Campus Resources listed in Section C.
Such support may take many forms, including, but not limited to the following:
• Providing referrals for counseling and victim’s support services;
• Providing referrals for medical services;
• Arranging to re-take a course or withdraw from a class;
• Assistance with changes to campus housing, academic scheduling, and/or
campus employment in the event that a survivor and perpetrator live or work
in close proximity on campus, or have classes in common;
• Providing an escort between classes and activities on campus;
• Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;
• Issuing a “no contact order,” a mutually binding order that requires both
students to have no in-person, electronic, or third-person contact with one
another and is enforceable through the School’s Code of Conduct. As the
order is mutually-binding, it can be issued without a formal complaint or
investigation of the charges;
• Additional campus-wide, office or department specific training or access to
assistance; and
• Information and support both for survivors and those looking to help
The survivor need not file a formal report or disclose the name of the perpetrator to
receive support services.
If the name of a student perpetrator is disclosed to a School official, the School is
required under federal law to investigate further and take any remedial actions deemed
necessary. These actions wil likely include, at minimum, a meeting with the perpetrator
and the issuance of a no-contact order as described above. The survivor, however, is
not required to file formal charges, nor meet face-to-face with the perpetrator if they do
not wish to do so.
Reporting Options:
Reporting a sexual assault or other sexual violence incident is a deeply personal choice
that only you can make. Survivors often make this decision based on the circumstances
of their assault and their life situation, including whether or not they feel that they have
friends or family who wil support them through the process. Another factor for some
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survivors is the feeling that they would not want another person to be victimized by the
same perpetrator.
Filing a criminal report with law enforcement (police) and filing charges through the
School’s Code of Conduct process are two ways of regaining some control, holding the
perpetrator accountable for his or her actions, and taking a stand on your own and the
community's behalf. For assistance in making a decision on whether or not to file
criminal charges or charges through the School’s Code of Conduct process, you may
contact the following resources for consultation:
Karin Ranta-Curran, Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance/ Title IX
Coordinator, Moly Building Room 112, Telephone: 303.384.2558; Email:
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services and Deputy Title IX
Coordinator; Student Center 218; Telephone: 303.273.3050; Email:
Brent Waller, Director of Residence Life and Housing and Deputy Title IX
Coordinator; Campus Living Office, Elm Hall; Telephone: 303.273.3046;
Email: bwaller@mines.edu_
Mines Police (Public Safety) Director, Greg Bohlen;
Telephone: 303.273.3333 (or call 911 in an emergency)
VOI (Victim Outreach, Inc.), Telephone: 303.202.2196 (24-hour hotline),
Website: www.victimoutreach.org_
Anonymous reports may be accepted by Mines. Unless identifying information is
provided, law enforcement cannot make an arrest based on an anonymous report, but it
wil provide useful information to law enforcement and Mines administration regarding
the types of assaults that are occurring among the campus population.
If you do file an official criminal report, the Colorado School of Mines Department of
Public Safety wil not release your identifying information to the media or public. Reports
of this nature are protected by state statute and are not open to public records release.
Adjudication Procedures:
For more information on the procedures related to pursuing charges against a student
perpetrator of a sexual violence incident through Mines’ Student Code of Conduct
process, see the Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment,
and Sexual Violence and the related procedures for reporting, making complaints or
obtaining other information. See
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