Title IX/Sexual assault information

 

911  312-369-1111 

For emergency assistance:

  1. Get to a place of safety, if you can.
  2. Dial 911 for city emergency services, or 312-369-1111 for Campus Safety and Security.

For additional information, please see Emergency Assistance.


Emergency Assistance

As explained in Columbia’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures, individuals have multiple options for reporting Sexual Harassment to the College. Regardless of the manner in which an individual may elect to report – or not to report – to the College, individuals who have experienced Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, or any other unwanted physical sexual acts (“Sexual Violence”), and need emergency assistance, shall first and foremost:

        A.) Get to a place of safety. Dial 911 for local Police or 312.369.1111 for Campus Safety & Security immediately if               at continued risk, and;

        B.) Seek any necessary medical attention as soon as possible.

Downtown Chicago Hospitals include:
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Emergency Department), 250 E. Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312.926.5188) (about 2.1 miles from Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan building)
- Rush University Medical Center (Department of Emergency Medicine), 1653 Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 (312.942.5000) (about 3 miles from Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan Building)
Going to an Illinois hospital for medical care after an incident of sexual violence does not obligate an individual to file a report with the College or the police.

 C.) To maximize evidence collection:

- Do not shower or change clothes. Try not to urinate if possible.
- If oral contact took place, do not smoke, eat, drink, or brush teeth.
- If leaving from home, take extra clothes/shoes.

If an individual is uncertain regarding how to respond, that person should consider calling one of the resources listed in section XI of the Policy.

What to Expect at the Hospital

Seeking medical care is important, regardless of whether an individual chooses to report to the police or to the College. Hospitals and other medical centers may provide a physical exam, treatment, and collection of any relevant evidence. The below section includes a summary of and general notes regarding the intake procedure at many Chicagoland hospitals. Please note that the precise procedures at each medical center may vary.

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