Sexual Assault is Never the Victim’s Fault
Title IX - Addressing Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence
A sexual assault is any sexual act directed at another person, forcibly and/or against
that person’s will; or where the victim is incapable of giving consent. This includes:
Forcible Rape, Forcible Sodomy, and Sexual Assault with an object, and Forcible Fondling.
You cannot consent to any sexual activity while you are: incapacitated by alcohol
or drugs, while passed out, sleeping, or if you are unaware of what is going on. Consent must be mutual and informed.
Remember, sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. You deserve to feel safe and
After the sexual assault:
- Get to a safe place and contact the police (911). If on campus, contact the Department
of Public Safety at (810) 762-0222 or activate any campus emergency phone.
- Do not use the restroom.
- Do not shower.
- Do not change your clothing.
- Do not wipe away any bodily fluids.
- Do not brush your teeth or rinse your mouth.
- Do not wash your hands or trim your fingernails.
- Do not comb your hair.
- Do not discard anything at the crime scene.
- Do not move anything that the offender may have touched.
- In the event of a sexual assault, the Department of Public Safety will dispatch public
safety personnel to the scene and immediately notify the Chief/Executive Director
of Public Safety or designee.
- The Department of Public Safety will conduct a thorough investigation and pursue all
appropriate criminal charges.
- The victim should be encouraged by the Department of Public Safety to contact the
Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services of the YWCA at (810) 238-7621 or the 24-hour
Crisis Hotline at (810) 238-SAFE for counseling and assistance.
- If you are a victim, immediately proceed to a safe location and notify the Department
of Public Safety at (810) 762-0222 or activate the nearest emergency call box. When
reporting the incident, provide the following information:
- Your Name and location.
- Location of the incident.
- Description of suspect(s).
- Any additional pertinent information.
Call your local Rape Crisis Center or Victim Service Agency to speak to an advocate.
In Flint, contact YWCA 24 hour Crisis Hotline at (810) 238-7233.
- An advocate may be present during any medical and criminal justice proceedings.
- Seek medical attention – even if you don’t have any obvious injuries.
- It is important to be examined by a medical professional. Forensic exams are done
by specially trained nurses in the emergency room and are free for victims of sexual
- Report the sexual assault to Mott Community College, Department of Public Safety at
- You have the right to have your complaint investigated.
- If you would like our assistance we are available to help you with a Personal Protection
- The Department of Public Safety will investigate all crimes and forward it to the
Prosecutor’s Office for possible prosecution.
- You are entitled to have an advocate present for all police, prosecutor and or court
- A Student Code of Conduct Hearing may take place.
- If the accused if found responsible, then appropriate sanctions will be determined.
You and the accused are notified of the outcome of any sanctions.
Important Phone Numbers:
Mott Community College, Department of Public Safety (810) 762-0222
Mott Community College, Dean of Student Success Services (810) 762-0243
YWCA of Greater Flint (810) 238-SAFE (7233)