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Policy Against Rape and Sexual Violence

North Park University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of each one of our students, faculty, and staff. We truly value people and strive to be a community characterized by integrity, diversity, collegiality, fairness, compassion, and joyful living. As a University, we will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by any person in any form directed against students, faculty, or staff.

Sexual violence is prohibited by federal and state laws (including Title IX) as well as North Park policy. North Park is committed to preventing sexual violence by educating the campus community, providing support services to victims of sexual violence, investigating promptly and thoroughly alleged incidents of sexual violence, disciplining student and employee offenders for any such acts of violence, and implementing any additional remedial measures reasonably necessary to allow a victim of sexual violence to continue full participation in the benefits of campus life.

What should I do if I experience sexual violence?

If you experience rape or sexual violence, you should first make sure you are safe and get any medical assistance you need. North Park University also recommends steps to make reports to campus authorities and law enforcement, to preserve evidence, and to seek the support you will need.

Should I report sexual violence? (and other common questions)

If you need to report—or to help a friend report—an act of sexual violence, there are probably many questions running through your mind. We've laid out some of these, and their answers, to help you discern your best course of action.

What is sexual violence? What is consent?

Make sure you know the definitions of sexual violence, rape, and consent to help keep yourself and your partner safe.

What resources are available to me if I experience sexual violence?

North Park University provides assistance to individuals who have experienced such violence, or who have questions about our policies and procedures. We can also offer suggestions for off-campus resources.