16 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Misconduct”) to be acts that cannot be tolerated within the academic and residential environment of a caring community. Lehigh University will not tolerate Sex-Based Misconduct violence toward, or abuse of, any member of the community by another. Such violence and/or abuse includes sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, sexual exploitation, stalking, sexual harassment and any other forms of sex-based violence or sex-based stalking perpetrated against any student, faculty member, staff member or any other person in the Lehigh University community. All members of the University community and visitors to campus are encouraged to report incidents of such misconduct to the persons listed below. We will further encourage victims, when applicable, to seek criminal prosecution under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Lehigh University is committed to providing prompt support services to any victims of Sex-Based Misconduct. If you or anyone you know has been a victim of Sex-Based Misconduct at Lehigh University, your first priority should be to: 1. When applicable, seek medical attention immediately: For a sexual assault, evidence can only be collected at a hospital emergency room by a specially trained SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) or SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse within 96 hours of any sexual assault. In addition to collecting evidence, health concerns such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), pregnancy, and treatment of injuries will be addressed. For any crime, it is important for you to collect and bring with you any evidence because, although you may not want to pursue criminal action immediately, you may change your mind in the future. To preserve evidence, don’t bathe or shower, use the restroom, change your clothes or brush your teeth. Collect and maintain everything that may be important for a criminal investigation, whether the conduct was sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or otherwise. 2. Consider reporting the incident: Lehigh University encourages individuals to report all cases of Sex-Based Misconduct to the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200, and to, Karen Salvemini, Lehigh’s Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator, who also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at 610-758-3535. Reports can also be made by completing the appropriate online reporting form at: When submitted, it will be received by the University police and the Title IX Coordinator. Students may also contact a Lehigh University Gender Violence Support Advocate, who will report the incident to the University police as well as to the Title IX Coordinator. The University prohibits retaliation against, and intimidation or harassment of, anyone who reports or is believed to have reported harassment (including Sex- Based Misconduct) or discrimination, or who is a witness to or otherwise involved in a harassment (including SexBased Misconduct) or discrimination. When a student or employee reports to the institution that they have experienced Sex-Based Misconduct, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, Lehigh will provide those impacted individuals with information regarding their options for involving local law enforcement, including notification of the options to: • notify proper law enforcement authorities, including University and/or local police; • be assisted by campus authorities in notifying law enforcement authorities if the complainant so chooses; and • decline to notify such authorities. The process for filing a police report may vary by department. In most cases, however, after addressing the person’s immediate safety needs and/or needs for medical care, a law enforcement officer will meet with the person and take a statement about what occurred. In cases of sexual violence or relationship violence, in addition to taking a statement, the law enforcement officer may ask to examine the scene of the incident and collect bedding, clothing, or other items of evidentiary value. The length of the law enforcement interview may vary depending on the circumstances of the case, and multiple interviews may be required.