Recognizing that victims of sexual violence, stalking, or relationship violence may choose to disclose their situation to a faculty, staff or administrator, John Carroll University has developed a guide to help ensure that the following occurs:
1. Students are provided with a rapid, consistent, and effective response.
2. Guidance is provided for faculty, staff, and administrators in working with victims.
3. Comprehensive services are provided to meet the needs of the victims.
4. Appropriate support is provided when working with the accused.
The guide was not designed to create a situation in which a faculty, staff, or administrator would solely handle the situation. Instead, it was created to provide faculty, staff, and administrators with the ability to respond in an effective, sensitive manner, to answer basic questions, and to provide information about reporting options and/or support services.