Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

There are several reporting options for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic violence, which include making a criminal complaint.

If you believe a crime has been committed, we encourage you to call 911. To contact the University of Iowa Police non-emergency line, call (319) 335-5022.

You also have the option to make a university policy complaint to the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC). 

A comprehensive list of resources and reporting options for survivors can be found on OSMRC's website.

Sexual Assault Response Guarantee

 


The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is a member of the Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team, which supports the “Start by Believing” public awareness campaign. The guarantee is designed to improve the responses of friends, family members, and community professionals so they can better help support survivors.

Sexual Assault Response Guarantee

The University of Iowa does not condone sexual misconduct on any kind. If you are the victim of a sexual assault on campus, our department guarantees the following:

  1. We will treat you and your case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism. 
  2. Our officers will not prejudge you, and you will not be blamed for what occurred. 
  3. We will meet with you privately at a place of your choice in the Iowa City area to take a police report, and do our best to accommodate any request to speak to an officer of a specific gender. 
  4. We will assist you in arranging for any hospital treatment or other medical needs. 
  5. We will fully investigate your case and you will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation. Every investigation is forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review, and your input will be taken into consideration to determine the best possible outcome. 
  6. With your permission, we will assist you in contacting counseling and advocacy services that can continue to provide you with additional support throughout the investigation. 
  7. We will be available throughout the process to answer questions, explain the systems and processes involved (prosecutor's office, court proceedings, university investigation), and provide support if you wish.
  8. We will consider your case seriously regardless of your gender identity and sexual orientation, and that of the suspect. 
  9. We will not pursue alcohol or drug charges for survivors who choose to report sexual assaults, per department policy. 
  10. We will not release your name to the public or to the media, except as required by law. If your name is requested to be released, we will attempt to notify you prior to its release so you can exercise your rights under the law.  

UI Police are committed to helping make campus safe for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. If we fail to achieve any part of the above guarantee, the assistant vice president and director of public safety will meet with you personally to address your concerns.