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Emergency Response Plan

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Sexual or Physical Assault/Fight

Sexual Assault

  1. Call 911 if there is a medical emergency or immediate threat.
  2. There may be hidden physical injuries of which the victim is not aware. A medical evaluation is needed whether or not the victim decides to take legal action.
    1. Assist in preserving evidence. Tell the victim to NOT change clothes, shower, douche, comb hair, brush teeth, eat, drink or urinate (unless absolutely necessary).
    2. Tell the victim not to disturb the crime scene and to take a change of clothes to a hospital emergency room.
    3. A sexual assault nurse examiner will be contacted to provide support, explain procedures and options, and offer initial counseling that can be followed up with counselors on campus.
  3. Encourage the victim to get emotional help from Viterbo Counseling Services, 608-796-3808; Mayo/Franciscan Healthcare, 608-791-9720 or 1-800-362-5454, ext. 2291; or Gundersen Health System, 608-775-5950 or 1-800-362-9567, ext. 5950.
  4. Report the crime to Viterbo Campus Safety at 608-796-3911, Viterbo Vice President for ­Student Development at 608-796-3801, or the La Crosse Police Department at 608-785-7241 as soon as possible.

Physical Assault or Fight

  1. Call 911. Calmly provide location of incident and whether weapons are involved.
  2. Call Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.