Sexual Assault

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Victims of sexual assault may call 911 and OTC Safety & Security at 447-6911.  Victims may seek assistance of other campus personnel such as counselors or outside agencies such as The Victims Center 24 hour hotline (417) 864-7233. It is up to the victim if they want to contact law enforcement.

Following any sexual assault, if the victim wants to have law enforcement involved and to preserve evidence necessary for criminal conviction, victims should not bath, douche, or change clothing.  After reporting the assault to local law enforcement, victims should go to a hospital emergency room for a sexual assault examination. 

OTC provides free counseling to all employees and students if requested, in the event of a sexual assault.  Call 447-6974 to make an appointment.

Any OTC student or employee who is sexually assaulted on college property or at any college sponsored activity may obtain redress through the college disciplinary code and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Any OTC employee or student found to have violated the college sexual assault policy shall be subject both to disciplinary action by the college up to and including dismissal and prosecution by appropiate law enforcement agencies.

Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceedings.