Primary prevention is our highest goal when addressing sexual violence. This means that we offer educational programs and support services that challenge the beliefs, biases, and behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence. On campus, faculty, staff, and students are working together to create a climate in which sexual violence is impermissible and speaking out against sexual violence is the norm.
When sexual violence does occur, however, we are dedicated to responding in a timely and sensitive manner, ensuring that all involved are aware of the resources available on campus and in the larger Kennebec County area.
Prevention training helps create a campus climate in which sexual respect is the norm and all students feel safe to pursue their goals.
Confidential Title IX Advocate
• Emily Schusterbauer
207-859-4093 | email | Pugh 238
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
• Kate Smanik
Maine’s Sexual Assault Helpline
Maine’s Domestic/Dating Abuse Helpline
Title IX Coordinator
• Meg Hatch
207-859-4266 | email | Eustis 210A
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
207-859-4941 |email | Athletic Center D321
• Carol A. Hurney (for faculty)
207-859-4787 | email | Eustis 203A
• Cora Clukey (for staff)
207-859-5511 | email | 122 Roberts
• Meghan Grandolfo (for Admissions) email | Lunder 118
Waterville Police Department: 911
The immediate aftermath of a sexual assault can be painful and confusing. You may feel scared and alone, and you may not know where to turn for help. Listed below are some steps you can take immediately following a sexual assault. These steps are not required but may help you get the best possible care in an emergency.
Learn how sexual violence is defined under Title IX and addressed on campus.
If you need emergency attention and support directly following a sexual assault:
*If you would like to have a forensic medical exam conducted, it is important that you go to the Hospital Emergency Room as soon as possible, ideally within 96 hours of the incident. At MaineGeneral Medical Center-Thayer Campus, a specially trained SAFE nurse will conduct your exam and a support person from The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center will be made available. Promptly getting a forensic medical exam is important if you think you might report your sexual assault to the police, but getting a forensic medical exam does not obligate you to file a police report.
The physical and emotional effects of sexual violence can be persistent. Whether you experienced sexual violence last week or last year, it is important that you get the necessary support. Here are some steps you might take:
For additional information about getting help for yourself or a friend, see a more complete list of campus and community resources and read about confidentiality on campus.