Violence Response Protocol
The University of Missouri–Saint Louis believes that no person should bear the effects of violence alone. To support and assist our community, UMSL provides a wide range of services and resources to ensure the safety, health and well-being of those affected by violence. UMSL is dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive place for women, men and all those who care about stopping intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The purpose of the UMSL Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Response Protocol is to clearly outline the services available for victims of violence who are associated with the UMSL community. All protocol participants are concerned with the rights of all parties involved in an incident - both victim and accused - and agree to work collaboratively to ensure that rights are protected and appropriate services are available.
This protocol outlines options and services available to individuals who report intimate partner or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. This document will continue to be updated as offices and services change. Departments/units may be added or removed from the protocol as services emerge and various offices address the needs of victims.
All members of the campus community are expected to provide services and follow regulations outlined by the university, and federal and state law. To this end, all participants in this protocol understand the need to adhere to regulations regarding confidentiality including those outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA). In addition, all participants in this protocol understand the importance of notifying appropriate university parties if an alleged assault involves a threat to the community.
To view the Violence Response Protocol developed for use at UMSL click here.
University of Missouri-Saint Louis Domestic and Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights
- Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
- Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
- Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
- Survivors shall be notified of Counseling Services.
- Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.