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What if I Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct?

Go to a safe location as soon as you are able.

Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured, or believe you may have been exposed to an STI/STD or potential pregnancy.

Contact any of the following for immediate assistance:

Modesto Junior College

Title IX Campus Coordinator at 209-575-6060. Regular business hours, M–F

Campus Safety, at 209-575-6351, 24 hours/7 days a week

Campus Health Services, at 209-575-6037 or 209-575-6360. Regular business hours, M–F*

Counseling Center, at 209-575-6080. Regular business hours, M–F

Student Services, at 209-575-6789. Regular business hours, M–F

Haven Women's Center, at 209-577-5980. 24 hours/7 days a week*

Stanislaus Family Justice Center, at 209-525-5130. 24 hours/7 days a week*

Columbia College

Title IX Campus Coordinator at 209-588-5132. Regular business hours, M–F

Campus Safety, at 209-588-5476, 24 hours/7 days a week

Campus Health Services, at 209-588-5204. Regular business hours, M–Thur

Counseling Center, at 209-588-5109. Regular business hours, M–F

Mental Health Counseling and Crisis Intervention, at 209-588-5346, Regular business hours, M-F*

Student Services, at 209-588-5132. Regular business hours, M–F

Center for a Non-violent Community, at 209-533-3401. 24 hours/7 days a week*

Tuolumne County Behavioral Health, at 209-533-7000. 24 hours/7 days a week*

Note that campus officials may contact on-call staff from other departments when their offices are closed or they are otherwise unavailable to assist immediately.
If you are off-campus and/or experiencing an emergency situation, you can call local police by dialing 911. If you attend MJC you may also call the Modesto Police Department's non-emergency line at 209-552-2470. If you attend CC you may also call the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department's non-emergency line at 209-533-5815

It is important to preserve physical evidence that may include tissue and fluid samples, evidence of violence, sheets, towels, clothing, etc. You may choose to avoid washing, bathing, urinating, etc., until after being examined at the hospital, if possible. Because evidence of a sexual assault can deteriorate quickly, you may choose to seek a medical exam as soon as possible. Evidence collection should be completed within 120 hours of an assault, but fluid, hair samples, and DNA can be collected for a long time thereafter. Even if you have washed, evidence can often still be obtained. After 120 hours, it may still he helpful to have medical attention, even if you are not trying to obtain evidence of an assault. Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are trained in the collection of forensic evidence, and can check for injuries and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. If you are still wearing any clothes worn during the assault, wear them to the hospital, but bring a change of clothes, as the hospital will keep the clothes you are wearing as evidence. If you have changed clothes, bring the ones you were wearing during the assault to the hospital in a clean paper (not plastic) bag or a wrapped in a clean sheet. Leave sheets/towels at the scene of the assault. Police will collect them. Typically, police will be called to the hospital to take custody of the rape kit, but it is up to you whether you wish to speak with them or file a criminal complaint.

Choose how to proceed. You have options, and are encouraged to contact the Title IX Campus Coordinator to discuss your options:

1) Do nothing until you are ready;

2) Pursue resolution by the College; and/or

3) Initiate criminal proceedings; and/or

4) Initiate a civil process against the perpetrator.

You may pursue whatever combination of options is best for you. If you wish to have an incident investigated and resolved by the College, students and employees should contact the Title IX Campus Coordinator. College procedures will be explained. Those who wish incidents to be handled criminally should contact the local police agency having jurisdiction where the assault occurred. A campus official is available to accompany students in making such reports, if desired. Contact the Title IX Campus Coordinator for more information.


*Denotes that this resource is confidential.