Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Assault

Information you should know if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault


Confidential Resources

Campus Resources

  • Dean of Students Office (515-294-1020): Staff can assist a student in filing formal complaints or, if the student does not want to file a formal complaint, the staff can work with the student to address concerns over housing, class assignments or schedules, leaves of absence, withdrawal or other academic concerns. The office staff can also assist the student in notifying ISU Police or local law enforcement, if the student so requests.
  • Margaret Sloss Women's Center (MSWC) (515-294-4154): The MSWC provides support and information through educational outreach, appropriate referral services, and a safe space.
  • ISU Police Division (515-294-4428): Contacting ISU Police does not mean a student must pursue criminal charges. ISU Police can advise students of their options, help preserve evidence while they consider options, and assist students in safety planning.
  • Title IX Coordinator (515-294-7612): The University Office of Equal Opportunity handles inquiries regarding non-discrimination and harassment policies.  Questions or concerns can be directed to the Equal Opportunity Director, Margo Foreman, at 515-294-7612, hotline: 515-294-1222,, or in person at 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011. 
    Deputy Title IX Coordinators are:
    • Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, 515-294-6410
    • Sara Kellogg, Dean of Students Office, 515-294-1020
    • Calli Sanders, Athletics Department, 515-294-3706

Community Resources

Sexual Misconduct FAQ

Did You Know?

  1. The community has a sexual assault response team
  2. Off-campus assaults are covered by ISU policy
  3. Some resources are confidential
  4. ISU can help with housing changes or class conflicts
    after an assault
  5. Victims or witnesses who used alcohol/drugs should not be afraid to report the assault.


Students Who May Be Victims of Sexual Misconduct

If you or someone you know may be a victim of sexual misconduct or assault, you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance.

Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from:

    (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support) 800-203-3488 for a confidential advocate

  • Mary Greeley Medical Center 515-239-2011 for a confidential health examination or services
  • ISU Police
    911 from a campus phone or 515-294-4428

  • Ames Police
    911 or 515-239-5133

During business hours, you may also seek assistance from the ISU Dean of Students Office 515-294-1020.