Emergency Numbers for Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Seek medical care. You may seek medical care at any time following an assault, but we strongly recommend that you do so within seventy-two hours (three days). A medical professional will examine you, provide appropriate medical treatment, and, if applicable, talk with you about the prevention of venereal disease and pregnancy.
You may seek medical care by contacting one of the following, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week:
- Emergency - 911
- Sexual Assault Center of Middle Tennessee - 615-259-9055
- Metropolitan Nashville Police Department - 615-862-8600
Calling 911, contacting the Sexual Assault Center of Middle Tennessee, or contacting the MNPD does not mean that you must make a formal report to the college or to law enforcement. A medical examination simply preserves evidence in the event that you wish to pursue a criminal prosecution. If unwanted sexual activity occurred and if you think you might want to prosecute, you are strongly encouraged to have a medical examination for the collection and preservation of evidence within seventy-two hours. Please note that the collection of evidence for use in a criminal prosecution relating to unwanted sexual activity can only be performed by trained personnel at a hospital emergency room or at the Sexual Assault Center of Middle Tennessee. Physical examinations by other health care providers are likely to impede potential future legal remedies.
Seek counseling. If you wish to speak confidentially with someone, you can contact one of the following on campus:
- Title IX Coordinator - 615-972-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Safety - 615-512-1833
Report the incident. Reporting sexual misconduct is a deeply personal choice that only you can make. If you report, there is no requirement that you pursue criminal prosecution or college discipline against the accused student. Reporting the incident and having a medical examination performed within seventy-two hours are critical in preserving evidence and allowing law enforcement and/or the college to respond effectively; nevertheless, you may report an incident at any time. The college strongly encourages you to report an incident of sexual misconduct to appropriate officials because it is the only way that action can be taken against an alleged violator of law and/or college policy.
You may report an incident of sexual misconduct to any of the following:
- Director of Campus Operations - 615-512-1833
- Title IX Coordinator - 615-972-4338 or email@example.com
- Metropolitan Nashville Police Department - 615-215-7000/ 911
You may report an incident to law enforcement before, during, or after an investigation and/or a resolution of the incident by the Title IX Coordinator or the Director of Campus Operations. You have the right to decline to report the incident to law enforcement. Even if you do not report the incident to law enforcement, you may still access medical care, counseling, and other support from American Baptist College, the Director of Campus Operations, or the Title IX coordinator.