For Immediate Help (Moorhead)
Dial 911 from any cellphone or landline to reach the Moorhead Police. The police can provide immediate response for your protection, help you obtain medical care, and arrange for victim advocate services. You can get help from the police even if you are not sure that what happened to you was a crime. Contacting the police does not obligate you to file a police report, although they can help you with that as well. 218.299.5111
Call Concordia College Public Safety 24/7 at 218.299.3123 to have a campus public safety officer dispatched directly to you. In addition to providing immediate physical protection, Public Safety can provide transportation to off-campus emergency medical care or call emergency care for you
Call the 911 equivalent for the country you are in if outside the U.S. Global Studies will direct you to the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, who will guide you through your Concordia resources and options and who will work with Global Studies to identify local contacts, including helping you determine who else should be notified of your experience (such as the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, local law enforcement, or the program liaison at the institution where you are studying).
Contact a local hospital.
Sanford Medical Center: 701.234.1777
Essentia Health: 701.364.8401
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are on call to perform a special exam that includes the collection of evidence. They can also evaluate the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and provide resources to help with recovery. Although DNA evidence may be collected up to five days after a sexual assault, it is most likely to yield positive results the sooner it is collected. Choosing to be examined by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner can provide vital evidence and protect your health and safety. It does not obligate you to pursue criminal charges; evidence can be stored for up to three months while you consider your options.
Contact Concordia College Health Service at 218.299.3662 (confidential) for an appointment M-F during the academic year. The Health Service is staffed by a certified nurse practitioner and registered nurse. The office is open Monday – Friday during the academic year. Call 218.299.3662 for an appointment. The Health Service site also has a list of additional community health providers available to students whenever the service is closed (e.g. , during the summer and most break times during the academic year).
Guidance and Support
Contact the Rape & Abuse Crisis Center 24/7 at 701.293.7273. The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center advocates provide crisis intervention, support counseling, information about options, help with protection planning, assistance with systems, emergency transportation, and referral to other resources.
Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 24/7 at 800.656.4673 or online. This hotline connects callers with trained, state-certified first-responders in cases of sexual assault. You do not have to identify yourself, and neither the telephone service nor the online service collects identifying information. The Hotline site also provides extensive information on what to do immediately following a sexual assault, how to support someone who has been assaulted, the effects of sexual assault, and steps to promote recovery.
After Your Immediate Needs Have Been Met
Report to the college so you can receive ongoing support and continue your education in a safe and non-discriminatory environment. Reporting to the college is not the same thing as reporting to law enforcement or filing a formal complaint with the college (which results in a college investigation and, potentially, disciplinary action). Even if you don’t want to report to law enforcement or file a complaint, you are strongly encouraged to tell the college what happened to you. The college can take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others, such as rearranging class schedules, reassigning residence halls, enforcing no-contact orders, and preventing retaliation. We can also help you access resources to help you recover from your experience. If you want to start by talking to a person rather than looking at a website, you can contact the Concordia College Title IX Coordinator, Peggy Torrance or Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Sue Oatey.