Assault and Sex Offenses

What is Considered an Assault or Sexual Offense

Sex offenses include, but are not limited to, date and acquaintance rape, forcible rape or statutory rape.


What to Do

If you or someone you know has experiences a sexual assault of any kind, notify a Resident Assistant, Resident Director or the Security Office as soon as possible.


The staff members notified will assist with gaining medical attention, if necessary. If desired by the survivor, staff members will also assist with contacting local authorities for further assistance and official charges.


Preserve all evidence, as everything possible will be necessary for the proof of assault. If you are the survivor of a sexual assault of any type, it is important that you preserve all clothing and do not shower before you have contacted medical authorities about the assault.


If not already reported, please report the incident to the Office of Student Affairs as soon as possible after the incident. The staff there will assist in filing formal charges through the University and in providing emotional support service for the survivor.


If you choose not to report a sexual assault but need help in any way, the following resources may be helpful:

  • The University of Findlay Office of Counseling Services: 419-434-4758
  • Open Arms Domestic-Violence Rape Crisis Intervention: 419-422-4766


Every effort will be made by the University to assist survivors of assaults in their recovery (e.g.: room changes, academic assistance, counseling, etc.)


The University of Findlay employs two campus counselors and one campus minister, all of whom provide support to students and employees. The counselors and minister do encourage victims of crime to report on a voluntary, confidential basis and educate victims of crime on the process of reporting.


Given the close working relationship of The University of Findlay security personnel and the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, all crime committed by University students at off-site locations is reported by the law enforcement to the University.


Sexual and physical assaults are serious offenses. Individuals committing such offenses will be subject to serious disciplinary sanctions which may include suspension and/or dismissal. Complete details regarding The University of Findlay’s policies and disciplinary procedures can be found in The University of Findlay catalog.