Hesston College is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct.
Do you fear for your safety?
Your safety comes first. Get yourself to a safe place, away from your assailant, where you can call for help. Call 911, a friend, a family member or someone on the Talk list.
Consider seeking medical assistance. The following are local resources for medical help.
- Mid Kansas Family Practice, 620-327-2440, 705 E Randall, Hesston
- Partners in Family Care, 620-327-2314, 371 N Old Highway 81, Hesston
- Convenient Care, 316-281-9700, 118 E 12th St, Newton
- Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital emergency room*, 929 N St. Francis, Wichita
- Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital emergency room*, 3600 E Harry, Wichita
- Wesley Medical Center emergency room*, 550 N Hillside, Wichita
- Newton Medical Center emergency room, 600 Medical Center Dr, Newton
*Have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available 24/7.
Preserve all evidence
Do not shower, bathe, douche, wash hands, brush teeth, go to the bathroom or change clothes if you have any thought of reporting the assault. If you have not preserved all evidence, you may still report the assault. Some evidence can still be collected during a medical examination at least 5 days after the assault.
We encourage you to talk about what occurred with someone you know, such as a friend or family member. If you wish to speak to someone about the situation, you can call one of the below:
- Emergencies: 911
- Hesston Police Department: 620-327-2020
- Resident Directors:
- Terrence Jones – 620-327-8160
- Makenna Grow – 620-327-8170
- Deb Roth: 620-327-8236
- Julie Lehman*: 620-327-8238
- Micah Hurst*: 620-327-8237
- Monica Miller, Title IX Coordinator: 620-327-8265
- Safehope*: 800-487-0510 or 316-283-0350
* This person is a confidential resource who is not required to report your concerns except in certain situations where safety is an issue.
Someone You Know Was Assaulted?
- Believe them. Be gentle, patient. Listen with openness and empathy. Ask them if they feel safe right now.
- Process with them.
- Assess any physical injuries and encourage them to seek emergency medical care if needed.
- Provide them resources to call for additional assistance.
- Know Your Limits
- Recognize what you can and cannot handle. Get help if you feel you are in over your head.
If you are not comfortable talking to this person about their concern, inform them that you feel you are not suited to talk through their concern, but that you would like to connect them to someone who can. With the persons’ permission, attempt to get in touch with one of our listed resources.