Campus Safety – Sex Discrimination and other forms of Sexual Misconduct

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.

Recognize

Think you or someone you know has been assaulted?
Sex Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
Sexual Exploitation
Intimate Partner Violence
Stalking

Safety

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.

Medical Assistance

Consider seeking medical assistance. The following are local resources for medical help.

*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.

Talk

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:
    • Megan Baumgartner – 620-951-4817
    • Lorren Oesch – 208-936-5882
    • Michael Oyer – 620-951-4388
    • Jon Tumblin – 815-735-6304
  • Juli Winter: 620-327-8236
  • Julie Lehman*: 620-327-8238
  • Todd Lehman*: 620-327-8237
  • Monica Miller, Title IX Coordinator: 620-327-8265
  • Safehope*: 800-487-0510 or 316-283-0350

*non-mandatory reporter. This person is a confidential resource and is not required to report your concerns except in certain situations where safety is an issue.

Report

Details and instructions for filing a report

Someone You Know Was Assaulted?

  • Listen
  • Believe them. Be gentle, patient. Listen with openness and empathy. Ask them if they feel safe right now.
  • Process
  • 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.

Additional campus safety information