A sexual assault may be reported to Campus Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days week. The student (or visitor) may ask the dispatcher to be able to speak with Nora Nelle, Associate Director of Campus Safety, who is specially trained in this area. The dispatcher will then contact Nora, who will return the call.
Security can transport a survivor to the Health Services, Bryn Mawr Hospital, or the police station. Nora Nelle can inform survivors about options through the police and criminal justice system. They can arrange for police to meet with a survivor in the Campus Safety Office or can accompany a student if she/he decides to talk with the police at the police station.
Campus Safety is required to inform the Dean of the College that a sexual assault has occurred, and with the survivor’s permission, they will also inform the police. An anonymous report of a sexual assault to Campus Safety will be included in the annual crime statistics compiled by Campus Safety by federal law.
Haverford College Campus Safety follows regulations of the Department of Education on the Federal Campus Security Act with regard to timely reporting of campus crimes, including rape or sexual assault. The Department of Education has determined that reporting should be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. In making a decision to alert the community that a sexual assault has occurred, Campus Safety and the Deans Office will make every effort to protect the anonymity of the survivor. The Dean of the College has the authority to suspend an alleged assaulter pending an investigation, and to take whatever measures are necessary to protect the victim from contact with the accused once the allegation has been made.