If you've been assaulted

There are resources available if you have been assaulted.  You're not alone.  If you need assistance, please call one of the Normandale staff listed below. 

If you are in danger or need emergency assistance, call the Police at 911.  You can also report any campus situations to the Normandale Community College Public Safety office at 952-358-8280.  

2  Know that it is not your fault.

Victims commonly experience feeling shame or a sense of responsibility for the assault. This is simply not true. You didn't deserve it. You didn't ask for it. It's not your fault.

3  Find a safe environment and a trusted person to stay with you.

You don't need to go through this alone. Find a friend, family member or other safe place to stay.

Speak to Someone Confidentially

If you'd like to speak to someone confidentially, call Cornerstone Counseling: Staffed 24 hours a day: 952-884-0376 to speak to an advocate.

The following Normandale Community College staff can offer support and are not mandated to report to college officials:

Licensed Psychologist

Amy Wagner: amy.wagener@normandale.edu - C 1112, 952-358-9356

Normandale Community College Counselors

Lavonne Evenson: Lavonne.evenson@normandale.edu - C1055 , 952-358-8257

Paul Harlos: paul.harlos@normandale.edu - C1054, 952-358-8254

Frances Bland: frances.bland@normandale.edu - C1050, 952-358-8259

Valerie Dean: Valerie.dean@normandale.edu -  C1052,  952-358-8253

Kristin Cooper: Kristen.cooper@normandale.edu - C1046, 952-358-8807

4  Consider Reporting

If you are considering reporting, do not wash or bathe. Put clothes into a paper bag to preserve them.

5  Seek Medical Attention

An evidentiary exam, which can include treatment for STIs and pregnancy testing and prevention, will help you make the best choices for you. There is no charge for the exam. All services are free and strictly confidential.

6  Get Further Support

Consider contacting resources in order to receive additional support or to learn more about options you may choose, including reporting the assault to the college and/or to law enforcement.