Assistance for Victims of Sexual Crimes
If the assault occurs on campus, report it event immediately to the AUM Police Department by calling 334-244-3424 or 334-271-2400. A unit will be dispatched to your location immediately. If the assault occurs off campus within the city limits, contact the Montgomery City Police Department by dialing 911. If you wish, the AUM Police Department can help notify the appropriate law enforcement agency.
To protect yourself and preserve possible evidence, please follow the following instructions:
- Do not bathe yourself or attempt to clean up the area. Simply sit down and wait for police to arrive.
- Remain as calm as possible and try to remember as many details as you can about the crime.
- Proper medical attention will be rendered as soon as the responding unit arrives at the scene.
Sanctions for sex offenses, forcible and nonforcible, are outlined in the Student Discipline Code and range from an informal reprimand to expulsion. The accuser and accused are each entitled to have others present during a campus disciplinary hearing. Both the accuser and accused will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding. Any sanction imposed is a matter of public information. If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you have the option of having another local law enforcement agency intervene on the sexual assault investigation.
If you become the victim of a sexual assault, Housing and Residence Life can help you change your living arrangements when possible. Any academic changes should be coordinated through the Dean of Students.