If you have been the victim of Sexual Violence, dating violence, please reach out to this office for assistance. We will work with you to get you in touch with resources (both on and off-campus) and will help provide you with all of your options so you can make the best decision for you.
Sexual Violence Prevention Training
In adherence to our core values and goals, North Hennepin Community College prepares students for careers and for life-long learning by providing awareness and education that supports the reduction of sexual harassment and sexual violence on our campus. State Statute 135A.15 requires students to complete comprehensive sexual violence prevention training. Your participation in this required training is an investment in the safety of our campus.
All students are required to complete an online Sexual Violence Prevention Training course. If you have completed the Sexual Violence Prevention Training at a previous Minnesota State college or university, you will NOT need to take the training. If assigned the training and you do not believe you should have been assigned the training, please contact the Director of Student Conduct – Elton Dahn. Please have your techID or starID ready or included in any email communication.
To complete the Sexual Violence Prevention Training online course, navigate to D2L Brightspace account.
- Click Sign In
- Enter your StarID and password
- The course will be found within "Trainings" Click on the active Sexual Violence Prevention Training Course and follow the instructions provided.
If you have questions about content once you log in, this information may be useful:
- To complete the course you must complete all 5 modules and confirm your completion with the last quiz (#6). The 5 video modules include education on:
- Working together to build a safe and healthy campus
- On our Campus, Yes means Yes
- A safe and welcome campus for all: Root cause of violence
- Relationship violence, stalking, and sexual violence
- How do campuses respond to sexual violence?
- Also included are links to Minnesota State system and Minnesota State University, Mankato policies along with campus based, community/statewide, and national resources.
- After each video module you will be required to take a short quiz in order to move on to the next video module.
- The course must be completed in its entirety. You will not have access to a certificate of completion until, and unless, you have finished the entire course.
- The course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
If you have technical difficulties, reach out the NHCC Help Desk:
If you have questions about accessibility to complete the training, please contact Access Services.
We respect self-care and ask that you contact the Title IX Coordinator, Elton Dahn directly for alternative training arrangements if you have a concern about the personal impact of the content.
Elton Dahn: Director of Student Conduct
Location: Education Services (ES) 118
If you have been a victim of any form of sexual violence
- Know that this incident is not your fault.
- Find a safe environment and a trusted friend to stay with you.
- If you have been drinking and you're underage, or you were under the influence of other illegal drugs, reporting assault does not mean that you will get in trouble with NHCC for violating the Code of Conduct. It is important to us to get you the help that you want and need without fear of getting in trouble.
Consider reporting the crime
Any individual who believes she or he has been or is being subjected to conduct prohibited by Board Policy 1B.1 or 1B.3 policies are encouraged to report the incident to the designated officer. The report/complaint should be brought as soon as possible after an incident occurs.
Any student, faculty member or employee who knows of, receives information about or receives a complaint of discrimination/harassment is strongly encouraged to report the information or complaint to the designated officer of the system office, college, or university.
Contact any of the following
To report an incident of Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, Harassment, or Discrimination, please visit here. This report may be filed anonymously but this could limit our ability to take action on the incident.
Report the assault to NHCC Public Safety by calling 763-424-0807, or call the Brooklyn Park Police Department, or if it is an emergency, please call 911. You may also contact your campus representative.
Elton Dahn: Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Location: ES 51
Victoria DeFord: Chief Human Resources Officer
Location: ES 31
Consider taking steps to preserve physical evidence
If possible, go directly to an Emergency Room at a local hospital.
What is Sexual Violence?
"Sexual Violence includes a continuum of conduct that includes sexual assault, non-forcible sex acts, dating and relationship violence, stalking, as well as aiding acts of sexual violence" (Minnesota State 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy)
What is Sexual Assault?
"'Sexual assault' means an actual, attempted, or threatened sexual act with another person without that person's consent. Sexual assault is often a criminal act that can be prosecuted under Minnesota law, as well as form the basis for discipline under [North Hennepin Community College] student conduct codes and employee disciplinary standards. Sexual Assault includes but is not limited to:
1. Involvement without consent in any sexual act in which there is force, expressed or implied, or use of duress or deception upon the victim. Forced sexual intercourse is included in this definition, as are the acts commonly referred to as “date rape” or “acquaintance rape.” This definition also includes the coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force sexual intercourse or a sexual act on another.
2. Involvement in any sexual act when the victim is unable to give consent.
3. Intentional and unwelcome touching, or coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force another to touch a person’s intimate parts (defined as primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks, or breast).
4. Offensive sexual behavior that is directed at another such as indecent exposure or voyeurism." (MnSCU 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy)
What is Dating & Relationship Violence?
"Dating and relationship violence includes physical harm or abuse, and threats of physical harm or abuse, arising out of a personal intimate relationship. This violence also may be called domestic abuse or spousal/partner abuse and may be subject to criminal prosecution under Minnesota state law" (MnSCU 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy).
What is Stalking?
Stalking is conduct directed at a specific person that is unwanted, unwelcome, or unreciprocated and that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her or his safety or the safety of others or to suffer substantial emotional distress (MnSCU 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy).
What is Consent?
Consent is informed, freely given and mutually understood. If coercion, intimidation, threats, and/or physical force are used, there is no consent. If the complainant is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired so that the complainant cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation, there is no consent; this includes conditions due to alcohol or drug consumption, or being asleep or unconscious. Silence does not necessarily constitute consent, and past consent of sexual activities does not imply ongoing future consent. Whether the respondent has taken advantage of a position of influence over the complainant may be a factor in determining consent (MnSCU 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy).
The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person without the consent of the victim.
Violent misdemeanor or felony offense against a current or former spouse or cohabitant, or anyone who would be protected by domestic or family violence laws.
Violence against a person in a romantic or intimate relationship.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.
Members of the North Hennepin Community College community who identify themselves as victims or survivors of sexual assault may rely on the following provisions in support of their recovery.
- You can choose whether or not to file a complaint with the appropriate college department or with law enforcement.
- You do not have to identify the alleged perpetrator, unless the information is necessary to respond to your request for a specific form of assistance.
- Before making a report to a college official, you can request information about college policies and procedures for releasing personally identifiable information about you by contacting. You can request assistance from a confidential advocate or the Title IX Coordinator in filing a report with law enforcement.
Title IX Coordinator: Elton Dahn
Deputy Coordinator: Lindsay Fort
- You can access confidential physical and mental health care at North Hennepin Community CARE Center or a healthcare facility of your choice without consenting to an investigation.
- You can request a barring of personal contact between you and the alleged perpetrator through the Title IX Coordinator.
- You can request relocation through the Title IX Coordinator.
- If you are a student, you can request a change in your class schedule to avoid contact with the alleged perpetrator through the Title IX Coordinator.
- You will be informed of the outcomes of the investigation.
- North Hennepin Community College's investigative procedure guarantees the following rights if you have filed a complaint with the college:
- To receive written information about the college's policies and procedures
- To have an advisor or advocate of your choosing present during the investigative process.
Counseling and Mental Health On campus Resources
North Hennepin Community College Counseling Services:
The CARE Center offer personal and mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals:
Johanna Gangl: Mental Health Therapist
Carley Saravia: Counselor
Samantha Schendzielos: Counselor
Address: Cornerstone 1000 East 80th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Acute Psychiatric Services
24-hour phone and walk-in service for evaluation and treatment of behavioral emergencies and significant life crisis.
Suicide Hotline: 612-873-2222
Address: 7650 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Walk in Counseling Center
Crisis intervention and short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families. No appointment is necessary during counseling hours. These services are free, but donations are appreciated.
Address: 2421 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Website: The Walk in Counseling Center
Provides domestic, sexual, and relationship violence services to women, men, youth and families. All services are free-of-charge and include 24-hour emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, housing and supportive services, youth intervention and prevention services, elder abuse services, community education and professional training, and more.
Crisis Line: 763-780-2330
Address: 10065 3rd St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Website: Alexandra House
The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education
To serve all victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University.
Address: 128 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Website: Aurora Center
Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County
Free and confidential services for victims of sexual violence, their partners, families, friends and other concerned persons. SOS is available 24/7.
Sexual Violence Center
Crisis center that supports people impacted by sexual violence through crisis intervention, case management, outreach, education, and systems changes.
Address: 2021 E Hennepin Ave UNIT 418, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Website: Sexual Violence Center
Hennepin County and Sexual Assault Resources
Available 24 hours a day and at area hospital emergency rooms
Phone: (612) 873-5832
Sexual Assault Response Team
Rape Crisis Center
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Address: 60 E. Plato Blvd., Suite 130 St. Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 651-646-6177, 1-866-223-1111
Crisis Line: 1-800-289-6177
Website: Violence Free Minnesota
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Location: 161 St. Anthony Avenue, Suite 1001, St. Paul, MN 55103
A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C. - An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Sexual Violence Center
24-Hour Crisis Line: 612-871-5111