Reporting to Police
If you have been sexually assaulted, stalked, or have experienced relationship violence, USU encourages you to consider filing a report with law enforcement. USU Police are available 24/7 and will help direct you to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Reporting to law enforcement is a criminal and legal procedure, not an administrative one such as the Title IX process.
The standard of evidence necessary to move a case forward in prosecution is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The appropriate agency will collect evidence, statements from involved parties and statements from any witnesses. This information will then be turned over to the County Attorney’s office for determination about whether to move a case forward in prosecution.
If you file a police report with the USU Police Department, USU's Office of Equity (Title IX) will be notified. You can pursue either a campus administrative complaint process or a criminal process through local law enforcement, or both at the same time.