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Sexual Violence Prevention

McNally Smith College of Music is committed to the safety, dignity and respect of all of its students, staff, faculty, volunteers and visitors. The College prohibits all forms of sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence and provides comprehensive support and reporting mechanisms for all members of the McNally Smith community.

We strongly encourage you to visit It’ and take the Online Pledge.

I Pledge:

  • To Recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To Intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To Create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Policies and Procedures

Members of an educational community — students, faculty, staff and administration — must be able to work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Any violation of trust, any form of intimidation or exploitation, damages the institution’s educational process by undermining the essential freedoms of inquiry and expression. Students, teachers and staff must feel personally secure in order for real learning to take place.

McNally Smith College of Music prohibits and will not tolerate sexual misconduct. For the purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, actual or attempted sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse, sexual exploitation, dating or domestic violence and stalking. All circumstances will be considered when determining whether conduct constitutes sexual misconduct. Specific definitions may be found in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Many cases of sexual assault involve improper consent. Consent is a verbal affirmation (say ‘yes’) that indicates a person freely agrees to engage in a sexual act at the time of the act, subject to the following:

  • In order to give consent, one must be of legal age.
  • Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity. • Silence or failing to resist a sexual act does not constitute consent.
  • Consent must be freely given and may be freely taken away at any time.
  • A current or previous relationship does not imply consent.
  • A person who is asleep, unconscious, impaired by drugs, alcohol, disability, or other means cannot
  • consent to a sexual act, regardless whether the person consumed the drugs or alcohol voluntarily.
  • Use of alcohol or drugs does not excuse behavior that violates this policy.
  • Corroboration of a victim’s testimony is not required to show lack of consent.

Below is a video to help understand the concept of consent.

Emergency Contacts

Dial 9-1-1

  • In all emergency situations, on-campus or off-campus, individuals in imminent danger should call 9-1-1 immediately for the quickest response from law enforcement.

McNally Smith Security

St Paul Police Department

  • Non-emergency 651-291-1111
  • Police pager 651-229-1994

Confidential Resources

Bryon M. McDonald, M.S.
Counselor, Office of Student Affairs

SOS Sexual Violence Services
24-Hour Hotline — Free and Confidential

  • 651-266-1000
  • 555 Cedar St
    St Paul, MN 55101

On-Campus Support Services & Other Resources

Office of Student Affairs

Human Resources

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Area Hospitals

United Hospital Emergency Room

  • 651-241-8755
  • 333 N Smith Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102

Regions Hospital

  • 651-254-3456
  • 640 Jackson Street
    St Paul, MN 55101

Off-Campus Confidential Resources & Support Services

RAINN (Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network)
24-Hour Hotline — Free and Confidential

  • 800-656-HOPE

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 800-799-SAFE

US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

  • 800-421-3481