File an Anonymous Report
What is an Anonymous Report?
An anonymous report is an unofficial means to inform the University administration that a sexual assault has occurred. It was developed to encourage reporting without risk of exposure or being forced to file charges. All reports of sexual assault are treated with respect to the privacy of the involved individuals. Incidents are reported to appropriate departments and agencies in consideration of safety concerns and investigative needs.
Is an anonymous report confidential?
All reports of sexual assault are treated with respect to the privacy of the involved individuals, to the extent permitted by law. However, incidents are reported to appropriate departments and agencies in consideration of safety concerns and investigative needs.
In addition, University police are responsible for distributing timely warning announcements (Clery Act Security Alerts) when there appears to be a threat to the safety/security of persons on campus for the following crimes: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, manslaughter (negligent and non-negligent), motor vehicle theft, murder, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), violations of liquor law, and any other crime involving bodily injury in which the victim was chosen on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability. Decisions concerning whether to issue a timely warning will be made on a case by case basis using the following criteria: the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Reporting parties or victims of crimes are not named in timely warning announcements.
Exactly how do I file an anonymous report?
1. Fill out the Anonymous Report form as completely as possible: Anonymous Report Form
2. You can submit the form a variety of different ways:
- You (or a trusted friend) can drop the form off at the front desk of Memorial Union 250 (all you have to say is “This is for Sarah” and depart)
- Mail the document (with or without a return address)to:
NDSU Department 5300
250 Memorial Union
P.O Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
- E-mail the document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Abuse Crisis Center is a local organization with a crisis-line to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. If you need resources, or just to talk then you can call them 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at