REPORTING OPTIONS

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Arkansas Tech University strongly encourages reporting any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, but we also recognize that the decision to report sexual or relationship violence is a deeply personal choice for survivors. Reports of sexual misconduct can be made to the Title IX Office, and criminal reports can be made to the Department of Public Safety.

Whether you decide to report the misconduct or not, the University wants to ensure that you are supported. We urge you to speak about what happened with someone you trust who can support you emotionally and help you develop a plan. This person could be a friend, family member, pastor, mentor, advocate from the Ozark Rape Crisis Center, counselor in the Health and Wellness Center, Title IX Coordinator, or someone else who will be able to support you during this time. The Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 911 or calling (479) 968-0222 for the Russellville Campus and (479) 508-3359 for the Ozark Campus.

Medical Assistance

Medical assistance can be obtained by dialing 911 or going directly to the hospital. Emergency Room staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville and Mercy Hospital in Ozark are equipped with the supplies necessary to collect and preserve forensic evidence (sometimes called a “rape kit”). They are also able to treat any possible injuries, provide preventative treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and offer other health services.

If you have experienced a sexual assault, try not to:

Remember: You have up to 72 hours after the assault to have potential evidence collected. Just because you have evidence collected does not mean that you are required to pursue criminal charges or a Title IX complaint. Preservation of evidence does, however, keep the option open for you while you make your decision.  Click here for more information about medical assistance.

During business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday), we strongly encourage you to contact Amy Pennington, Arkansas Tech University’s Title IX Coordinator, by phone (479-968-0407), email (apennington@atu.edu), or in person at the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 233 located at 1605 Coliseum Drive. The Title IX Coordinator and other members of the Title IX team are able to offer supportive and protective measures as well as ensure you are connected with helpful resources.

Confidential counseling services are available through the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 119. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact the Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329. The following licensed counselors offer confidential counseling for students at Arkansas Tech:

Kristy Davis, kdavis51@atu.edu

Craig Witcher, cwitcher@atu.edu

Janis Taylor, jtaylor78@atu.edu

Nikki Templeton, nearles@atu.edu

Josh Root, jroot4@atu.edu

Leann Watson, lwatson12@atu.edu

 

For additional and more detailed information related to options for ongoing assistance and reporting, please see the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures located in Article III, Section F of the Student Code of Conduct located in the Student Handbook.

 

 

Report Online

 

Victims of or witnesses to acts of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking) or other forms of sex-based discrimination can report online. Click here to file an incident report online

 

Report to Law Enforcement

 

Arkansas Tech University
Public Safety-Russellville Campus

716 N. El Paso Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
911 or (479) 968-0222
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Public Safety-Ozark Campus
1700 Helberg Lane, Collegiate Career Center, Room 100C

Ozark, AR 72949
(479) 508-3359
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Off-Campus
Russellville Police Department

115 West H Street
Russellville, AR 72801
911 or (479) 968-3232

Ozark Police Department
2910 West Commercial
Ozark, AR 72949
911 or (479) 667-2238 

 

report to the University

 

Amy N. Pennington
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan Student Services Center

1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-0407
apennington@atu.edu 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Will Cooper
Associate Dean for Student Conduct/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan Student Services Center
(479) 968-0334
wcooper@atu.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Stacy Galbo
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan Student Services Center
(479) 964-0583 ext. 4714
sgalbo2@atu.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Susie Nicholson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Tucker Coliseum
(479) 964-3230
snicholson@atu.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Mitzi Reano
Deputy Title IX Coordinator-Ozark Campus
Technology and Academic Support Building, Room 154
(479) 667-2117 ext. 65440
mreano@atu.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm


 

* Although the University encourages victims to talk to someone, Arkansas Tech provides an online form for anonymous reporting. Please note that entering personally identifying information may serve as notice to the University for the purpose of triggering an investigation. The form can be found at this link: https://www.atu.edu/psafe/crime-report-form.php. Individuals who choose to file anonymous reports are advised that it may be very difficult for the University to follow up or take action on anonymous reports where corroborating information is limited. Anonymous reports may be used for Clery Act data collection purposes.