The Aurora Center is a safe and confidential place to report sexual assault/relationship violence/stalking. TAC only reports assaults to authorities with the strict written permission of the victim/survivor.
The following is a breakdown of service delivery options that are available at no cost to all victim/survivors/concerned persons of sexual or relationship violence whether they fit into the reporting protocol or not. TAC serves the University of Minnesota, TC & Augsburg College campuses.
- 24 hour/7 day Helpline
- Telephone or walk-in short-term individual advocacy services, provide options, or referrals
- Short term crisis counseling/intervention
- Weekly victim/survivor support group
- Supportive, confidential, and safe environment to support the victim/survivor's decision to report assaults to appropriate authorities
- Provide on-going supportive follow-up services
- Contact academic faculty/staff for academic accommodations
- Coordinate a change in classroom sections for safety considerations with faculty
- Assist students (when appropriate) to obtain tuition reimbursements
- Accompany to University of Minnesota hospital E.R. for evidentiary sexual assault exam, treatment for physical injuries and testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy – in MN all evidentiary exams costs are covered by the state.
- Arrange alternate safe housing
- Assist victim/survivor to inform proper Housing authorities and Academic Personnel
- Assist students (when appropriate) to obtain residence hall reimbursements
- Provide training to internal and external communities relating to issues of all forms of sexual exploitation
- Assist in filing (if applicable) sexual harassment complaints with University of Minnesota Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
- Assist in filing (if applicable) complaints to the University of Minnesota Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
- Serve as liaison between Student Conduct Office and victim/survivors to facilitate disciplinary proceedings
- Accompany victim/survivors to hearing if victim/survivor pursues disciplinary process and agrees to testify.
- Provide on-site assistance with writing restraining orders
- Accompany to appropriate County Clerks of Court to obtain Orders for Protection or Harassment Orders
- Serve as liaison between police/sheriff’s departments and victim/survivors to facilitate police reports
- Accompany victim/survivors to court if victim/survivor pursues prosecution and agrees to testify.
- Provide victim/survivors with Victims/Survivor Bill of Rights and assist (if applicable) in applying for Crime Victim Reparations.
- Provide appropriate legal options