At the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony, Lady Gaga performed on stage with survivors of sexual assault, drawing attention to a problem that has been with us for far too long. Considering recent events and discussions on the Gustavus campus, we've put together a guide about sexual assault and the large issues of rape culture. Most resources are drawn from the Gustavus library. You will also find information & resources from the Sexual Assault Response Team - these are essential resources if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted.
At the library we believe that information is powerful. Please educate yourselves about the myriad ways rape culture permeates our world and perpetuates sexual assault. Note that this guide is not comprehensive - we've listed some of our more recent books about these topics. Search the catalog, browse the shelves and ask a librarian for help finding more resources. You will also find several of these resources on the display table just inside the library's entrance.
Sexual assault is not okay. If you have been sexually assaulted, you are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the Gustavus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). They will work to keep you safe, advocate for you, and help you access resources on and off campus.
A member of the team can be reached 24 hours by calling 507-933-6868.
SART's website also provides links to off campus resources and steps to take if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted.
You can also familiarize yourself with the policy against sexual assault from the Gustie Guide.
SART also provides information on how to support a survivor of sexual assault.
Find these films in the Audio Visual collection - lower level of the library. Search the library catalog by title to find the call number (shelving location) of the films.
We rely on you to make these guides as relevant as possible. Know of websites, documentaries, books or other resources we should add to this list? Know of materials we should add to our library's collections? Please send an email to bernadotte @ gustavus (dot) edu