Sexual assault is a serious issue no matter the setting. We've put together this guide to help you explore the issues of sexual assault on college campuses. You'll find resources from the library as well as information & resources from the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The SART resources are essential if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted.
For help locating books in the library, consult this guide and/or ask for directions at the library's information desk. If you have resources to suggest, please feel free to email us. Finally, as this guide is meant to be representative and not comprehensive, please search the library's catalog or talk with a librarian to find additional resources
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 sexual misconduct policies from the Gustie Guide.
SART also provides information on how to support a survivor of sexual assault.
The Gustavus Library is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our patrons. We acknowledge that harmful and outdated language or terminology exists in catalog records for our materials, though, and we would welcome your help in identifying such instances.
If you encounter any language that you consider to be harmful or offensive to yourself or others, please use this form to report it and suggest alternative language. We will contact the Library of Congress to request that changes be made whenever we come across items under their purview and will supplement our own descriptions with more respectful terms as necessary. We also direct you to our entire Harmful Language Statement for more information.