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Reporting Options

CAPE is a confidential resource at the University of Denver.  Speaking with an advocate does not obligate reporting anything to the police or to the university, unless there is a significant public safety concern.

CAPE can assist you in talking about reporting through Callisto and/or to DU's Title IX Office or Law Enforcement.  You have the right to report through any and all reporting options, separately or simultaneously.

If you are having an emergency, call 911 and then DU Campus Safety at 303-871-3000.  Campus Safety is available to take an official report 24/7.

Callisto reporting

Callisto provides survivors with a confidential and secure way to create a time-stamped record of an assault and report electronically to campus authorities.  The matching system is the first of its kind to allow survivors to take action upon the detection of repeat offenders. 

Callisto provides three options:

  1. RECORD - Record information about what happened securely and privately; it won't go anywhere if you don't want it to.

  2. MATCH - Match with others so you can identify repeat offenders and validate each other's experience.

  3. REPORT - Report electronically to your school so they get your full account of what happened even before you walk in the door.

Link to DU's Callisto page here.

TItle Ix office reporting

The Office of Title IX is responsible for reviewing and investigating all reports of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence on campus, including sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

You have the right to meet with the Title IX Coordinator, Eric Butler, to obtain more information about the reporting and investigative process without initiating a formal investigation. 

Eric Butler: 303-871-7016 and eric.butler@du.edu.

You can also learn more about Title IX by visiting their website here, or you can choose to submit an online report to the Title IX Office here.

CAPE can provide support to survivors of gender violence throughout the Title IX process.  To learn more about reporting to Title IX, or to seek support in reporting, contact CAPE at 303-871-3853 or CAPE@du.edu.

Campus Safety is available to take an official report 24/7 for the University reporting process: 303-871-3000. This report will be forwarded to the Title IX Office.

**The University investigation is different from a criminal investigation.  You can choose to report to Title IX and Law Enforcement, one or the other, or both.**

law enforcement reporting

CAPE can talk with you confidentially about all of your options for reporting to the Denver Police Department, and assist you in contacting them.  There are many avenues to report to local Law Enforcement, including:

  1. Call 911

  2. SANE Forensic Exam - You can present to Denver Health or Porter Hospital to request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) forensic exam, commonly referred to as a "Rape Kit".  CAPE and the After-Hours Counselor on Call can ensure that you have the support of an advocate at the hospital if you choose to have a SANE. The hospital will contact DPD; however, even when DPD is called, the survivor has the right to remain anonymous and not to file an official report at that time . If evidence is collected by a SANE Forensic Exam, the survivor has up to two years to make a decision about whether they wish to file an official police report.

    For information about preserving evidence for a SANE and about the SANE process, click here.  You can also contact CAPE at 303-871-3853 during business hours, or the After-Hours Counselor on Call at 303-871-2205 for more information and to talk about options/support.

  3. Call Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 and ask to make a report.

  4. Present to a Denver Police station to make a report in person.  The District Three Station is located near DU's campus at 1625 S. University Blvd.

  5. Contact Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 and they can assist you in connecting with DPD to make a report.