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Police, Sheriff and Ambulance

dial 911
From campus phones dial 9-911

Elko Campus Security


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Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline
advocates may be contacted by chatting online or calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Organization to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

(not an emergency hotline)

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

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Sexual Assault means a person subjects another person to sexual penetration, or who forces another person to make a sexual penetration on himself or herself or another, or on a beast, against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct.

Bystander Intervention – Speak Up – Take Action

How to Reduce the Risk of Sexual Assault
(reproduced from the RAINN web site at

  1. When you go to a party, go with a group of friends.
  2. Arrive together, watch out for each other, and leave together.
  3. Don't leave your beverage unattended or accept a drink from an open container.
  4. Don't allow yourself to be isolated with someone you don't know or trust.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Trust your instincts.
  6. Think about the level of intimacy you want in a relationship, and clearly state your limits.

What Should You Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted?

  • Get to a safe place
  • Get medical attention immediately
  • Do not change your clothes
  • Do not bathe or douche
  • Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash
  • Do not eat or drink anything
  • Do not apply medication
  • Do not clean up the crime scene
  • Report the incident to the Police

Safety in Numbers and Escorts

When studying late or leaving evening classes it is a good idea to walk with friends and classmates. There is always more safety in groups than a single person walking at night alone. If you feel uncomfortable and would like an escort to your vehicle or dorm room please feel free to contact your faculty member, the Campus Director or, in Elko, the Security Department.


If you have concerns about a single person please contact the Campus Director, Safety & Security Director or Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator to discuss the situation. (Click here for contact information)

Sexual Assault Policy

Great Basin College has a zero tolerance policy for any type of assault including sexual assault.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of assault should contact the Police Department by calling 911 first. They should then contact Security or the Campus Director to respond to their location on campus. The Director of Safety & Security and the Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator must be notified either by notification of Security by the Campus Director or directly by the victim.

For More Information Contact

Patricia Anderson
Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security
GBC- Elko

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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