Using Callisto

Using Callisto to Report

How does it work?

After you save your details, you can report incidents of nonconsensual sexual contact directly to St. John's through Callisto at any point.

With Callisto, you have two reporting options. You can choose to ‘Report Now’ or ‘Report Together’. With ‘Report Now’, you’re sending details of nonconsensual sexual contact to St. John's. With ‘Report Together’, you’re sending the identity of your perpetrator ONLY IF someone else identifies the same person. You can choose none, one, or both of these reporting options.

How to report to St. John's through Callisto:

  1. Create an account
  2. Create an encryption passphrase
  3. Record your details (the When, Where, What and Who)
  4. Report to St. John's
    • Report Now: Send your details to St. John's with or without a perpetrator identity
    • Report Together: Send the identity of your perpetrator to the school if/when someone else identifies them

Your info will be sent to St. John's Title IX Coordinators and you can expect to be contacted within 2 business days to schedule a follow up discussion. For more information on who is involved in reporting and how to contact them, check out Who is Involved?

Read on to learn more about what happens after you report.

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What happens after I report?

Reports of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact are directed to the Title IX Coordinators, Yael Wepman & Jackie Lochrie.

Yael Wepman
Title IX Coordinator
titleix@stjohns.edu
718-990-2660

Jackie Lochrie
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
lochriej@stjohns.edu
718-990-6568

Most often, Jackie Lochrie, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean for Student Services, will contact you within two business days to set up a meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss;

  • Desired accommodations, such as no-contact order or academic/housing arrangements
  • Your options moving forward and next steps
  • Available support services and resources

You will not have to share any information that you do not want to share. The priority of this meeting is to discuss your well-being.

Any campus proceeding will be handled with sensitivity and with respect for privacy, meaning that as few people as possible will be involved.

If you’d like to proceed with an investigation, you will meet with a trained Title IX Investigator. Click here to learn more about investigations.

Notes:

  • If the incident you are reporting happened before you were a St. John's student, the available options may be different.
  • If the identified perpetrator is not affiliated with the school, they can still be banned from school property.
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Who should use Callisto?

It is beneficial for any survivor to document the incident, whether or not you choose to share this documentation with anyone is up to you. Writing down the information helps solidify your memories so that if you do choose to proceed with any type of investigation later on, you have the most detailed and accurate information possible. Callisto will ask you a series of questions that have been specially designed to help you recall information after experiencing trauma. Emotions like fear and anxiety can impact how your brain stores memories, and Callisto is designed with this in mind.

If you have experienced sexual assault, or any kind of unwanted sexual contact, Callisto can be a great option for you. Callisto allows you to document what happened without having to make any decisions about reporting. Callisto also clearly explains your options and different support services that may be helpful.

Callisto makes no judgments about you or your experience. Survivors of any identity can use Callisto, even if you don’t - or aren’t sure if you - identify as a survivor.

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More About Reporting Together

If you aren't sure whether you want to report what happened right away, you can choose to ‘Report Together’  and report only if another student names the same perpetrator. To do this, you’ll have to provide a unique identifier for the perpetrator in the form of their Facebook account URL. If the perpetrator does not have Facebook, you won’t be able to use this feature. However, you can still report the perpetrator’s name directly to your school.

If another student submits the same Facebook account URL, you will be notified via email that a match was made. Because Callisto can’t guarantee the accuracy of the information, a match does not mean with 100% certainty that the perpetrator is a repeat offender, but it does mean that another student entered the same information into Callisto.

When a match is found, your name and preferred contact information, along with the name and Facebook account URL of the perpetrator will be sent to your school.

The perpetrator's Facebook URL must be provided as a unique identifier to protect against false matches on common names, however, nothing will ever be posted to Facebook, nothing will ever be shared with Facebook, and Facebook will never know that you entered their Facebook URL in Callisto. Right now, you can only wait for others if you know (or can find) the Facebook URL of the perpetrator. If the perpetrator doesn’t have a Facebook, unfortunately, their identity cannot be saved into matching at this time.

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