Sexual Assault Resources - First Steps if Experienced Sexual Assault

If you have experienced sexually based violence and you are a student (whether the incident took place on or off campus):

  • First and foremost take care of yourself
  • Seek medical attention at a facility that has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program (currently United Hospital Center is the closest facility - campus police will give you a ride without asking questions). A rape kit will be completed by a trained professional and stored, in case you want to press charges at any future point. Do not show or was your clothes if possible.
  • Seek support – Campus Counseling [Monday to Friday 8-4], local Rape Crisis Center [24 hours a day], friends, or family. You can seek support from staff, but know that depending on who you confide in has an impact on how things will proceed.