Sexual Assault

What to do if... you've been sexually assaulted:

  • Tell someone you know and can trust.

  • Go to a hospital and tell emergency personnel that you have been sexually assaulted. Take the clothes you were wearing and a set of clean clothes. Don't shower or bathe before you go.

  • Report the assault. If in a residence hall, contact staff. If off campus call 911. Reporting the assault does NOT commit you to filing charges.

  • Call the hotline. In Springfield, call 864-SAFE (7233). Outside the Springfield area call 1-800-821-6863. Both can provide information about resources and services available to you.

  • Contact a residence hall staff member, the Dean of Students, and/or the Counseling Center to find out how the University can assist you.

  • Remember: it was NOT your fault.

  • For emergency medical treatment call 911 or go to:

    Mercy Emergency-Trauma Center 886-2115
    Cox Emergency Department (North) 269-3193
    Cox Emergency Department (South) 269-4083