Evaluate Your Options for Sexual Violence Support

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We are here to help you. At WashU there are a number of ways you can receive help and support if you have experienced relationship or sexual violence.

Your experience and situation are unique and cannot be represented here, but we hope that this information will help you to understand an introductory view of the options that are available and some of what you can expect from each course of action.

Content warning: This page contains information about relationship and sexual violence.

Confidential RSVP counselors available 24/7
Email rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or call 314-935-3445 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)24/7 emergency via WUPD (314-935-5555) or SARAH during the academic year (314-935-8080)

To get a full view of your options and to talk confidentially through how they apply to your situation and needs, schedule a confidential appointment with a Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center counselor. Please email rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or call Administrative Coordinator Kitty Conroy at 314-935-3445 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Desired Outcome Recommended Action
Immediate help or medical attention Call 911 or WashU Police at 314-935-5555.
Medical attention Seek treatment at a comprehensive care facility, such as Barnes/Jewish Hospital (Barnes/Jewish MAP) or St. Mary’s Health Center (St. Mary’s MAP). Kim Webb is available 24/7 to go with you to the hospital or police if you choose.

If you are considering a SANE/forensic exam, remember: do not shower, drink, eat, brush your teeth or change your clothes. Seek treatment at a comprehensive care facility, such as Barnes/Jewish Hospital (Barnes/Jewish MAP) or St. Mary’s Health Center (St. Mary’s MAP), that has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) (a nurse who has been trained to give specialized medical care for a victim of sexual assault and to gather forensic evidence if desired) who can provide the best possible care and options to you. Having a SANE/forensic exam does not require you to report. Learn what to expect from a SANE/forensic exam.

Investigation through the university or law enforcement Report to the police by calling WashU Police at 314-935-5555 or report to the university by contacting the Title IX Office. Contact the Title IX Office to learn about and discuss your options, even if you are not sure that you want an investigation. Learn about the Title IX complaint process.
Talk to someone who is not required to report to the university Contact a friend.

Contact a Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center counselor, in person in Seigle Hall Room 444, at rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or at 314-935-3445. After business hours, they can be accessed through WUPD or SARAH.

During the academic year, call the Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Helpline (S.A.R.A.H) at 314-935-8080 to speak with a sexual assault and rape counselor.

During the academic year, call Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling and Resource Center at 314-935-5099 to speak with a peer counselor.

Meet with a counselor, through Mental Health Services at Habif at 314-935-6666, Option 2, or via the student portal, or off campus. If you are on the Medical Campus, contact Medical School Student & Occupational Health Services – Dr. Gladys Smith, 314-362-2404, or Dr. Rimiko Thomas, 314-747-0225.

Contact a member of the clergy.

Housing, academic or other accommodations Speak with a Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center counselor by emailing rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or calling Administrative Coordinator Kitty Conroy at 314-935-3445, or speak with the Title IX Office at 314-935-3393.
Confidential, personal information about your options for getting help and reporting RSVP Center counselors provide crisis counseling, personal assistance, and can help you determine what next steps you wish to take. Schedule an appointment by emailing rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or calling Administrative Coordinator Kitty Conroy at 314-935-3445.
No contact order Speak with a Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center counselor by emailing rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or calling Administrative Coordinator Kitty Conroy at 314-935-3445, or speak with the Title IX Office at 314-935-3393.
Order of protection The option of obtaining a court order of protection (restraining order) is available 24/7. Orders of protection require an application which must be reviewed and approved by a judge. After business hours, there is always a judge on call. WUPD or an RSVP Center counselor can help facilitate obtaining an order of protection through the court system.

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