“rape kits”): STAR Central’s RESPECT (Rape Education Services by Peers Encouraging Conscious Thought) website has more information about how to seek medical care and what steps you can take.
As soon as you are in a safe place, tell someone you can trust about what happened—a roommate, friend, resident adviser, minister or counselor—someone who can provide emotional support and objectively help you make a plan.
STAR Central Office of the Pat Walker Health Center479-575-7252 M-F, 8 a.m. Hotlines (24 hours, 7 days a week): If it’s not possible to do all of the above, don’t be discouraged from having a forensic exam.
Personal care is important for anyone who has experienced sexual violence. It may be difficult to engage in daily activities, including attendance at class, eating, sleeping, general hygiene and other daily activities of living.
There are resources available so you don’t have to find your path toward healing on your own.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic or dating violence.
Both sexual assault and domestic violence are extreme forms of sexual harassment and are prohibited by Title IX.The University, however, recognizes that reporting sexual assault or domestic violence is a deeply personal choice that only you can make.And although it might not be possible to collect useful forensic evidence more than 72 hours after the incident, the incident may be reported at any time.Any student, faculty or staff member, applicant or visitor who has been the victim of sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual misconduct or domestic violence is encouraged to report it to our Title IX Coordinator: 479-575-7111 or [email protected] The U of A strongly supports reporting any incident of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault.The chances that the University and law enforcement officials will be able to effectively address an incident are increased by prompt reporting.Where alcohol or drugs are involved, incapacitation is determined by how the alcohol or drugs have impacted a person’s decision- making capacity, awareness of consequences, and/or ability to make fully informed judgments.