If you have been recently sexually assaulted:
- The most important first steps are to go to a safe place and seek medical attention.
- Find 24/7 emergency support for survivors of sexual assault.
- Report or obtain confidential assistance
- Get temporary and ongoing support.
If you have been recently sexually assaulted, the most important first steps are to go to a safe place and seek medical attention. The following are suggested medical care options: Washington Hospital Center Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program, and Catholic University Student Health Services.Learn More about Medical Care
Many organizations offer 24/7 emergency support for survivors of sexual assault. We suggest you find help from the following organizations: the Counseling Center, D.C. Rape Crisis Center, and Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Find the hotline numbers and websites to request help.Learn More about Emergency Support
Reporting Sexual Violence
Survivors of sexual harassment or sexual violence have multiple options for either reporting or obtaining confidential assistance. The victim chooses how to proceed except in rare cases when the University has evidence that the alleged perpetrator may be a threat to the community.Learn More about Reporting Options
The University can provide a wide variety of temporary support measures to assist survivors and protect them from retaliation. For example: no contact order, civil protection order, residential changes, and academic assistance.Learn More about Temporary Support
Sexual assault survivors have many options for ongoing support. For example, the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Dean of Students, D.C. Rape Crisis Center, D.C. Rape Crisis Center, Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.Learn More about Ongoing Support