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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

If you are assaulted...

  1. Get to a SAFE PLACE as soon as possible
  2. Contact the POLICE
  3. Try to PRESERVE all physical evidence including bed sheets, towels, and the clothing you were wearing. DO NOT bathe, douche or use the toilet.
  4. CONTACT a close friend who can be with you during this time.

Emotional Support Services

On-campus:  Campus Health Center 570-385-6248 and the Counseling office at 570-385-6127.

Off-campus:  SARCC (Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center) is a community service with a 24 hour hotline at 570-628-2965 with trained individuals to help you deal with the emotional, legal and medical issues of sexual assaults. A representative can accompany you to the hospital and court proceedings.

If a sexual assault victim contacts you for assistance...

  1. Remain calm
  2. Arrange a private place for the individual to talk. Listen compassionately. Comfort the victim.
  3. If a sexual assault has been reported to you, gently encourage the victim to allow you to contact the 24 hour Access Hotline at 570-628-2965 and follow their instructions.