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Sexual Violence Resources: A Guide

A guide to orient Tulane students in their search for resources related to sexual violence.

Key Campus Departments

These campus entities constitute the core of resources & services in response to sexual violence. Some responsibilities overlap, but these are their main functions. Contact information can be found in the tab below titled "Reporting through Tulane."

Campus Wide Resources

When a person experiences sexual violence, it can feel as though your power--your choices--have been taken away from you. When you disclose to Tulane, we want you to get your power back. That's why reporting to Tulane means that you have choices to make about what the next steps look like. For some people, reporting is to ensure that your experience is recognized; for others, reporting is a means to get the support you need to feel safe and healthy; or, reporting can be a way to initiate our conduct process because you want to hold whomever harmed you accountable for their behavior. It could be all three. This is what you can expect when you disclose to Tulane:

  • The report is sent to Case Management and Victim Support Services (504-314-2160), who will reach out to you to offer support. They will explain the Tulane conduct process to you and will connect you to our Office of Student Conduct (504-865-5516) and can connect you to the police. If you decide to report, you can choose to proceed forward with a conduct case or a criminal case.
  • There are some instances, though, where the information you share is so serious that the university needs to move forward without your participation because there is a threat to the community. You will be told about this decision, and you can make choices about what you want to share or not.
  • You can make an anonymous report using this form provided by the University.
  • The report also goes to the Title IX Coordinator (504-314-2160), who is responsible for ensuring that every report receives a response and then collects data on incidents of violence so that we can track where, when, and who these incidents impact.

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Whether you decide to report the sexual assault or not, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will allow you to get care for any injuries that may have resulted from the assault, receive medications in order to prevent sexually transmitted infections, and obtain emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention, as appropriate.

If you seek medical attention through the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program at University Medical Center, you will have the option of having forensic evidence collected.You will then have 30 days to decide whether or not you like to report the assault to the police and have the evidence shared with the police.

Get support: Staff members from Student Affairs are trained to provide support during SANE exams and can be contacted at any time to get more information, to accompany you to the appointment, or to arrange free transportation.  The Student Affairs Professional On-Call can be reached 24/7 at 504-920-9900.

NOTE: *Rape kits can only be performed within 7 days of the assault. For medical attention after 7 days, you can access the Tulane Student Health Center (504-865-5255).

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Do you need immediate assistance? Here are campus and local emergency numbers.

We have organized Tulane's resources on this site to ensure easy navigation and understanding. If you would like a more thorough guide to these resources, please access this handbook provided by Student Affairs.

A Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault

 

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