What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is any kind of sexually-offensive act
against another person, any verbally-offensive demand or suggestion, or any
intentional touching of another person's body without mutual consent. Sexual
assault includes, but is not limited to:
- Rape/sexual assault (gang, acquaintance, stranger)
- Acts on a person who is not conscious or able to give consent (ie: intoxicated)
- Indecent exposure
- Direct or indirect threats linked to sexual propositions or activity
- Coerced sexual activity
- Sexual propositions
- Sexual battery (unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person, ie:
sex organ, buttocks or breasts)
What to Do if You're Raped
- Get to a safe place as soon as you're able!
- Call campus security (492-7777)
OR the sheriff (9-911 on campus or
911 off campus)
- DO NOT shower or disturb "evidence"
- Get medical attention IMMEDIATELY (see hospital links below)
Where Can I Go for Help?
- USI Counseling Center, Orr Center 1051, 464-1867
Offers emotional support and understanding with the aim of reducing fears and
anxieties. Emotional aspects of trauma can be explored and confidentially
discussed. Counselors can serve as advocates and/or provide referrals to
appropriate community resources.
- Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Crisis Line 422-5622 (answered 24 hours)
Offers emotional support for victims, safe and protected housing or assistance
in finding housing if you're not safe, and assistance and support in dealing
with the Criminal Justice System. Provides information, referrals, or
"just to lend an ear," and all calls are confidential.
- Student Heath Center, Health Professions 091, 465-1250
Provides immediate and follow-up services for a person who has experienced a
sexual assault, with the aim of identifying physical manifestations resulting
from the emotional and physical trauma.
- USI Religious Life, Residence Life Service Center, 464-1871
Offers supportive counseling and spiritual care. Also provides advocacy
services and referrals to appropriate resources.
- Your Resident Assistant, Residence Life Office, 468-2000
Can provide you with general housing advocacy and emotional support during the
crisis and through the recovery process.
- Dean of Students, University Center 007, 464-1862
While a victim may choose not to prosecute criminally, she/he retains the
right to file a complaint through the University Code of Conduct. Campus
judicial matters are protected by the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Other Community Support and Information Resources
To inquire about setting a confidential appointment
with a USI counselor, contact the Counseling Center at