The Catholic University of America
Support Options

 

Catholic University is committed to supporting students impacted by sexual violence no matter when or where an incident may have occurred. Your physical and emotional safety are important. The University offers a variety of resources for students, all of which are committed to listening to you, supporting you and providing you with options.

 

If you have experienced any form of sexual violence, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety, then consider seeking help.

 

Confidential Resources

Information cannot be shared without your permission.
  • Counseling Center: 202-319-5675.
  • Student Health Services(Physicians and licensed medical professionals): 202-319-5744
  • Campus Ministry (Priests, acting in their professional capacity of giving spiritual advice): 202-319-5575

Non-Confidential Resources

Information will be shared only with University resources who need to know so as to assist you in accessing services.
  • Residence Life Staff (RAs and Community Directors)
  • Dean of Students Staff: 202-319-5619
  • Title IX Coordinator: 202-319-4177
These individuals are responsible employees and are required to report if you share details with them. For more information about privacy and confidentiality, visit the Grievance Procedures.

Medical Care

Students can receive free, confidential medical treatment and testing through the DC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center: 800-641-4028.

  • You are encouraged not to bathe, change clothes, brush teeth or do anything that may interfere with the collection of evidence.
  • A free Uber ride to the hospital is available through the 1-800 number or through the UASK DC app.
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    Preserve Information and Evidence

    Recording the events of the assault, although emotionally difficult, can be helpful in preserving details and can serve as a valuable resource in any legal action you might decide to take. Include the date, time and chronology. If there are witnesses or people who have information about the assault, write down their names. Try to preserve any harassing letters, text messages or e-mails as evidence.

    Additional Support Options

    The Office of the Dean of Students can help connect you to appropriate resources on and off campus. We can also support you with the following:

    • Orders of no contact
    • Housing relocation
    • Class schedule changes
    • Academic support
    • Ongoing support
    • Pastoral support (through the Office of Campus Ministry)
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      You do not need to file a complaint to receive support from the Office of the Dean of Students.