ASU reporting and support options

Reporting and support options if you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence:

Finding a safe place

Finding a safe place

Your safety is always the number one priority. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. You could reach out to supportive family, friends or contact the ASU Victim Advocate for confidential support.

Preserving evidence of the assault

Preserving evidence of the assault

Even if you are unsure if you want to report, preserving evidence may assist in proving that the offense occurred or in obtaining a protective order.

Obtaining a forensic exam

Obtaining a forensic exam

Victims of sexual violence have the right to a medical forensic exam, at no cost to them, regardless of whether or not they report. In Maricopa County, a Family Advocacy Center (FAC) is the only center that provides a forensic exam.

Reporting to the police

Reporting to the police

Filing a police report does not obligate a victim to press charges. The ASU Victim Advocate can provide confidential support and explain the reporting process and options.

Reporting to the university

Reporting to the university

Incidents that include only students are reported to ASU Student Rights and Responsibilities and Student Advocacy and Assistance will provide additional support services during the investigation. Incidents that include faculty or staff are reported to the Office of University Rights and Responsibilities. Note: Reporting to the University can be done in addition to reporting to the police.

Seeking medical care

Seeking medical care

For your health and protection, you may want to be examined by a medical professional. This can be done as part of the forensic exam, through your primary care provider or ASU Health Services.

Seeking support and counseling services

Seeking support and counseling services

You may wish to seek confidential support on campus or in the community to discuss what steps you would like to take next or how to heal from the experience. Peer-to-peer support that is private, not confidential, is available through the Sun Devil Support Network, a network of ASU students that have received training on supporting survivors of sexual and relationship violence and providing education and resources within the community.

Contacting the Title IX Coordinator

Contacting the Title IX Coordinator

If you are not sure where report, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@asu.edu or 480-965-0696.

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Family Advocacy Centers Team

Family Advocacy Centers (FACs)

Family Advocacy Centers are the only facilities that provide forensic medical exams in Maricopa County. ASU Police can transport you to a Family Advocacy Center if needed. Please note that these centers are not open 24 hours and should be contacted prior to visiting. Individuals who want a forensic exam in Maricopa County but do not want to report the incident to law enforcement can call 480-312-6339 to schedule an appointment.

Center Against Family Violence
225 E. 1st St, Mesa, AZ 8520
480-644-4075

Family Advocacy Center
2120 N Central Ave # 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1453
602-534-2120

Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center
10225 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-312-6340

Glendale Family Advocacy Center
4600 W. Glendale, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-3720