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ASU reporting and support options


Crisis Support

Crisis Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by contacting:

For students
EMPACT's Hotline: 480-921-1006

For employees
Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 602-222-9444

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

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-Survivor Advocates for confidential support.

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.

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. For a list on the facilities, please view Forensic Exam Facilities.

Filing a police report does not obligate a victim to press charges. ASU Victim-Survivor Services, housed within ASU’s Sexual and Relationship Violence Program, can provide confidential support and explain the reporting process and options.”

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.

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.

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.

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

Sun Devil Support Network link
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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.

COVID-19 precautions are being taken, thus masks and face coverings as well as appointments may be required. We recommend you reach out to the center prior to visiting.

Center Against Family Violence
225 E. 1st St, Mesa, AZ 8520

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

Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center
10225 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Glendale Family Advocacy Center
6830 N 57th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301

While the Family Advocacy Centers listed above are closest to ASU Tempe, ASU West, ASU Downtown, and ASU Polytechnic, there are several other FACs that provide support to victims and survivors. Visit the Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network to search for an Advocacy Center in your area. Please note that every county in Arizona has different protocol for conducting forensic medical exams. For a list of Forensic Medical Exam Facilities in Arizona, visit the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s website.

If you are an ASU Online, Lake Havasu, DC, or California Center Student, visit the resources page for more local resources.