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ASU Health Services is dedicated to the well-being and educational success of each student, and offers more than 20 board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners. It is important that victims of sexual and relationship violence seek medical care to have their injuries treated and be checked for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. ASU Health Services does not provide forensic exams, these can only be provided through the Sexual Assault Response Team Centers in the Phoenix area.
Sexual violence affects many aspects of a victim's life—including safety and health, family and work situations, and finances—and often leads to perplexing legal questions. To receive basic assistance, victims often must navigate a complicated maze of governmental and community agencies. SARTs, or sexual assault response teams, help victims through the maze.
The following Phoenix area family advocacy centers provide the forensic examination:
EMPACT-SPC provides services to all people in need of services, including 24-Hour emergency and crisis services and a 24-hour crisis hotline: 480-921-1006. They also offer emergency services for individuals who have experienced sexual assault.
Counseling Services is available for those who have experienced sexual assault or a friend who was made aware of a sexual assault. ASU Counseling offers confidential, personal counseling and crisis services for students experiencing emotional concerns, problems in adjusting, and other factors that affect their ability to achieve their academic and personal goals.
The Employee Assistance Office offers free, voluntary and confidential behavioral health and organizational consultation for personal and work-related issues.
The Behavior Response Team (BRT) is a cross-disciplinary approach to assessing potential or actual threatening employee behavior. It is comprised of subject matter experts from the Employee Assistance Office (EAO), the Office of General Counsel (OGC), the ASU Police Department, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and department managers.
University Police are familiar with ASU Campus and committed to the “Start by Believing” campaign in which every report of sexual assault is approached with respect, sincerity and care for the victim. ASU’s annual Clery Report is available here
ASU PD Victim Services is responsible for providing support, information and resources to victims and witnesses of crime and their families. A victim advocate is available for students, faculty and staff.
Victim Services (480)965-0107
City Police Departments are knowledgeable of the areas surrounding campus and will handle investigations and reports within their jurisdictions.
ASU West, City of Glendale Police Department 623-930-3000
ASU Polytechnic, City of Mesa Police Department 480-644-221
ASU Tempe, City of Tempe Police Department 480-350-8311
ASU Downtown, City of Phoenix Police Department 602-262-6151
This unit provides education and promotes actions that can reduce crime and victimization. Visit the ASU Crime Prevention site.
Filing a police report does not obligate a survivor of sexual assault to press charges against an assailant. A forensic examination or rape kit can be performed up to 5 days following an assault. For information about the forensic exam, please visit: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/legal-information/reporting-rape. In the Phoenix area, the forensic exam is provided through Sexual Assault Response Team Centers.
SRR supports a safe and inclusive environment that fosters the intellectual, personal, social, ethical development of all students. When ASU learns that a student may have engaged in sexual misconduct, SRR investigates allegations and determines whether a violation of the Student Code of Conduct has occurred. Students who have been found responsible for sexual misconduct could be suspended or expelled from ASU.
The ASU Hotline serves as an anonymous way to confidentially report safety concerns, or concerns regarding: financial transactions, contractual agreements, IT system and network security, NCAA rules, environmental health and safety, research administration and equal opportunity access.
This service provides safety escorts between campus buildings, residence halls and parking facilities 24/7 support is available.
Hall security procedures in place at each residence hall are intended to foster a safe and secure environment through a combination of hall staffing, role modeling, security checks, and policy enforcement, including key policies and guest/escort policies. Please report any concerns to residence hall staff.
Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
This hotline can help a victim of domestic violence find shelter in the Phoenix area. Hours for this hotline are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. During off hours within Maricopa County, please call 480-890-3039.
Provides free, confidential legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence.
Promotes awareness through information, training, awareness campaigns, events and the media.
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
The Sun Devil Movement for Violence Prevention (MVP) is a social movement focused on preventing violence at Arizona State University and beyond. Individual students, student organizations, fraternity and sorority chapters, and athletic teams have come together to actively create a community free from violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation of any kind.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network has a list of local resources including advocacy & support, legal help, & health information.
A 1-800 crisis hotline that assists LGBTQ youth. Need help call 1800 - 5 CRISIS (274747) or Local to Arizona call 480-736-4925
Provides peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
ASU Student Advocacy and Assistance supports students to ensure that those who have been affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and other troubling life events are provided with the support they need to reduce the impact in other areas of a student’s life. The Student Advocate can assist with arrangements to be made in housing, academics, student employment, visa/immigration issues, financial aid concerns and other areas of life that can help the student to better cope and deal with their experience. The Student Advocate can also connect students with a wide variety of resources and other services available for students both within the university and in the community. In some cases, a student may choose to seek a leave of absence or a reduced course load; these actions may, in turn, impact a student’s immigration, visa and/or financial status. In such cases, Student Advocacy and Assistance will help connect the student with the applicable University department or unit to obtain relevant information and assistance.
SafeZONE is a program designed to increase understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and other marginalized persons. SafeZONE was created to provide a more inclusive and accepting campus climate.