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If an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual or relationship violence occurs, options to report the incident, receive confidential support and immediate assistance are available through on-campus and off-campus resources. We strive to locate resources that are inclusive of ASU's diverse student community. In order to ensure all members of our community have access to health and safety resources, ASU employees are mandatory reporters and must report allegations of sexual assault/harassment. You can find information about confidential resources on this page or by visiting the Confidential Support page.
Resources may be available both in-person and virtually. If you need assistance navigating the resources, you can reach out to The Office of Advocacy and Assistance or if you would like to speak to someone confidentially you can reach out to an ASU Police Victim Advocate.
ASU HEALTH SERVICES (CONFIDENTIAL)
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 Family Advocacy Centers in the Phoenix area.
FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTERS (FAC)
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. FAC, or sexual assault response teams, help victims through the maze.
COVID-19 precautions are being taken, thus masks and face coverings as well as appointments may be required. In addition, please note that these centers are not open 24 hours and should be contacted prior to visiting.
The following Phoenix area family advocacy centers provide the forensic examination:
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.
*This phone number is for individuals who want a medical forensic exam, but do not want to report the incident to law enforcement in Maricopa County. Victims/survivors who participate in a VAWA (non-report) exam have the option to report to police at a later date.
ASU COUNSELING SERVICES (CONFIDENTIAL)
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.
ASU STUDENT ADVOCACY AND ASSISTANCE
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.
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING SERVICES
Students can request accommodations by first registering with Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) by going to DRC Connect. Once you have registered with SAILS, it is recommended that you contact your Disability Access Consultant to discuss specific questions about accommodations for your classes and using the online system. Accommodations are available to students who qualify for these services on a course-by-course basis.
You can also review some of the available accommodations and services by visiting the SAILS website at eoss.asu.edu/drc.
ASU EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE OFFICE (CONFIDENTIAL)
The Employee Assistance Office offers free, voluntary and confidential behavioral health and organizational consultation for personal and work-related issues. All Services provided by the Employee Assistance Office are confidential, including those related to harassment or violence regardless of whether it occurs on campus or off.
ASU BEHAVIOR RESPONSE TEAM
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.
ASU VICTIM SERVICES (CONFIDENTIAL)
ASU 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
EMPACT’S ASU-DEDICATED CRISIS LINE
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.
Arizona State University Police are familiar with ASU Campus and each report of sexual violence is approached with respect, sincerity and care for the victim. View ASU's Annual Clery Report to view campus safety information, crime statistics and summaries of campus security policies.
ASU CRIME PREVENTION UNIT
This unit provides education and promotes actions that can reduce crime and victimization. Visit the ASU Crime Prevention site.
ASU OFFICE OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
ASU HOTLINE 877-786-3385
Reports received through the hotline will be sent to the appropriate office for investigation and follow-up. Complaints that involve students will be sent to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Complaints that involved faculty or staff members will be sent to the Office of University Rights and Responsibilities. Please note: anonymous reporting will limit the ability to investigate. For more information, visit cfo.asu.edu/asu-hotline or call 1-877-SUN-DEVL (786-3385).
CITY POLICE DEPARTMENTS
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
FILING A POLICE REPORT FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
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 Family Advocacy Centers.
ASU LIVESAFE MOBILE APP
ASU SAFETY ESCORT SERVICES
This service provides safety escorts between campus buildings, residence halls and parking facilities 24/7 support is available.
UNIVERSITY HOUSING SAFETY AND SECURITY
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.
ARIZONA CONTACS SHELTER HOTLINE 2-1-1
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.
AZ COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL ADVOCACY HOTLINE 1-800-782-6400
Provides free, confidential legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence.
ARIZONA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Promotes awareness through information, training, awareness campaigns, events and the media.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 1-800-799-SAFE
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.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 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.
SUN DEVIL MOVEMENT FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Sun Devil Movement for Violence Prevention: 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.
MYPLAN RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENT APP
myPlan Relationship Assessment App: myPlan is a tool to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship. Backed by years of research it allows a user to find out if their relationship is dangerous, and helps them think through the best options for their unique situation.
The following resources primarily focus on providing support for those within the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual) community.
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.
GLSEN: 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 LGBTQIA youth. If in need of assistance, call 1800 - 5 CRISIS (274747). If calling locally or within Arizona, reach out to 480-736-4925
GLBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER
GLBT National Help Center: Provides peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
TRANS LIFELINE'S HOTLINE
Trans Lifeline's Hotline is a peer support hotline available 24/7 run by trans people for trans people. If calling within the U.S., please reach out to 877-565-8860.
Haven Family Resource Center
HAVEN is a fully accredited family advocacy center serving all people in crisis situations including victims of crimes.
Lake Havasu City Police Department
*Call 911 in the event of an emergency
Rape Treatment Center at UCLA (Santa Monica)
The Rape Treatment Center provides comprehensive services for sexual assault victims – adults and children – 24 hours a day, including specialized medical care, forensic services, counseling, and information about rights and options.
Santa Monica Police Department
*Call 911 in the event of an emergency
Los Angeles Police Department
*Call 911 in the event of an emergency
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
CALCASA provides education, involvement opportunities, and resources to the state of California.
Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit 501c3, multicultural, community based and volunteer centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC)
24-Hour Crisis Line: 202-233-RAPE
DCRCC is the designated State Sexual Assault Coalition for the District of Columbia providing survivor-centered advocacy through therapeutic services, training and technical assistance, community education, public policy initiatives as well as volunteer opportunities.
Network for Victim Recovery of DC(NVDC)
*DC Victim Hotline: 1-844-4HELPDC (844-443-5732)
*Call this number to connect with an advocate regarding a forensic medical exam.
The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) provides free, holistic, and comprehensive case management and legal services to victims of all types of crime regardless of income.
The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center provides mental health counseling, support, and education to the metropolitan area to help people live healthy, stable, and productive lives.
Metropolitan Police Department (DC)
*Call 911 in the event of an emergency
360 LIFE SERVICES
ASU Online students who experience sexual or relationship violence have access to a variety of resources in-person and online. To connect with resources exclusively for ASU Online students, visit the 360 Life Services portal through My ASU → Resources → Student Success → and Support → 360 Life Services.
360 Life Services is a comprehensive support program that offers 24/7 counseling and crisis intervention via telephone or in-person as well as access to chat with topic specialists in legal, personal finance, childcare, education and more, when it's convenient for you. This confidential resource is provided to support your education, career, and personal needs.
REPORTING SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
If you or someone you know would like to report an incident of sexual or domestic violence to law enforcement, you should connect with the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. RAINN has information about what to expect when reporting through the United States criminal justice system. If the incident occurred on ASU campus, you may report to the ASU Police.
If the incident did not occur on ASU’s campus, the ASU police are not able to respond to the incident. However, the ASU Victim Advocate is a confidential resource that can support you in connecting with local reporting and support options in Arizona and beyond.
MEDICAL CARE AND FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMS
If you would like to seek medical support in the United States following a sexual assault, you have the option of having a free forensic medical exam to collect evidence and treat any immediate health concerns. You do not have to file a police report in order to have a forensic medical exam. Every state has different laws on how long they need to keep evidence from a forensic medical exam and how long you have to report the assault after it occurs. For more information on a Forensic Medical Exam, visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
If you need assistance locating the Rape Crisis Center closest to you that provides forensic medical exams in the United States, visit RAINN’s searchable database or call RAINN 24/7 at 1-800-656-HOPE (4763) 24/7 or visit the online chat.
While healthcare providers in most states do not provide forensic medical exams, they can assist you in treating your healthcare needs following experiences of sexual or domestic violence.
INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT IN ONLINE COURSES
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity in the United States operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. ASU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the employment, education programs or activities it operates.
ASU Online students are held to the Student Code of Conduct and are held accountable for actions that violate this policy no matter where they physically reside.
If you experience sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or retaliation within an online classroom , you can report it at The ASU Report It website and can seek additional support services through the aforementioned resources.
ASU SEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Provides sexual violence prevention and education to students, professionals, and community members through community level cooperative interventions.
AZ LAW TO PROTECT VICTIMS IN NEED OF BREAKING A LEASE
To learn more about the applicable law, visit https://www.azleg.gov/ars/33/01318.htm
ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH
Helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Provides resources to empower others with knowledge and encouragement with support and self-help information on many topics including sexual violence.
ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
One Love Foundation: One Love educates young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. We empower the next generation to love better and put a stop to relationship abuse.
RAINN RAPE ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK
Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.