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.
The information you share with theses indiviuals cannot be shared with others without your permission.
- Counseling Center (Licensed counselors): 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.
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
- Campus Ministry: Lay Pastoral Staff and Student Ministers
- Title IX Coordinator: 202-319-6104
These individuals are mandatory reporters and are required to report if you share details with them. For more information about privacy and confidentiality, visit the Grievance Procedures.
Students can receive free, confidential medical treatment and testing through the DC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
- A free Uber ride to Washington Hospital Center is available by calling the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-443-5732 or through uaskdc.org.
- You are encouraged not to bathe, change clothes, brush teeth or do anything that may interfere with the collection of evidence.
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)