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Resources: General Information

Survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking may feel overwhelmed, confused, fearful, and/or anxious about what to do next. At SAP, we supply survivors with the resources that they need to make their decisions and support survivors in making the best choice for themselves.


Every survivor deserves to…

…be respected.
…be supported.
…report to law enforcement and/or the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
…be safe at work, home, or school.
…receive medical attention.
…receive counseling and other support services.
…be informed of all options and the outcome of any formal proceedings.


This guide is designed to assist those who have experienced a sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or those who have a friend /relative in need of resources. The goal of this guide is to highlight some of the resources and options that are available to Ohio University students. Everyone processes trauma at his/her/their own pace. Our hope is that this resource guide may aid in the recovery process. Remember that ONLY the person who committed assault is responsible for the assault. The survivor is NEVER to blame.


Types of Resources


Medical Resources

Taking care of your medical concerns is important for your health and safety. The sooner you receive medical treatment, the more options you have available to you. Medical treatment could come in the form of a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit, testing and/or treatment for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, or treating any other injuries. Follow-up medical care is equally important.



Legal and Institutional Reporting Resources

Survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking have the option to pursue either criminal prosecution or civil justice. A survivor who is an Ohio University student can also pursue an investigation through Ohio University’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and Community Standards and Student Responsibility.



Counseling Resources

You are not alone and you do not have to cope with your feelings in private. Survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking have the option to seek the help of a trained professional to cope with their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.



Class/Housing Accommodation Resources

If you are uncomfortable with your class schedule or living arrangement due to living near or having class with someone who has assaulted, harassed, or harmed you, the following resources can assist you with class and housing accommodations.