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Survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking may feel overwhelmed, confused, fearful, and/or anxious about what to do next. At OUSAP, we supply survivors with the resources that they need to make their decisions and support survivors in making the best choice for themselves. OUSAP does not tell survivors what to do. Survivors may have medical concerns, legal/judicial questions, and/or questions about follow-up care and counseling. We can provide information about campus, local, and national resources.


Every survivor has the right to…

…be respected.
…be supported.
…report to law enforcement, judiciaries, and/or Institutional Equity.
…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.



Medical Resources

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



Legal and Judicial 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 Institutional Equity 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.

"This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women."