Sexual Assault and Dating Violence
In the event of a sexual assault:
If you or a friend has been sexually assaulted, there is help available. As a victim of sexual assault, the process of getting help can seem overwhelming, but we have options in place to make this as safe and comfortable for you as possible.
Get to Safety: Get to a safe place, and ask a friend to stay with you.
Call Help: Call the 24-Hour helpline 208.883.HELP (4357) to speak with an advocate for confidential and anonymous support. This advocate can help walk you through the process of seeking medical help, preserving evidence and reporting the crime, based on what you a comfortable with.
Preserve Evidence: Try to preserve all evidence of the assault. Avoid drinking, bathing, showering, douching, brushing your teeth, or changing your clothes. Evidence can be collected at an emergency room and you can decide later whether or not you want to press criminal charges. Collecting physical evidence must occur within 96 hours (4 days).
Write Down Details: Try to write down, or have a friend write down, everything you can remember about the incident including a physical description of the perpetrator, their identity if you know it, and the use of threats or force.
Get Medical Attention: Your personal health is most important! Visit an emergency room or medical facility to be checked out. This includes testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as receiving preventative treatments (medications to prevent STIs and pregnancy and protect against HIV transmission may be offered). A nurse who is a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will help you and collect evidence.
Violence Prevention Program-208.885.2956
If you or someone you know has experienced a sexual assault or is in an abusive relationship, we are here to help. We are here to listen, support, and provide you with resources and options - you should not have to face an abusive situation alone! Click HERE for Campus Sexual Violence Policy
Student Health Clinic-208.885.6693
In the event of a sexual assault, if you need information on how to obtain emergency contraception or STD testing, call the Student Health Clinic on campus to set up an appointment.
Counseling & Testing Center-208.885.6716
To meet with a counselor on campus, please contact our Counseling & Testing Center to schedule an appointment.
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse-208.883.4357
If you need a confidential advocate to walk you through the process of getting you the help that you need regarding sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, contact ATVP.
Moscow Police Department-208.882.COPS(2677)
To report sexual assault or domestic violence, please contact the Moscow police Department.
National Sexual Assault Hotline-1.800.656.HOPE
Idaho Health Department
Center’s for Disease Control
The Naked Truth
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American College Health Association
National Center for Victims of Crime
Go Ask Alice
University of Arizona Health Education
Brown University Health Education
University of Georgia Student Health Center
University of Texas at Austin Counseling & Mental Health Center
Oregon State University Student Health