If you or a friend has been sexually assaulted, there is help available.
On Campus Resources
- Student Health Services | 208-885-6693
- Counseling & Testing Center | 208-885-6716
- Violence Prevention Programs | 208-885-2965
- Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) | 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 | 208-882-2677
To report sexual assault or domestic violence, contact the Moscow police Department.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline | 800-656-HOPE
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What to do First
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 as possible.
Get to Safety
Get to a safe place, and ask a friend to stay with you.
Call for Help
Call the 24-hour campus helpline at 208-883-4357 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.
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 get checked out. This includes testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as receiving preventative treatments and medications to prevent STIs and pregnancy, and protect against HIV transmission. A specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will, with your permission, provide help and collect evidence.