1. K-State home
  2. »Office of Institutional Equity
  3. »Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention
  4. »Complainants
  5. »What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Scott Jones
Title IX Coordinator
Director of the Office of Institutional Equity
103 Edwards Hall
785-532-6220
equity@k-state.edu

The Title IX Coordinator handles inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence policies and complaints.

For urgent 24-hour
assistance, call: 

Office of Student Life
785-532-6432

Counseling Services
785-532-6927

CARE
785-532-6444

K-State Police Department
785-532-6412

What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

People who have been sexually assaulted react in many different ways — there is no right or wrong reaction. Listed here are some important things to consider. Even if your assault happened days, weeks, or months ago, it is not too late — or less important — for you to seek help and start your healing process.

  1. Get to a safe place as soon as you can. If the assailant poses an immediate danger to you or anyone else, alert the police as soon as possible.

  2. Once you are safe, contact someone you trust to be with you for support. This could be a friend, family member, a resident assistant or a trained and licensed coordinator from the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE).
    • If you want support from a confidential source, contact CARE at 785-532-6444.
    • You may also call CARE for assistance 24 hours a day at 785-532-6444 or the Office of Student Life 24 hours a day at 785-532-6432.  

  3. Try to preserve all physical evidence, even if you don’t know if you want to report the assault or press charges. 
    • Do not eat, drink, bathe, shower, wash your hands, use the toilet or brush your teeth.
    • Don't change your clothes if possible, but if you need to change, put all of the clothes you were wearing in a paper bag and bring them with you to your medical exam. 
    • Take a minute to write down everything you remember about the assault, including a description of the assailant. 

  4. You should seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (women may also be at risk for pregnancy). Specially trained medical professionals can perform a post-sexual assault exam at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan through a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. 

  5. Contact the police to report the assault. Please consider the additional information regarding what to expect when filing a report with law enforcement.

  6. Seek emotional support to help sort out your feelings about the assault. Confidential counseling services are available for students by appointment from Counseling  Services.

  7. Consider other available options for support and further action, including assistance from the University and the community

 

*Web content on this page was borrowed with permission from Purdue University.