What to Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted:
- Go to a safe place.
- If you or anyone remains in physical danger
- Preserve all physical evidence of the assault. Do not shower, bathe, douche, eat, drink, wash your
hands, or brush your teeth until after you have had a medical examination. Save all of the clothing you
were wearing at the time of the assault. Place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag. Do not use
plastic bags. Do not clean or disturb anything in the area where the assault occurred..
- Get medical care as soon as possible. Go to a hospital emergency department or a specialized
forensic clinic that provides treatment for sexual assault victims. Collection of evidence is best
done within 120 hours of an assault. Testing can be done by a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)
through St. Vincent Hospital Pager: 704-2373). Even if you think that you do not have any physical injuries,
you should still have a medical exam and discuss with a health care provider the risk of exposure to
sexually transmitted infections and the possibility of pregnancy resulting from the sexual assault.
For concerns about sexually transmitted disease (STD) or pregnancy, contact your health care provider
or the UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health Center 465-2380. If you suspect that you may have been given
a rape drug, ask the hospital or clinic where you receive medical care to take a urine sample. Drugs,
such as Rohypnol and GHB, are more likely to be detected in urine than in blood.
- Contact a friend, family member or someone else you trust who can be with you and give you support.
- Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description
of the assailant.
Get information whenever you have questions or concerns. After a sexual assault, you have a lot of
choices and decisions to make - e.g., about getting medical care, making a police report, and telling other
people. You may have concerns about the impact of the assault and the reactions of friends and family
members. Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist rape victims. Counseling can help you learn how
to cope with the emotional and physical impacts of the assault. You can get information by contacting
UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380 or the Sexual
Assault Center 920-436-8899.
Who to Contact:
Brown County Public Safety Communication Center
Counseling and Health Center
Sexual Assault Coordinator
Dean of Students Office/Title IX
Public Safety (24 hrs)
Assistant Director for Affirmative Action
Sexual Assault Center (24hrs)
Family Violence Center (24hrs)
Crisis Center (24hrs)
St. Vincent SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)