Women's Center : St. Cloud State University
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2000 National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.
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  • Get to a safe place.
  • Do not shower, bathe, douche, wash your hands, brush your teeth, or use the toilet.
    • Don’t change or destroy clothing.
    • As hard as it may be not to clean up, you may destroy important evidence if you do.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Contact someone who can provide support
    • Call a friend or supportive family member.
    • If you live on campus, contact your Community Advisor or Hall Director.
  • Call an advocate.
    • Call the SCSU Women’s Center and ask for a
      Sexual Assault advocate
      (8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.)
    • Call the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center
      (24 hours a day)
    • An advocate can discuss all your options, provide information on your rights, support you through a reporting process, help you file a protective order, accompany you to court, assist in a student conduct code complaint and provide emotional support and counseling. Their training is focused specifically on assisting survivors of sexual violence.

Remember, regardless of what the victim did or didn’t do, sexual assault is never the victim’s fault!

Sexual assault is not about sex. It is a way for the attacker to feel powerful and in control.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity or race. Research shows that 80–90% of victims knew their attacker.

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