What To Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted

Call the Office of Health and Counseling Services at 814-269-7119 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or Campus Police at 814-269-7005 (24 hours a day/7 days a week). and state that you have been sexually assaulted. You will be connected with the sexual assault specialist who will provide crisis support (via telephone or in-person) and assistance in obtaining medical care, legal assistance, and University support. 

Sexual Assault Services

Survivors should be assessed and treated for any physical injuries and/or internal trauma; as well as tested for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. 

Seek crisis support as soon as possible.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible. All survivors of sexual assault are encouraged to seek medical attention for their own physical health, as well as to preserve evidence.

To preserve evidence, do not shower, douche, or change clothes or bedding before seeking medical attention. If oral contact occurred during the assault, do not brush your teeth, smoke or eat. Even if you do not want to pursue legal action, preserving evidence keeps your options open in case you later change your mind.

Seek legal assistance by reporting the crime to University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown police (at 814-269-7005 or 7005 from a campus phone). You have the right to proceed with pressing charges even if you have filed a report. For additional information, please review How the Campus Police Help Sexual Assault Survivors University.

If the assailant is a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student, you may file a report with the Office of Student Conduct (814-269-7062, 142 Student Union Building). Any member of the University community may initiate a proceeding against a student by filing a complaint through the Office of Student Conduct.

Consider seeking specialized counseling for coping with the trauma associated with sexual assault. 

On campus, contact the Office of Health and Counseling Services at 814-269-7119 to initiate counseling with the sexual assault services specialist. The sexual assault services specialist can also assist with referrals to specialized counseling services off-campus.

Off-campus, referrals for specialized counseling services for survivors of sexual assault are available through Victim Services Inc., 814-288-4961 or 800-755-1983, or the Women’s Help Center, 814-536-5361 or 800-999-7406.