Getting help after a sexual assault
It is critical that anyone who has been sexually assaulted seek medical attention immediately. All students, faculty and staff also are urged to report campus sexual assaults to SMU Police as soon as it is safe to do so.
To reach SMU Police:
In the case of assaults off campus, call 911 to reach police in that
jurisdiction or call 214-768-3333 to reach SMU Police, who can connect students
with police in the appropriate jurisdiction.
As part of the sexual assault exam, a sexual assault nurse examiner will gather forensic evidence that can aid in prosecution. Individuals who have been sexually assaulted are urged to preserve evidence before the exam. Do not bathe, shower, douche or use toothpaste or mouthwash; and do not wash clothing, bed sheets, pillows or other potential evidence.
For confidential counseling and assistance from counselors who specialize in sexual assault issues, call SMU's Coordinator of Psychological Services for Women and Gender Issues at 214-768-4795; an emergency contact number is provided at all hours.
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