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What To Do If You Experience Sexual Violence
Get to a safe place.
Call 911 or ORU Department of Public Safety and Security (DPS&S) at 918-495-7750 if
in immediate danger, if you are injured, or the community is in possible danger.
Consider securing immediate professional support on or off campus to assist you in
Seek a medical evaluation for personal wellness/testing and possible evidence collection,
even if you are uncertain you want to press charges or pursue legal action. For your
safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined
as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours, is important in the case of sexual assault.
The hospital will arrange for a specific medical examination at no charge.
Take steps to preserve evidence, which may be necessary to the proof of criminal sexual
violence or in obtaining a protection order. It is very important to preserve evidence.
You may not know right now whether you will contact the police. But in case you later
decide to, the evidence available immediately after the assault is crucial. To preserve
evidence, follow these recommendations:
Prior to seeking medical attention, do not shower, bathe, wash your hands, brush your
teeth, use the toilet or clean up in any way.
Bring another set of clothes to the hospital since clothes will be collected as part
of the evidence. If you have changed clothes, bring your soiled clothing with you
for evidence collection. Additionally, you are encouraged to gather bedding, linens
or any other pertinent articles that may be used for evidence. Secure them in a clean
paper bag or clean sheet.
Even after the immediate crisis has passed, contact confidential on-campus and/or
off-campus resources—for emotional support, information, and/or advocacy. Consider
seeking support from the ORU Counseling Center or the Domestic Violence Intervention
Services (DVIS)/Call Rape at 918-743-5763. DVIS/Call Rape offers sexual assault survivors
Report the conduct to the Title IX Coordinator at www.oru.edu/file-a-complaint or 918-495-7709. The Title IX Coordinator can arrange for interim measures and accommodations,
including no-contact directives. ORU will also assist in any needed advocacy for community
members who wish to obtain protective or restraining orders with local authorities.
Alternatively, you can contact the Tulsa Police Department or Tulsa County District
Court to obtain protective or restraining orders.
Victims are not required to report an incident to law enforcement authorities, but
campus authorities will assist victims who wish to do so.
24-Hour Emergency – Local law enforcement: 911
24-Hour Emergency – ORU Department of Public Safety and Security: 918-495-7750
RAINN (Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network) 1(800)-656-HOPE, 24-hour hotline;
free and confidential
Health Care Options
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) available at area hospitals:
Hillcrest Medical Center, 1120 South Utica Ave, Tulsa, (918) 579-1000
Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa provides sexual assault care services and assistance
to victims of rape and sexual assault 24 hours per day. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
(SANEs) perform a special exam and collect evidence in a “rape kit.” There is no charge
for the SANE exam.
You can have a SANE exam within 120 hours after the rape or sexual assault. The purpose
of the SANE exam is to collect forensic evidence, receive preventative health care,
and see if you have any physical injuries that need tending. The exam will take place
at the sexual assault exam site, in a confidential room with trained staff and volunteers.
During the exam, the SANE will collect evidence such as your clothing, DNA swabs,
etc. Prior to the exam, preserve all evidence and do not shower, bathe, change clothes,
douche, brush teeth, drink or eat, or throw away any clothing until police or medical
personnel say it is okay. If you have done any of the above, it is still possible
to do an exam, but it is not as effective. So if possible, please try to avoid any
of these actions.
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