"Washington University is an intellectual community committed to teaching and learning. Our mission is furthered by respectful and caring relationships. Abuse, violence and exploitation have no place here. As a community, we can and will respond to and provide support for those who are victims of violence whether it be psychological or physical. We are all responsible for sustaining a respectful, caring and safe environment and for ensuring the health and well-being of each member of this community. We invite you to get involved in this effort.”
-Dean James E. McLeod (1944-2011)
Experiencing sexual or relationship violence is traumatic and can have long term effects. It is important to know that you are not alone in your experience. Whether you have experienced violence in the past, recently or are in a currently violent situation, we are here to support you in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. There are numerous options, including an anonymous phone call or online report; an individual meeting to discuss your experience; or help accessing other services, such as medical, legal, help with a change of living space, etc. We are here for you.
The information provided here is designed to help you better understand sexual and relationship violence. It includes resources that can assist you in recognizing abuse, knowing your rights, and attaining medical, counseling, and legal assistance if you need or choose to access these services. Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to creating a safe learning community that is free from violence. The University views sexual violence as a community health issue and proactively addresses the issue with this philosophy, engaging all members of the Washington University and greater community to participate in the effort to stop violence.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Kim Webb, Assistant Director for Sexual Assault and Community Health Services, directly at 314-935-8761 or via email.
To access services afterhours, in a crisis situation, please call Washington University Police Department at 314-935-5555, and ask to speak to the Assistant Director for Sexual Assault Services, or call the Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Helpline (SARAH), available during the academic year at 314-935-8080.