If You have been sexually assaulted                              

Get to a safe place immediately.

Contact someone who can help you right now, such as a friend, family member, or an advocate.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Even if you do not want to report to the police, or if it has been a while since the assault, you may still benefit from medical attention.  Phoenixville Hospital has a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program which utilizes specially trained nurses to collect evidence and administer care. In addition to collecting evidence, health concerns such as sexually transmitted disease (STD), pregnancy, and treatment of injuries will be addressed. It is important to have the evidence collected because, although you may not want to pursue criminal action immediately, you may change your mind in the future.

If you want evidence be collected at the hospital, do not shower, bathe, douche, wash your hands, brush your teeth, or comb your hair.  Even though you may desperately want to clean yourself, you may destroy important evidence if you do so.  If you have done any of the things mentioned, it is ok, it may still be possible to find evidence.  You are encouraged to bring a change of clothing if you choose to have medical personnel collect evidence.

The Wellness Center also provides pregnancy testing, STD prevention, emergency contraception and evaluation services.

Report the incident. 

Ursinus College encourages survivors to report all cases of sexual assault.  Reporting an incident to the College is different from prosecuting. You are not obligated after reporting an incident to cooperate in a criminal investigation. 

To report an assault, contact any one of the following members of the Ursinus Crisis Response Team by calling 610-409-3344. A trained team member will meet with you to provide support and immediate interventions, which may include:

  • Referrals to appropriate law enforcement agencies
  • Referrals for medical treatment and/or counseling at the Wellness Center, and/or the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County.
  • Alternative accommodations for College housing, employment arrangements or academics. 
Deb Nolan

Debbie Nolan
 Vice President of Student Affairs
Dean of Students

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

Todd McKinney

Todd McKinney
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Leadership Development
& Student Activities

Leadership Development & Student Activities
Wismer Lower

610-409-3254

Kim taylor

Kim Taylor
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Campus Safety
Title IX Coordinator

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

missy bryant

Missy Bryant
Assistant Dean of Students
Director, Center for Academic Support
Director of First Year Programs

Center for Academic Support
Myrin Library – Lower Level

610-409-4571

Melissa Sanders Giess

Melissa Sanders Giess
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

Lindsay Adams
Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Community Standards

Campus Safety Office
Wismer Hall

610-409-3333

Reese

Reese McKnight
Assistant Director of Residence Life
First Year Centers

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

Jared Rodrigues

Jared Rodrigues
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Main Street Houses

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

Colleen

Colleen Valerio
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Reimert, Richter/North, New

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

610-409-3590

Amber Moyer

Amber Moyer
Residence Life Senior Associate

Student Affairs Suite
Wismer Hall
(Above Bookstore)

 

Get emotional support

Tell someone you trust. There are resources available both on and off campus to provide you with guidance and support after a sexual assault.   In addition to members of the Crisis Response Team, the following resources are available to all Ursinus College students:

  • Wellness Center: 610-409-3100 – Campus counselors are available to provide confidential support during business hours.
  • Montgomery County Victim Services Center 24 hour hotline: 610-277-5200 – In addition to the 24 hour crisis hotline, Victim Services offers free legal advocacy, individual and group therapy, and other resources for victims of crime.

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