What To Do If You Are Sexually Assaulted

A 24-hour, year round, confidential hotline has been made available for students to access a sexual assault advocate.

Call an advocate anytime at 972-641-7273.

The advocates provide information and support to victims as they make decisions about

  • medical
  • legal
  • housing
  • personal needs

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Resources

Campus Resources for Sexual Assault

UT Dallas Campus Police — Emergency 911
UT Dallas Campus Police — Non-Emergency 972-883-2222
Dean of Students
Student Services Building (SSB) 4.400
972-883-6391
Counseling Center
Student Services Building (SSB) 4.600
972-883-2575
Women’s Center
Student Services Building (SSB) 4.300
972-883-6555

Campus Resources for Sexual Assault and Prevention

Campus Sexual Assault Liaison
972-883-2575
The campus liaison is provided through the UTD Student Counseling Center, and can provide a safe, non-judgmental place to be heard; give information about resources available both on and off campus that the victim might use to address personal, medical, safety, and psychological concerns; provide guidance on procedures to be followed, and offer to serve as a liaison with appropriate contact people on campus.
Safe-Walk Campus Escorts
972-883-2332
A walking escort service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To request an escort, call . Give your name and the nearest exit door to your location. A Police Officer, Police Guard, or Explorer will meet you at that building door and walk with you to any area on campus.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Classes 972-883-2332
UTD Police participate as a sponsor in the RAD program, offering self defense training to female students, faculty, and staff. For more information and to register for training, please visit our R.A.D. program webpage.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 972-883-2420
This program is open to anyone who is part of UTD, as Faculty, Student, or Staff. We welcome you all, even if it is simply to ask questions and find out more about us. You may download the brochure here. This program is offered in cooperation by the UTD Police and the UTD Safety Office staff. For more information and to register for training visit out CERT program page.
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert Text Messaging  
Receive emergency text messages for events that activate a campus alert.  

Community Resources

Rape Crisis Centers

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (24 hour hotline)
972-641-7273
Services include: Crisis hotline; accompaniment to hospital and court hearings; assist with Crime Victims' Compensation application; referrals to community resources; free counseling for victims of sexual assault and their families.
The Turning Point (24 hour hotline) 1-800-886-RAPE
Services Include: Crisis hotline; accompaniment to hospital, police, and court appearances, crisis intervention, free counseling and support groups, referrals to other services in the community, and assistance with Crime Victim Compensation application.
Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis Center (VIP/RCC) (24 hour hotline) 214-590-0430
Services Include: Provides crisis intervention, phone counseling, and professional in-center counseling for victims of sexual assault and their family and friends.
Victims' Outreach (24 hour hotline) 214-358-5173
Services Include: Provides Sexual Assault Advocates through hotline, as well as advocacy and services for victims of any violent crime in the state of Texas.

Hospitals

Children's Hospital Dallas 214-456-7000
Services Include: Provides medical forensic exam for victims of sexual assault under age 18.
Texas Health Presbyterian - Dallas SAFE Suite 214-345-6789
Services Include: Provides medical forensic exam by specially trained nurses,for sexual assault victims over age 17. Exams are done in a private area of the hospital. Also provides other medical care as needed by sexual assault victim.
Texas Health Presbyterian - Plano SERENITY Suite 972-981-8000
Parkland Hospital Dallas 214-920-5060
Services Include: Provides medical forensic exam by specially trained nurses, for sexual assault victims of all ages. Also provides other medical care as needed.
Methodist Richardson 972-498-4000
Medical Center of Plano 972-596-6800
Baylor Plano 469-814-2000

Shelters

Hope's Door (24 hour hotline) 972-422-SAFE
Services Include: Emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, battering intervention and prevention program, hotline services, victims advocate program, and educational programs.
Genesis Women's Shelter (24 hour hotline) 214-946-HELP
Services Include: Individual and group counseling for women victims, child therapy for children of victims, parent training classes, crisis intervention, community education, school intervention, referral and resources, shelter, and transitional housing.

International Resources

In the event you are a victim of rape and/or assault while studying abroad, please contact the Philadelphia SOS 24-Hour Alarm Center:

1-215-942-8226 (call collect where available)
Within U.S.A. call: 1-800-523-6586
From Canada: 1-800-441-4767