A Sexual assault victim/survivor has the option to have a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) (with or without filing a police report). This is referred to as a Non Investigative Report (NIR). On Campus Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) does not conduct SAFE exams, but can assist you in a referral. SHCS provides FREE STI testing and Emergency Contraceptive Pills for survivors of sexual assault.
SHCS provides the following services:
Not every doctor or nurse is specially trained to collect forensic evidence or to respond to incidents of violence. However, many individuals may feel the most comfortable seeking assistance from a doctor they know. Call them to learn more about the services they provide.
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) interviews the victim, collects any physical evidence of the sexual assault, and stores evidence in a secure location using a case number without victim’s name or contact information. Physical evidence will be held for a period of 18 months and then is destroyed. The NIR will not trigger an investigation; therefore, no action will be taken against the alleged party as the result of this report. If the victim changes his/her mind and wants to make an investigative report to law enforcement, the victim will sign a release allowing the SANE to release evidence to the police.
To preserve evidence of the assult:
If you already cleaned up from the assault, you can still request a non-investigated report.
It is your right to have a friend, family member, or sexual assault advocate present with you during the rape exam. Not every doctor or nurse is specially trained to collect forensic evidence or to respond to incidents of violence. However, many individuals may feel the most comfortable seeking assistance from a doctor they know. Call them to learn more about the services they provide.
Request a referal through on-campus SHCS:
24 Hour Hotline: (888) 385-4657 to determine the appropriate medical facility for the exam