What Should I Do If I am Sexually Assaulted?
Get Help Immediately.
Whether the assault happened on or off campus (Cobb, Cherokee or Paulding Counties) Call 911 which will activate the SANE Program. By doing this you do not have to press charges.
Preserve the Evidence.
You may not remember all aspects of the assault, but there may still be evidence. Do not shower, wash, brush your teeth, douche or change your clothes, as valuable evidence could be destroyed if you do. If you think you were given a date rape drug, try not to urinate before providing any urine samples. If possible, collect any containers from which you drank
Seek Medical Attention Immediately.
Even with no physical injuries, it is important to determine the risks of STD's and pregnancy. Thru 911 and the YWCA, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24 hours a day to provide medical forensic examinations for sexual assault victims. These registered nurses are trained in advanced assessment and forensic techniques that enhance the quality of the investigation while providing compassionate care. A YWCA sexual assault advocate meets the victim at the hospital along with the SANE nurse. If you suspect you may have been drugged, tell the SANE nurse and ask that a urine sample be collected. The sample will need to be analyzed later on by a forensic lab.
Consider Filing Charges and/or Making a Complaint.
If the assailant is a Kennesaw State student, in addition to filing charges with the campus police, you are entitled to file a complaint with the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) Office for disciplinary action against the assailant. This can be done in conjunction with criminal prosecution or instead of it. SCAI is located in the KSU Student Center, Suite 253. Phone: 770-499-3403 and email: email@example.com
Seek Support / Counseling.
Recognize that healing from sexual assault takes time. Give yourself the time you need. Know that it's never too late to call. Even if the attack happened years ago.
No one ever deserves to be a victim of sexual assault.