What to Do if You Are a Victim of Sexual Assault
Get to a Safe Place
Talk to Someone You Trust
UNO's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center offers confidential, no-cost support and advocacy to people of all genders. Staff can help identify resources and options.
Preserve Physical Evidence
Physical evidence may be necessary to prosecute the offender and be helpful in obtaining a protection order.
After an assault, if at all possible, do not:
- Wash your hands
- Use the toilet
- Change clothing
- Brush your teeth
Get Medical Attention
Local hospitals can provide medical services and evidence collection. Medical services are also provided on campus by Health Services.
Report the Incident
Students are encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault to UNO Public Safety or to the Omaha Police. This is NOT a requirement and students have additional reporting options that can be reviewed a the UNO Counseling Center.
Confidential counseling s available through the UNO Counseling Center.
Off-campus resources are also available. The Women's Center for Advancement provides a comprehensive list of local emergency services.