If you are a victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking—whether the offense occurred on or off campus—there are multiple resources available to you. The following explains what you should do and includes a list of these resources.
REMEMBER, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are criminal acts and you are NOT responsible for another’s act that violates your freedom. Being a victim of Sexual Misconduct is NEVER a violation of the Honor Code. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are violations of the law and BYU’s Sexual Harassment Policy.
If you are the victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, know that BYU is here to help and is able to take certain protective measures to ensure your safety on campus during and after a university investigation.
Wondering what a Title IX investigation looks like?
Click here for frequently asked questions or here for a easy-to-understand process flowchart.
What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
1. Assess your physical safety. Reach out to those in your support system so they can help you get to a safe place. If you are not safe, call 9-1-1 immediately.
2. Remember that what happened to you was not your fault.
3. Seek medical attention. Even with no physical injuries, it is important to determine the risks of STDs and pregnancy. If you would like to get medically checked out and/or possibly undergo the forensic evidence collection process, visit the nearest emergency room. You can also visit BYU's Student Health Center during regular business hours. Please note this exam is covered by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). What happened was not your fault, and the financial cost of this exam should not be placed on you.
4. Know what your reporting options are. Here are some places you can make a report:
- BYU Title IX Office (1085 WSC, 801-422-8692, email@example.com)
- University Police (2120 JKB, 801-422-2222)
- BYU's Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate (1500 WSC, 801-422-9071)
- Provo Police Department (801-852-6210)
- Orem Police Department (801-229-7070)
5. If you'd like to talk to someone right away, you can call any of the following for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day.
- BYU Counseling and Psychological Services (801-422-2222)
- The Refuge Crisis Line (801-356-2511)
- Rape Recovery Center Crisis Line (801-467-7273)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673)
Additional Helpful Links and Information
- Campus and Community Resources
- BYU Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate
- BYU Counseling and Psychological Services
- Victims Rights
- The Criminal Justice Process
- Provo Police Victim Services
- Utah County Sheriff's Office Victim Services
- Orem Victim Advocates
- Utah County Victim Services
- Unified Salt Lake Police Department Victim Services
BYU VICTIM INFORMATION HANDOUT
The BYU Victim Information Handout provides comprehensive information about Title IX and investigation policies and procedures and a list of campus and community resources that may be of assistance to students who are victims of sexual misconduct.