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I Have or May Have Experienced a Gender Based Offense

1. Get to a safe location as soon as you are able.

2. Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured, or believe you may have been exposed to an STI/STD or potential pregnancy

3. Contact any of the following for assistance:

  • Title IX Coordinator at 937-775-3207. Regular Business Hours, M-F
  • Wright State University Police at 937-775-2111, 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Office of Student Support Services at 937-775-2727, 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Student Health Services (Dayton Campus) at 937-775-2552,  Regular Business Hours, M-F*
  • Student Health Services (Lake Campus) at 419-586-0398
  • Counseling and Wellness (Dayton Campus) at 937-775-3407, Regular Business Hours, M-F*
  • Counseling Services (Lake Campus) at 419-584-1000
  • Raider Cares at 855-224-2887, 24 hours/7 days a week*
  • Crisis Internvention Services (Lake Campus) at 800-567-4673, 24 Hours/7 days a week
  • Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct at 937-775-4240, Regular Business Hours, M-F
  • Greene County Victim/Witness at  937-562-5807, Regular Business Hours, M-F
  • Mercer County Victim/Witness at 419-586-8677
  • Family Violence Prevention Center at 937-426-2334, 24 Hours/7 days a week

4. It is important to preserve physical evidence  that may include tissue and fluid samples, evidence of violence, sheets, towels, clothing etc. You may choose to avoid washing, bathing, urinating, etc. until after being examined at the hospital, if possible. Because evidence of sexual assault can deteriorate quickly, you may choose to seek a medical exam as soon as possible. Evidence collection should be completed within 120 hours of an assault, but fluids, hair samples, and DNA can be collected for a long time thereafter. Even if you have washed, evidence can often still be obtained. After 120 hours, it may still be helpful to have medical attention, event if you are not trying to obtain evidence of an assault. Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are trained in the collection of evidence and can assist in the collection of forensic evidence, and can check for injuries and exposures to sexually transmitted diseases.Medical facilities with SANE staff include these facilities.  If you are still wearing clothes worn during the assault, wear them to the hospital and bring a change of clothes with you. If you have already changed clothes, bring the clothes worn during the assault with you in a clean paper bag or wrapped in a clean sheet. Leave any towels and/or sheets at the scene, the police will collect those. Typically, the police will be called to the hospital to take custody of the rape kit, but it is up to you whether you wish to speak with them or file a criminal complaint.

You may want to review these suggestions regarding the importance of preserving evidence. If you would like to speak to someone about this process or you would like support in any of these areas, please contact the Officer of Student Support Services at (937) 775-2727.

5. Choose how to proceed. You have options, and are encouraged to contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion to discuss your options: 1) Do nothing until you are ready; 2) Pursue resolution by Wright State University; 3) Initiate criminal proceedings; and/or 4) Initiate civil process against the perpetrator. You may pursue whatever combination is best for you. 

  • If you would like to file a complaint, please contact the Office of Equity & Inclusion at (937) 775-3207 located in Millett Hall 436. You may also contact the Wright State Police Department at (937) 775-2111.
  • If you aren't sure that what you have experienced is gender-based misconduct, see the definitions webpage or contact the Office of Equity & Inclusion at (937) 775-3207 located in Millett Hall 436. If you need help coping with the aftermath of a gender-based offense or in determining if you would like to file a complaint, there are sources of support available to you.

If you are concerned that you were illegally using drugs or alcohol at the time of the sexual misconduct, please note that the University will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student for the students' prohibited use of alcohol or drugs if a good faith report of an act of sexual misconduct is made. This is often referred to as amnesty.


I Have Been Accused of a Gender Based Offense

If you believe or have been notified that you have or will be accused of a gender-based offense, it is important that you preserve evidence.  The Gender Based Harassment and Violence Policy defines offenses and provides a description of what constitutes consent.  This information will help you to understand the type of evidence you may want to preserve and witnesses who be able to help you in making your case.  It must be recognized that the accused in a University disciplinary investigation has certain rights as outlined within the Code of Student Conduct. A presumption of responsibility of a violation is not made as the result of any allegation(s). In the event that a student is accused of an act(s) of sexual misconduct and a report is submitted, this student will be encouraged to seek advice from either Community Standards and Student Conduct or Student Support Services. If you believe that you may be accused of criminal activity, you might want to consider consulting with a lawyer.  You may have an advisor to support you in the resolution process.  A lawyer may serve as a advisor but may not participate in the hearing.

If a complaint is filed for action through University policy, you will be notified by the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct and/or The Office of Equity and Inclusion.   The process will be explained to you and you will be informed of your rights and what will be required of you in the process.  You must understand that retaliation is prohibited and you may be asked to have no contact personally, through another party, or via any kind of electronic medium with the complainant.

Going through the process of resolving a gender-based conduct complaint, can be very stressful.  You are encouraged to seek support.  The University Counseling and Wellness service is available to any student.  You may be able to receive these services free of charge. You may also contact Student Support Services or Student Legal Services for support.

If you are concerned that you were illegally using drugs or alcohol at the time of the sexual misconduct, please note that the University will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student for the students' prohibited use of alcohol or drugs if a good faith report of an act of sexual misconduct is made. This is often referred to as amnesty.


I Want to Talk to Someone About What Happened to Me

It is very important to talk to others about  gender-based offenses when you are able to do so.  The support of others facilitates recovery.  Your friends and family may be available to you.  University Counseling and Wellness Services are available to all students.  In determining who to share information with regarding a gender-based violation, remember that the individual may be a witness during a resolution process.  You may want keep a record regarding to whom you spoke and what was discussed.  Remember that most University employees may be required to report gender based offenses to their superiors and/or the Title IX Coordinator.  Counselors at University Counseling and Wellness Services at are confidential.  They are not required to report gender-based misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. You may also want to seek help from a resource outside the University. These services are located in the Resources page.

If you are concerned that you were illegally using drugs or alcohol at the time of the sexual misconduct, please note that the University will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student for the students' prohibited use of alcohol or drugs if a good faith report of an act of sexual misconduct is made. This is often referred to as amnesty.


I Want to Help a Friend

Friends are very important to those who have experienced sexual misconduct. This information may help you in understanding what your friend may be experiencing and how you can show your support.

If you are concerned that you were illegally using drugs or alcohol at the time of the sexual misconduct, please note that the University will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student for the students' prohibited use of alcohol or drugs if a good faith report of an act of sexual misconduct is made. This is often referred to as amnesty.


I Want to Help Prevent Gender Based Offenses at Wright State University

The efforts of all members of our community are important in stopping gender-based misconduct. There are many ways that you can provide support such as volunteering on campus, promoting consent and/or bystander intervention education through your student organization, and confronting victim blaming behaviors. If you would like to be notified of future campus events surrounding gender-based violence or are interested in scheduling a training, please email to oei-title9@wright.edu