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 Intervention 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.