What should I do if I am sexually assaulted? 

  • Go to a safe location.

  • Seek medical care as soon as possible. Free forensic medical examinations are available up to 120 hours after the assault.

  • If you suspect that you have been drugged, immediately inform medical personnel.

  • Decide if you want to report the crime to the police.

  • Try to preserve physical evidence. Do not shower, bathe, eat, drink or brush your teeth. Do not wash the clothing you were wearing when you were assaulted. Place the items in a paper bag. 

  • Contact UNF’s 24-Hour Crisis Helpline at (904) 620-1010.

  • Speak with a victim advocate. They can provide emotional support, assistance and inform you of your rights and options — whether or not you decide to report the rape. 

  • Contact someone you trust for additional support. 

  • Seek assistance from a counselor.

  • Join a support group to share your feelings and begin rebuilding your life.
  • Take care of yourself.
Victim Assistance


24-Hour Crisis Helpline

(904) 620-1010


In Person:

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday

Building 2, Room 2100