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What to do if you've been assaulted


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  • Go to a safe place as soon as you can and ask a trusted person to stay with you, if possible.
  • Call the 24 hour sexual assault crisis hotline to reach a victim advocate who can provide support, explain options, and meet you at the hospital or police station.
  • Medical attention is vital, as you may have injuries of which you are unaware. They can test for sexually transmitted diseases or infections, pregnancy, and provide emergency contraception if desired.


The local area Emergency Rooms are:
Aurora Medical CenterMercy Medical Center
855 N Westhaven Dr 500 S Oakwood Rd


SANE Examination (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam)

  • Consider completing a SANE Exam in order to collect evidence
      • Completing a SANE Exam DOES NOT mean you have to report to the police!!
  • It is important to consider preserving evidence as proof of the assault, even if you are unsure about pressing charges. Evidence can be kept for up to 10 years if you decide to report in the future. Hospitals will provide a forensic evidence exam up to 96 hours after a sexual assault.
      • Do not shower
      • Do not douche
      • Try not to urinate
      • If oral contact took place, do not eat, drink, smoke, or brush your teeth
      • If you have changed clothes, place them in a paper bag (plastic bags destroy evidence)
      • If you have not changed, keep the original clothes on and bring an extra set to wear home from the hospital (the police or nurse examiner may need to keep your clothes for evidence)


You may report it to the University Police or Oshkosh Police Department who can also transport you to a hospital:
Oshkosh University PoliceOshkosh Police Department
(920) 424-1212
Emergencies: 911
Non-emergencies: (920) 236-5700




The information supplied by this website is not to be considered legal or medical advice. The website is strictly for informational purposes only.

by greenc08 — last modified Jun 07, 2016 03:29 PM

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Phone: (920) 424-3127
Office: Dempsey Hall 148C

Monday - Friday

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24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline

(920) 722-8150

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