Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Statistics for College Student

*These statistics were reported by the National Victim Center/Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and the U.S. Senate Judiciary

What should you do after a sexual assault or rape?

Tell Someone
Call someone —a friend, a counselor, anyone you feel comfortable talking to.

Seek Medical Attention
You could be injured, become pregnant or have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Medical attention is available at Genesis House’s Sexual Assault Response Center or Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Preserve Physical Evidence
Don’t bathe, shower or clean yourself. If possible, don’t brush your teeth, smoke, urinate, drink or change your clothes. If you have changed clothes, put the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault in a paper bag.

Obtain Counseling
TTU Counseling Center staff members can be reached evenings and weekends through TTU Police. Genesis House provides counseling 24 hours a day. All counseling is strictly confidential.

Reporting: the Decision is Yours:
It is your decision to report a sexual assault to law enforcement. Reporting a rape or sexual assault to University Police or university officials does not initiate criminal charges. Such action creates a record should you decide to sign a criminal complaint. TTU Police and Residential Life must inform the university administration that an alleged sexual assault has occurred. An investigation and university judicial proceedings may occur independent of your involvement. Once a criminal complaint is filed, a prosecutor may decide to prosecute independent of your decision to bring charges. Genesis House Sexual Assault Response Center is not required to report sexual assault to law enforcement unless you choose to do so. If you seek medical attention at Cookeville Regional Medical Center or TTU Health Services, a report will be made to law enforcement.


Safe Dating Advice

Did you know that dating could be dangerous? About 57% of all sexual assaults occur on a date. Please follow these suggestions to reduce your risk of being assaulted.