You can seek medical care at any time following an assault, but we strongly recommend that you do so as soon as possible.
Having a medical examination performed is critical in preserving potential evidence, documenting the assault and helping law enforcement and/or the university to respond effectively.
Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions consist of an affirmative, unambigious, conscious decision by each participant to engage in a mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.
Consent cannot be given when a person is incapacitated.
For more info, call STAR Central Office of the Pat Walker Health Center at 479-575-7252.
For more resources, please visit the Title IX website.
The chances that the University and law enforcement officials will be able to effectively address an incident are increased by prompt reporting.Personal care is important for anyone who has experienced sexual violence. It may be difficult to engage in daily activities, including attendance at class, eating, sleeping, general hygiene and other daily activities of living.There are resources available so you don’t have to find your path toward healing on your own.As soon as you are in a safe place, tell someone you can trust about what happened—a roommate, friend, resident adviser, minister or counselor—someone who can provide emotional support and objectively help you make a plan.STAR Central Office of the Pat Walker Health Center479-575-7252 M-F, 8 a.m. Hotlines (24 hours, 7 days a week): If it’s not possible to do all of the above, don’t be discouraged from having a forensic exam.Anyone can be a victim of domestic or dating violence.Both sexual assault and domestic violence are extreme forms of sexual harassment and are prohibited by Title IX.You also have the right to have a victim advocate available during any part of these processes to provide support and assistance with understanding your options.The following local providers offer specially trained victim advocates, as well as providers for forensic evidence collection (a.k.a.The University, however, recognizes that reporting sexual assault or domestic violence is a deeply personal choice that only you can make.And although it might not be possible to collect useful forensic evidence more than 72 hours after the incident, the incident may be reported at any time.