You are not alone. Tulane is here to help.

Tulane and the New Orleans community have many resources, and you can engage in as many as you want to get the help you need. The resources a person may need in the first few days following an incident of violence may be different from what they need for an incident that occurred several weeks, months, or years ago. For example, certain options for medical treatment and the preservation of physical evidence are more effective immediately following an incident. Keep in mind that there are many different resources available to you, and the resources you may need or want may be different from the resources another person may need or want.

 

 

Help looks different for everyone. Decide what's right for you:

 

I NEED IMMEDIATE HELP  |  I NEED CONFIDENTIAL HELP  |  I NEED TULANE'S HELP

For recent experiences of sexual assault/sexual violence:


Immediate steps

  • Go to a safe place. Your RA’s room, a friend’s room, or any open offices on campus.
  • If you are in danger, call the police: Tulane Police Department at 504-865-5911 (for on or near campus incidents) or 911. The police can provide immediate assistance to ensure your safety. Note that TUPD can respond to off-campus locations if they are near our Uptown and Downtown campuses.
  • Call someone you trust. A friend, family member, or the confidential hot lines run by SAPHE and The Line are all good resources. You do not have to go through this alone.
  • Preserve evidence. After a sexual assault, do not shower until you have considered whether to have a no-cost sexual assault forensic exam within 120 hours of the assault. You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to have a sexual assault forensic exam. Save the clothes you were wearing (unwashed) in a paper or cloth bag. After sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking, take photos of any damage or injury and keep communication records (i.e., texts, emails, letters).

Within 24 hours

  • Seek out support. You may want to turn to a confidential advocate or counselor or any of the on-campus resources for support and information. They will talk with you about your options for additional support services and reporting.
  • After unwanted physical contact, get medical care. A medical provider can check and treat you for physical injury, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive free medical care.
  • You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive medical care. But if you decide to report the assault in the future, getting medical care, including a sexual assault exam within 120 hours (5 days) of an assault can allow for collection and preservation of important forensic and/or DNA evidence. Tulane can arrange for transportation to the hospital if you want an exam.

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

Confidential resources will not share the information you disclose unless you provide permission. Tulane has two offices that are designated confidential and two confidential hot lines that are able to provide students with support. Additionally, in New Orleans, students, faculty, and staff are all able to work with confidential advocates from two community organizations. Learn more now.

 

CAPS for Counseling Service

FOR TULANE STUDENTS

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UPTOWN

  • Building #14, Science & Engineering Lab (in the Academic Quad)
  • (504) 314-2277
  • Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
  • Call to schedule a consultation; same-day consultations are available if your situation is urgent.

DOWNTOWN

  • 127 Elks Place, Room 261 (in the Campus Health offices, adjacent to the Saratoga Garage)
  • (504) 314-2277
  • Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
  • Call to schedule an appointment.

 

The Health Center

FOR TULANE STUDENTS

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UPTOWN:

  • Building #92, Student Health Center
  • (504) 865-5255
  • Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
  • Saturday 9AM - 1PM
  • After hours nurse advice: (855) 487-0290

DOWNTOWN:

  • 127 Elk Place, Room 261 (in the Campus Health offices, adjacent to the Saratoga Garage)
  • (504) 988-6929
  • Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
 

The LINE (24/7)

FOR TULANE STUDENTS

 24 hour hotline 504-264-6074

Here when you need it...because hard times happen after 5:00PM. This is where The Line comes in. Any time, day or night, 24/7, a trained professional at The Line will answer your phone call and give you the confidential support you need.

 


SAPHE Hotline (24/7)

FOR TULANE STUDENTS

504-654-9543

Student-run 24/7 confidential hotline, which works to support Tulane community members affected by sexual aggression by providing a listening ear and information about resources. The hotline is available during the fall and spring semesters when school is in session.


New Orleans Family Justice Center (24/7)

For all members of the tulane community: students, faculty, & staff

24 Hr Crisis Hotline: 504-866-9554

The NOFJC focuses on domestic violence and stalking support but can also provide you with legal assistance, in particular for obtaining protective orders from the courts and immigration/asylum issues that victims may face. For further assistance with legal issues connected to sexual violence, you can also call the below numbers:

 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE:


 

Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR) (24/7)

FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE TULANE COMMUNITY: STUDENTS, FACULTY, & STAFF

24 Hour Crisis hotline: 855-435-7827

 

STAR provides support primarily to survivors of sexual assault. Our advocacy, counseling and legal services are available to survivors aged 12 and older at no cost, and are intended to assist you at any stage of your healing. Our staff creates a safe, supportive, confidential environment where survivors of any race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, class or sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

Please call 855-435-STAR (7827) if you would like help with the following:

  • Understanding and moving past the trauma of sexual assault
  • Navigating the criminal and civil legal systems
  • Developing plans to keep you safe
  • Accompaniment to medical exams, law enforcement interviews and court proceedings
  • Legal representation and assistance in matters related to your sexual trauma

 

FOR all MEMBERS OF THE TULANE COMMUNITY who live in jefferson, st. tammany, and river parishes

24 Hour hotline: 855-435-7827

Metro provides support to victims of sexual violence for those in New Orleans but also the surrounding areas of Jefferson, St. Tammany, and River Parishes. Metro staff and volunteers are trained in crisis intervention and can offer limited placement in emergency shelters and make appropriate referrals. Metro also offers individual and group sessions for children who have experienced abuse such as domestic violence or sexual assault.ShelterA safe, temporary, emergency shelter is available for a victim of domestic violence if needed. Metro has a staff attorney available to assist clients who have suffered domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and /or stalking with determining the appropriateness of seeking an Order of Protection through the civil judicial system. The staff attorney assists clients in filing the Petition for Protection from Abuse and the Temporary Restraining Order and provides support and representation at court hearings.

 

PRIVATE RESOURCES

When you turn to a private resource, they will keep your disclosure just that--private. Private resources will share the information that you disclose with other staff members only to make sure that you get the help and support you need. At Tulane, we can help in a lot of different ways, including:

  • Academic Assistance
  • Housing Accommodations and Changes
  • Safety Planning
  • Connections to Health Providers and Counseling
  • Assistance in Reporting to the Police and to the University
  • Emotional Support

Learn more now about the offices that can help you here at Tulane:

Case Management & Victim Support Services

PHONE: 504-314-2160   /   LBC G02

Victim Support Services is a specialized function within the Office of Case Management & Victim Support Services. Our aim is to empower students who are victims and survivors of crime to make informed decisions in their recovery process. We also assist friends, faculty/staff, parents and loved ones. You can learn more about Victim Services at Tulane by reading our guide.


Student Affairs Professionals On-Call (24/7)

PHONE: 504-920-9900

Available twenty-four hours a day, the Student Affairs Professional On-Call responds to emergencies that happen within the student community and provide immediate support and response.


The O (Muticultural Affairs & Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity)

PHONE: 504-314-2183   /   LBC G04 & ThE MOSAIC LOUNGE IN WARREN HALL

The O serves as the hub of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual life at Tulane University.  It is our mission to foster an open and vibrant learning environment that welcomes, respects, and appreciates the histories, traditions, and cultures of traditionally underrepresented student populations.  We also address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment—all of which negatively affect the health and well being of students and learning communities.  Additionally, the MOSAIC Lounge, located in the ground floor of Warren House, beside SOHO (Weatherhead), is a designated safe space for LGBTIQA students.


Residence Advisors & Residence Life

all floors have a residence advisor; information on hall directors and community directors

Residence Advisors are trained to be resources for their residence, including for students disclosing sexual violence. RAs can provide support and will connect you to Case Management & Victim Support Services so that you can get the help you need and the information to make informed decisions about how you would like to move forward.


Workforce Management Employee Support

PHONE: 504-865-5280   /   UNIVERSITY SQUARE, 200 BROADWAY, SUITE 120

The Employee Support Services Team offers advice and counsel regarding University policies and procedures, problem solving in employee issues and dispute resolution. This Team serves as a resource for all employees, including supervisory and non-supervisory employees.