If Sexual Violence Occurs

If you have been raped or have been a victim of sexual violence, seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to have a medical exam to check for internal injuries, receive medication for sexually transmitted infections, discuss options for HIV and pregnancy prevention, and gather forensic evidence. Even if you are not sure if you want to press charges now, the evidence can be taken, just in case you change your mind.

In the event of rape or sexual abuse:

  • Do not shower, eat, drink, smoke, douche, or change clothes before the medical exam. This may destroy evidence.
  • If able, bring a change of clothes for after the medical exam.
  • On-campus: Call 2999 for a free ride from security to the medical center for an exam
  • Off-campus: Call 911 or Special Victims Unit 215-685-3251 and they will take you to the medical center for an exam.