Sexual Assault Response
Georgia Southern University is committed to responding appropriately to reports of sexual misconduct. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our campus community. If you’ve had an unwanted sexual experience, the following resources are available to you. You may choose to take any or all of the following actions:
- Call University Police at 912-478-5234 or call 911.
- Call the Counseling Center 24 hours a day at 912-478-5541.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Georgia Southern Health Services – 912-478-5841
- East Georgia Regional Medical Center – 912-486-1000
- Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (SRSAC) – 866-489-2225
- If a student calls or presents to Health Services reporting that they are a victim of sexual assault, Health Services staff will refer the student to the SRSAC at The Teal House in Statesboro for evaluation and care by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). If needed, Health Services staff will help the student coordinate that evaluation by providing directions to the Teal House and providing the SRSAC contact information. In addition, if needed, Health Services will provide transportation to the Teal House. SRSAC and the Teal House are an outstanding community resource that are more than adequately able to meet the initial needs of the sexual assault victim (providing the forensic examination, providing counseling and support).
- Report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator in the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office, 912-478-5136.
Evidence Preservation Statement: Do not bathe, shower, douche or change clothes until you have talked with SRSAC or a law enforcement officer. Doing any of these things before a forensic examination may compromise or eliminate evidence that could be used in a criminal prosecution. Evidence can be collected up to 120 hours (5 days) after the assault.
Confidentiality Statement: Every effort will be made by the University officials who are members of the sexual assault response team to maintain confidentiality in responding to inquiries regarding the investigation, the disciplinary process, and the final outcome of the proceedings. If the victim requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, the University shall take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to a complaint consistent with this request but must evaluate this request in the context of its responsibility to provide a safe environment for all students.
Last updated: 11/5/2020