Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Sexual Assault/Intimate Partner Violence

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Sexual assault is a traumatic experience that often leaves those involved with many emotional reactions. Remember that there are services available on campus to help you during this difficult time.
 
The Counseling Center is available to support you before, during, and after the decision making process. Counseling is free and confidential. A counselor from Loyola's Counseling Center will be available to accompany you to the hospital regardless of your decision to report this incident to the police. If the incident occurs after business hours or on the weekend please contact someone from the office of student life (RA, GRC, or AD) and they will assist you in receiving campus support as you make these decisions.

Additional Information:

Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence includes multiple behaviors that occur without the consent of the survivor. Review the definitions of consent and various forms of sexual misconduct.

Following an assault, survivors are faced with many difficult decisions around their emotional and medical health.   

While every survivor and situation is unique, there are some common reactions to sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

The Women of Color Network offers information about sexual assault and intimate partner violence for women of color.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at University of Michigan provides information regarding barriers and challanges that are unique to survivors who identify as LBGT.

Men Can Stop Rape is a national organization that seeks to mobilize men in creating cultures free from violence. 

Knowing how to help a friend who has been sexually assaulted or a victim of intimate partner violence is often challenging. Consider these suggestions on how to support a survivor.

Take the It's On Us Pledge to make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. The It's On Us campaign was launched by President Obama to help put an end to sexual violence on college campuses.

Resources:

 
Counseling Center
 150 Humanities Center
 410-617-2273
 
Loyola Health Center
 Seton Hall 02A
 410-617-5055
 
Office of Student Life
 Seton Hall 08B
 410-617-5081
 
Department of Public Safety
 Emergency: 410-617-5911
 Non-Emergency: 410-617-5311
 
Turn Around
 24-hour Hotline
 443-279-0379

Mercy Medical Center
 345 St Paul Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202
 410-332-9000
 
The Loyola Counseling Center offers free counseling and referral services to Loyola students. Just call or stop by for an appointment.

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