- What to do if you have been sexually assaulted;
- How to report a sexual assault anonymously.
- Go to a safe location
- If you want to report the crime, notify the USC Department of Public Safety (213-740-4321/ 24 hrs) and/or the Los Angeles Police Department (911 or 213-485-2582/ 24 hrs).
- If the assailant is a USC student, you can also make a report to USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (213-821-7373).
- Preserve all physical evidence of the assault, even if you are unsure whether you want to report the crime. Do not shower, bathe, douche, eat, drink, wash your hands or brush your teeth until after you have had a medical examination. Save all clothing that you were wearing at the time of the assault and bring them and any other potential evidence to the medical exam. Place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag. Do not use plastic bags. Do not clean or disturb the area where the assault occurred.
- Call a trusted friend, family member or someone else who can provide support.
- Get medical care as soon as possible. Go to a hospital or emergency department or a specialized forensic clinic that works with sexual assault survivors. Here are a couple of options in Los Angeles; the Rape Treatment Center (310-319-4000/ 24 hrs) or the Violence Intervention Program (323-226-3961/ 24 hrs). Both locations provide medical care and the collection of forensic evidence. You may also request medications for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) and emergency contraception. If more than 1 week has passed since the assault or if you are certain that you do not want the collection of forensic evidence, the USC Student Health Center provides medical care (including emergency contraception) and testing for sexually transmitted infections as appropriate (213-740-9355).
- If you think you may have been given a rape drug, request that the hospital or clinic take a urine and blood sample. These samples need to be collected quickly as these kinds of drugs leave the system quickly.
- Talk to a counselor for emotional support and advocacy. You can speak with a counselor on campus confidentially at the USC Center for Women and Men (213-740-4900/ 24 hrs). If you would prefer to seek confidential counseling off campus, call the Rape Treatment Center (310-319-4000/ 24 hrs) or Peace Over Violence (213-626-3393/ 24 hrs). The USC Center for Women & Men and the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center serve both female and male victims.
This form is intended for anonymous reporting of a sexual assault in situations where the victim is not ready to file a crime report. It will be used for statistical purposes, enabling USC to comply with federal laws. It also helps the university assess the danger that the incident poses to the community at large while preserving the anonymity of the victim.
The anonymous reporting form is intended for resident advisors, Student Health and Counseling Services staff, Greek house advisors and other peer counselors. All other university personnel are required to report incidents of sexual assault to the Department of Public Safety.Students who are not RAs or peer counselors but who have knowledge of a sexual assault are encouraged to talk with us in confidence at the Center for Women and Men.
Please fill out the form to the best of your knowledge, and leave blank any sections for which you do not know the answer. Submit this information within 24 hours of being contacted by a victim. A PDF of the form may be downloaded by clicking here. Thank you.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact:
Center for Women and Men
Division of Student Affairs