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What to do if you are Sexually Assaulted

Students walking on campus
  • Get to a safe place.
  • Contact some who can help:
    • Westerville Police Department - 911 for immediate threat
    • Otterbein Police Department – 614-823-1222 or 911
    • Your RA (resident assistant)
    • SARNCO (Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio)

      24-hour-rape helpline at 614.267.7020

    • RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest national Network) 800.656.4673
    • A friend
  • Seek medical attention.  Trained volunteer advocates at available at local ER.  Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, who specialize in collecting evidence are also available at the ER. 

    Ohio Health Hospital is located at corner of Polaris and Africa Road (260 Polaris Parkway); St. Anne’s Hospital is located at on Cleveland Avenue, north of Schrock Road (495 Cooper Road).

  • For the best evidence collection results: consider waiting to shower, bathe, douche, brush your teeth, urinate, defecate, smoke or change clothes until after going to the hospital.  If you need to change your clothes, consider bringing the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault with you, in a paper bag if possible.
  • Consider calling a friend or family member that you trust.
  • Give yourself time to heal.  What happened to you is Not your fault.

/ Title IX

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1130
e/ Sfitzgerald@otterbein.edu

Julie Saker
Associate Dean of Students
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1554
e/ Jsaker@otterbein.edu

Colette Masterson
Director, Center for Student Involvement
Title IX Investigator
p/ 614.823.3205
e/ Cmasterson@otterbein.edu