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Sexual Assault Resource Options

Sexual Assault is any involuntary sexual act in which a person is threatened, coerced or forced to engage against his/her will; or the inappropriate touching of a person who has not consented. Sexual assault includes rape (forced vaginal and anal penetration, or oral) groping, forced kissing, child abuse, or the torture of the victim in a sexual manner (National Center for Victims of Crime, NCVC).

If you are a victim of sexual assault you may choose any or all of the options below:

Medical Assistance

Kent County
Kent General Hospital SANE Unit
302.674.4700
Victims’ Services
800.842.8461

New Castle County
Christiana Hospital SANE Unit
302.733.4799
Victims’ Services
800.842.8461

Sussex County
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
SANE Unit
302.629.6611
800.842.8461
[Victims’ Services pays for hospital visit]

Student Health Center
302.857.6393
[M, T, F; 8:30am-4:30pm]
[W,R; 8:30 am-6:00pm]

Advocacy and Support Services

DSU’s Rape Crisis line
302.420.5751 (24/hrs)

Kent/Sussex Counties
Contact Lifeline Rape Crisis line (24/hrs)
800.262.9800

New Castle County
YWCA Helpline (24/hr)
800.773.8570

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800.656.HOPE (4673) [if out of State]

DSU Counseling Center
302.857.7381
EH Bldg. Room 123
[M-F; 8:30am-4:30pm]

Emergency Services

On-Campus:
DSU Police Department
.302.857-7911

Off-Campus:
Dover Police
302.736-7111

Delaware State Police
302.739.4525 or 911

[DSU Police Department provides transportation from campus to and from hospital for victim and his/her support person]

Housing and/or Academic Accommodations

Department of Housing and Residential Education
302.857.6326

Office of Student Affairs
302.857-6300

Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Candy Young
MLK Student Center
Suite # 333
302.857-6300

This program is supported by the Office of Violence Against Women, Grant #2011-WA-AX-011