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Confidential Support

SAAVI provides safe and confidential (section II-3-B-III for definition of confidentiality) counseling for survivors of sexual assault and violence. Our services are open to ALL USU students, staff and faculty. We offer counseling, help you navigate your reporting options, and coordinate academic and health support services.

USU’s student code provides amnesty (Section II-4 about amnesty) from disciplinary action to any individual, including a bystander, who seeks medical attention or reports an incident of sexual misconduct.

On Campus 

SAAVI Advocate
Free service available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Taggart Student Center, Rm. 311 (walk-ins are welcome)
435-797-7273
After hours this phone forwards to Citizens Against Physical & Sexual Abuse. If you are at a regional campus or located outside the Logan area, we can help you find the services you need wherever you are. Please contact us directly for more information.

Off Campus 

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse
24-hour crisis line: 435-753-2500
CAPSA staff, advocates, and volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year (including holidays) on the crisis line to listen, talk, and help during a crisis. All calls are completely confidential.

National Sexual Assault 24/7 Hotline RAINN 
800-656-4673
Free, confidential support for survivors of sexual assault through online chat and by phone.

File a Formal Complaint of Sexual Assault or Harassment

Title IX Office
435-797-1266
Old Main room 161
Please note that while anonymous reports are accepted, the university’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited depending on the level of information provided. The Title IX Office keeps reports as private as possible, only sharing information with those necessary to assist in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of the report.

Report To Police

USU Police
435-797-1939
800 E. 1250 N., Logan
If you are still in danger, call 911. For all USU students, if you contact USU Police, they will direct you to the appropriate police department where you can file a police report. 

Medical Care and Forensic Evidence

Cache Valley Hospital
435-719-9700
2380 North 400 East, North Logan
After a sexual assault or rape, DNA evidence can be collected from your body, clothing, and other personal belongings. A sexual assault forensic exam, often called a “rape kit,” can preserve possible DNA evidence and make sure you receive important medical attention. A forensic exam is ideal within 72 hours after the assault. Cache Valley Hospital is trained and equipped to collect evidence and provide an exam after a rape has occurred. Other local clinics and hospitals will refer you to this hospital.

If you choose to get a rape kit, try to avoid these activities that could damage evidence:

  • Bathing.
  • Showering.
  • Using the restroom.
  • Changing your clothes. If you change your clothes, bring them with you in a paper bag.
  • Combing your hair
  • Cleaning up the area where the an assault occurred

All of these are a natural response after a traumatic experience. If you have already done any of the above activies, you can still have an exam done. 

Student Health Center
435-797-1660
850 E. 1200 N, Logan
Even if it has been several weeks since a sexual assault, we encourage you to see a health care provider. You may have injuries or other trauma that isn't visible, and a health care provider can help you access treatment and receive preventative treatment for sexually transmitted infections. For non-emergency medical attention, visit the Student Health Center. If you have concerns about the cost of treatment, talk to us at SAAVI.

 

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