Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide
The following resources are available to students and employees who have experienced sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual exploitation, and sex-based stalking.
Ensure Your Safety First
Find a place you feel safe from further harm.
If you are in immediate danger, then contact the police. Call 9-1-1 from a cell phone, 9-9-1-1 from a Logan campus phone, or 5-9-1-1 from an Eastern campus phone for emergency help.
Designated Confidential Resources
Designated confidential resources provide an individual who discloses information about sexual misconduct with information about support services and reporting options. Information shared with a designated confidential resource will not trigger university action.
Trained advocates are available through USU's Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) office and through community agencies (see community resources below). Advocates will help you navigate your options, seek medical attention, get a sexual assault forensic exam, receive counseling, file a police report, or report to the university.
Find Confidential Counseling
USU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential mental health services and same-day crisis appointments to students.
USU's Mind-Body Bridging Clinic provides individual therapeutic sessions focused on Mind-Body Bridging, a practice that helps build self- and emotional-regulation skills and enhance overall mental health. This clinic is available to both students and employees via self-referral or through CAPS or SAAVI referral.
Get Medical Attention
If you experienced a sexual assault or relationship violence, a medical professional can treat injuries, even those you may not be able to see, including sexually transmitted infections. Consider seeing a medical professional right away to take care of your health.
Students in Logan
- USU Student Health Center to schedule an appointment
Students at USU Eastern
- USU Eastern Health Services to schedule an appointment.
- Students at other statewide campuses and USU employees should visit a local health care provider.
After a sexual assault, DNA evidence can be collected from your body, clothing, and other personal belongings. A sexual assault forensic exam, or SAFE exam, ensures you receive important medical attention and can preserve possible DNA evidence. A forensic exam is ideal within 72 hours after the assault.
To preserve evidence, try not to bathe, shower, use the restroom, change your clothes, comb your hair, or clean up. If you receive a sexual assault forensic exam, certain information must be given to police according to Utah law, but you are not required to pursue a police investigation. You will also be provided with treatment for injuries.
If you are a Logan campus student or employee, go directly to Cache Valley Hospital to receive care from a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
If you are not a Logan campus student or employee, review the Community Resources map below to learn where you can get a sexual assault forensic exam.
Request Supportive Measures
Whether or not you want to pursue the Office of Equity grievance process, you may receive supportive measures, such as academic accommodations or changes to on-campus housing, class, or work schedules.
Report to USU Title IX Coordinator
USU offers amnesty for drug and alcohol policy violations of the Student Code when a student reports an incident of sexual misconduct, whether they experienced or witnessed it. For example, if you experience or witness sexual assault and report it to the Title IX Coordinator, you will not get in trouble for a student code violation such as underage drinking or having alcohol on campus. Students who participate as a witness in a sexual misconduct grievance process are also granted amnesty, though they may be encouraged to participate in health education.
Report to Law Enforcement
Sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking can be reported to the local law enforcement agency that serves the area where the incident took place. If you need help identifying the appropriate law enforcement agency, contact USU Police at 435-797-1939.
USU's Office of Equity or SAAVI can assist an individual with filing a report with USUPD or local law enforcement. Also, the Office of Equity can provide supportive measures, including accommodations such as adjusted deadlines and excused absences, to accommodate participating in the criminal process.
If an incident occurred on the Logan, Eastern, or Blanding campuses, you may report to university police (below). USU Police forward all reports of sexual misconduct to USU's Title IX Coordinator. You can pursue a police investigation and the university's grievance process at the same time.
The following law enforcement agencies serve the communities where our residential campuses are located.
USU Police: 435-797-1939 | 1250 N. 800 E., Logan | USU Police: Sexual Assault Response
Logan City Police: 435-716-9300 | 62 West 300 North, Logan | Logan Police Department website
North Park Police: 435-753-7600 | 575 East 2500 North, North Logan | North Park Police website
Smithfield Police: 435-563-8501 | 55 East 100 South, Smithfield | Smithfield Police website
Cache County Sheriff: 435-755-1000 | 1225 West Valley View, Logan | Cache County Sheriff website
USU Eastern (Price) Campus
USU Eastern Police: 435-637-0890 | USU Police: Sexual Assault Response
Price City Police: 435-637-0890 | 910 North 700 East, Price | Price City Police website
Carbon County Sheriff: 435-637-0890 | 240 West Main Street, Price | Carbon County Sheriff website
Helper City Police: 435-637-0890 | 97 South Main Street, Helper | Helper City Police website
USU Blanding Campus
The Blanding Police Department serves the Blanding campus: 435-678-2334 | 167 East 500 North, Blanding | Blanding City Police website
San Juan County Sheriff: 435-678-2237 | 297 South Main Street, Monticello | 297 South Main Street, Monticello | San Juan County Sheriff website
Community Resources in Utah
The following resources are included in the statewide resource map:
- Women’s shelters and domestic violence resources
- Rape Crisis Centers
- Locations providing Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
- Other community resources
State & National Resources
The organizations below offer resources and help across the state and nationally.
- Utah Sexual Violence Crisis Line
1-888-421-1100 | ucasa.org/resources
- Utah Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-897-5465 | udvc.org/resources
988 or 833-372-3388 | Download the free app
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 | Hotline and Live Chat
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 | Hotline and Live Chat
- National Stalking Resource Center
1-855-484-2846 | Stalking Resources and Hotline
- Stronghearts Native Helpline
1-844-762-8483 | Hotline and Live Chat
Community Resources Near You
To find a resource near you, click the arrow in the upper left corner of the map.
Victims of relationship violence, stalking, and sexual assault may seek a protective order through the courts.
- Utah Legal Services provides free legal help in non-criminal cases.
- Legal clinics throughout the state provide general legal information and brief legal advice.
Visa and Immigration Assistance
These organizations in Utah provide assistance with immigration status:
If you have concerns about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid office. You may also get assistance by working with the Supportive Measures Specialists in the Office of Equity.
USU Financial Aid office: 435-797-0173 | TSC 106, Logan