If you have been or suspect you may have been sexually assaulted, you are urged to call 911, go to the Harrison Health Center or AAMC Emergency Room immediately, or find a public safety officer (443-336-2348 or extension 2000 from an on-campus phone).
You can decide later whether or not to press charges (if you wish to do so, the college can assist you), but it is critical that you receive medical attention and caring support as soon as possible. Additionally, you should understand that evidence may be lost if you do not seek immediate assistance. Activities such as showering, changing clothes, washing bed linens or clothing, or disposing of clothing or trash may result in the loss of evidence. While it is up to you to decide whether or not to file criminal charges, if you preserve evidence it will be available should you choose to proceed with criminal charges.
The counselors at Counseling Services are available to provide confidential support for students who have experienced or suspect they may have experienced sexual assault, offense, or harassment. During office hours, go directly to the Harrison Health Center and ask for help. If you need immediate support after hours, there is a counselor on call at all times; ask the Public Safety officer to call a counselor. To make an appointment with a counselor, call extension 2552, or 410-626-2552 from a non-campus phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information about counseling services.
Even if you are unsure what happened was an assault or offense, the college encourages you to report the incident and to seek appropriate assistance by talking to a counselor, senior resident, resident assistant, public safety officer, nurse-practitioner, the director of student services, or the assistant dean. Communications with counselors and other health care providers are confidential. Other college employees, however, including resident assistants and senior residents, have an obligation to let the assistant dean know that a sexual assault or offense has occurred. The assistant dean will then contact you to discuss the incident and whether the complaint process will be initiated. (For more information on the complaint process, click here.)
Sexual Assault Crisis Center Hotline: 410-222-7273
Annapolis Police Department: 410-268-9000
Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center of Annapolis: 410-836-8430
For more information on sexual assault/offense, see the Student Handbook, Appendices I-III