Resources for Survivors, Family and Friends

Downloadable Resource Guide for Survivors (PDF)

When deciding how to proceed following a sexual offense, it is important that survivors know all of their options. The following resources are available to assist you, a friend, or family member that has been a victim of a sexual offense to find a resource that is most beneficial for them.

On- and Off-Campus Resources for Survivors

On-Campus Resources

Campus Public Safety 

206-296-5911 (24 hr. emergency)
206-296-5990 (24 hr. non-emergency)
206-296-5992 (business)
Columbia 002

The Department of Public Safety personnel are available to provide support services to all survivors of a sex offense, incidents of relationship violence, and stalking. The department has trained staff available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide resource information (On and Off-Campus), reporting options available both through the University Conduct System and local law enforcement, medical care options, basic safety planning and information on current civil orders for protection.  

Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Center Pavilion 120
Mon. - Fri. 8am - 12pm & 1pm – 4:30pm (office hours – by appointment)
Mon. - Fri. 10am - 11am & 3pm - 4pm (urgent care – for students in immediate crisis)

CAPS counselors provide supportive counseling and consultation for individuals coping with the impact of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence.  Seeking counseling can be a powerful step in breaking the isolation of relational assault.  Counseling sessions are a safe, accepting and confidential place for survivors to work through any stage of the healing process.  Counselors can also assist survivors with identifying on-campus and off-campus resources.

Student Health Center

Bellarmine Hall 107
Mon. – Fri. 7am – 5pm 

Summer Hours 
Mon. –Thu. 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri.  8:30am - 3pm
Closed daily 12:30pm - 1:15pm for lunch

The Student Health Center is a confidential medical clinic available to all Seattle U students.  An appointment is required, and communicating the need for urgency in the event of sexual misconduct will allow for the soonest possible appointment.  The Student Health Center can provide a medical examination as well as STD and pregnancy testing.

Campus Ministry

Student Center 120

Sexual misconduct sometimes leads to a crisis of faith, distrust of God and our Faith Communities, or chaos in your personal spiritual practices. Or perhaps faith is now a source of solace and hope. Either way, campus ministers are available for one-on-one conversations about experiences of sexual misconduct. Campus Ministry is a resource for people of all faith and non-faith identities. 

Office of Institutional Equity

Loyola Hall 300

The University offers assistance to all students who experience sexual misconduct, whether or not they pursue formal reporting. This includes providing measures such as academic and work accommodations, housing modifications, and no communication orders, all of which can be coordinated through the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). OIE can also provide information about formal reporting processes and other available resources both on and off campus.

Wellness and Health Promotion

Student Center 380

Wellness and Health Promotion provides sexual misconduct prevention education on campus and staff members are familiar with information and resources.  Additionally, the office is home to certified peer health educators known as the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) who serve as a great resource for a student looking to speak with another student about a sexual misconduct. 

Dean of Students

Student Center 320

Students who have become aware of a sexual offense or may have been involved in a sexual offense can come to this office to receive information about the student conduct process as well as immediate resources such as course changes, no-contact orders, or housing relocation.

Housing and Residence Life

Campion 100

Housing and Residence Life offers 24-hour/day assistance to students.  Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors are available during posted office hours as well as serving in an on-call capacity outside of the University’s normal hours of operation.  If a student is unable to locate their building’s RD or ARD, a quick call to our main office will quickly reach another support person.  Late at night, the on-call professional staff member may be reached by calling Public Safety.  Our main goal is to provide support, safety, and appropriate resources.

Off Campus Resources

Seattle Police

Call 911

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress

401 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98104

The Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress provides the highest quality, evidenced based services to help persons impacted by sexual assault and other traumatic events. In addition to direct services, the Center also provides education and consultation for health, mental health, and legal professionals; conducts research and evaluation; promotes prevention and works with communities to promote social change.

Local Emergency Rooms

Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue (between Cherry and Jefferson)

Swedish Medical Center-First Hill
700 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA (between Cherry and Marion)    

Harborview Medical Center

325 9th Avenue (at Jefferson)


King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

1-888-99-VOICE (24 hr.)

KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services to children, teens, women and men who are victims of sexual assault. KCSARC works with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds.

National Sexual Assault Hotline 

1-800-656-HOPE  (24 hr.)
Online Hotline

In partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the nation this hotline, provides free, confidential advice 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (24 hr.)

The Hotline is free, confidential, and anonymous. It operates in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.

Crisis Clinic

1-866-4CRISIS (24 hr.)

The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services.