Recommended Steps to Take After Forced or Unwanted Sexual
- Go to a safe place as soon as possible.
- Avoid the following activities in an effort to preserve
physical evidence: shower, brush teeth, eat or change
clothing. If you change clothes, put all clothing worn at the
time of the incident into a paper bag.
- Contact a Victim Advocate* (317-910-5572) or the Butler
University Police (317-940-9396). Both are available 24-hours a
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible to assess for injury
and treat for exposure to infections. Immediate medical
attention for victims of sexual assault is available at no cost at
area hospitals within their Centers of Hope. The hospitals closest
to Butler with a 24-hour Center of Hope are
Methodist and St. Vincent. With a
victim's consent, a specially trained nurse will conduct an exam to
- At the hospital, victims are offered an option to speak with a
police officer to report the incident and request an investigation.
The Butler University Police may be utilized for this report.
- Seek counseling when the time is right. Butler's Counseling
& Consultation Services* offer free & confidential
services. Referrals to other local agencies such as Legacy House,
Prevail, and the Julian Center are available as well.
- Access routine STI testing for potential exposure to sexually
transmitted infections. Consult with a Victim Advocate about free
testing on campus or in the local community.
*Denotes a confidential campus resource.