Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

Campus Resources

Staff at Student Health &  Counseling Services want to support ALL survivors of sexual assault. We support students who identify as nonbinary, trans or and/or on the LGBQ+ spectrum as well as cisgender men and women. We are NOT mandated reporters under Title IX. As such, we are able to provide confidential care to sexual assault survivors including free STI testing and preventative medications. Survivors can discuss their options regarding treatment and reporting with staff. Staff can also arrange for a Forensic Nurse evaluation in the Emergency Department of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, should the survivor decide to have evidence collected.

Staff can function as advocates, guiding survivors through the on campus reporting process under Title IX and/or assisting them with interactions with RC Campus Safety or Salem Police. Counselors can help survivors process the initial trauma and make a plan for mental health treatment, which can include on campus and/or off campus resources.

Local Resources

SARA (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness) is the sexual assault crisis center for the Roanoke Valley. All services of SARA are free of charge, confidential, and voluntary. SARA offers a 24/7 crisis hotline at 540.981.9352.

National Resources for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The National Sexual Assault Hotline was the nation's first decentralized hotline, connecting those in need with help in their local communities. It's made up of a network of independent sexual assault service providers, vetted by RAINN, who answer calls to a single, nationwide hotline number. Since it was first created in 1994, the National Sexual Assault Hotline ( 800.656.HOPE and has helped more than 2 million people affected by sexual violence.

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The NSVRC's mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

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Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. Our mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.

VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts a resource library home of thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.

The leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them since 1985, our mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.   VictimConnect, a program of the National Center, offers confidential referrals for crime victims. Call 855-4-VICTIM or visit

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NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.

Title IX and College Campus Resources

The United States Department of Justice
Office of Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture provides the latest research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.

Know Your IX

Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence -- Know Your IX is a project of Advocates for Youth


End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Sexual Assault and Men

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The social stigma and silence around male sexual abuse and assault results in a lack of awareness and understanding about the effects of these experiences, and what men need to move forward. This site offers confidential 1 on 1 chatting as well as anonymous chatting within a support group.