LSU Student Health Center‘s sexual assault support/medical services are available Monday thru Friday 8am -5pm. If you need support services or an evidence collection kit completed after hours or on the weekend, please contact the Rape Crisis Center at 383-RAPE, The Phone 924-LSU1 or your local police department.
Louisiana State University is committed to providing confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services for all sexual assault survivors, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or whether or not they report the crime. In addition, the University has a vested interest in obtaining an accurate account of the number of sexual assaults occurring on- or off-campus involving student survivors. The Sexual Assault Victim's Advocacy Program is designed to accomplish both of these goals, as well as to meet federal mandates.
The term survivor will be used to refer to someone who has directly experienced a sexual assault. We acknowledge that the person has survived the incident and is beginning the path toward recovery. The term student-at-risk will refer to a student who is in an abusive/violent dating relationship, who is experiencing further abuse after terminating the relationship, or who is being stalked. SAVA will refer to Sexual Assault Victim's Advocates.
The SAVA Program is housed in the Office of Health Promotion in the Student Health Center, but advocates are located in many different departments and offices on campus including the Office of the Dean of Students, Residential Life, the Women's Center, Mental Health Service, and the Office of Disability Services.
Sexual Assault Victim's Advocates (SAVAs) are specially trained University personnel who can provide confidential guidance and support to LSU students who have directly experienced interpersonal violence or who want to help a friend in need.
It doesn't matter how long ago the assault occurred. You are encouraged to talk with a SAVA about your situation.
The period after a traumatic event can be confusing. SAVAs ensure that no survivor or student-at-risk has to navigate the medical, legal, mental health, or university system alone.
Some of the services a SAVA can offer include: