Women's Center

How We Can Help

Graduate and undergraduate students of any gender who are victims of gender violence--sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking--can get information and support about their options including, but not limited to:

  • Housing and academic accommodations
  • Filing a formal report with the Office of Student Conduct
  • Referrals and accompaniment for medical assessment and treatment
  • Assistance with law enforcement and obtaining a protective order
  • Safety assessment and planning
  • Assessment of the need for additional social and emotional support

Here is a document to help you know what to expect if you decide to contact us regarding an experience with gender violence.

Here is a full list of the services we can provide:

Counseling & Case Management
Therapy for survivors of gender violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, stalking, and dating violence is available to undergraduates and graduate students who are enrolled at Duke as full time students. Two licensed clinical social workers provide clinical interventions to assist the student in resolving symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Medical Care Accompaniment
A trained staff person will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to seek medical care after an assault.  If the survivor chooses, this care may include a forensic examination to collect evidence of the assault or follow-up appointments for STI prophylaxis and pregnancy testing. Throughout the process, we will be there to answer questions and offer support, as desired.

Legal Accompaniment
Staff will accompany a survivor of gender violence to report a crime to police, obtain a protective order or attend court if criminal or civil actions are pursued. Duke Police can also take a report from a student and/or explain their options.

Have you been sexually assaulted, stalked, harassed or abused? The Women's Center provides confidential crisis support for people of all genders who are survivors of gender violence.

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm: Call 919-684-3897, email WCHelp@duke.edu, or walk in – no appointment necessary.
  • After-hours, weekends, holidays: Call 919-886-6814 or email WCHelp@duke.edu
  • If this is an emergency situation and you feel you are in danger, call 911 or Duke police at 919-684-2444.