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:
- Trauma-focused therapy
- 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.
Our services include:
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.
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: Page 919-970-2108 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.