Women's Center


Women’s Center staff can help survivors think through their options and conditionally answer any questions they might have.

Staff can also:

  • Provide evaluation and therapy to treat trauma symptoms.
  • Refer and accompany you for medical treatment at the hospital or Student Health.
  • Assist with reporting to police and obtaining a protective order.
  • Assist with reporting to the Office of Student Conduct or the Office for Institutional Equity.
  • Assist with academic or housing accommodations.
  • Assist with safety assessment and planning.
  • Provide assessment for the need for additional social and emotional support.

Learn more about 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 intimate partner violence is available to undergraduates and graduate students who are enrolled at Duke as full time students. Three licensed clinical social workers provide clinical interventions to assist the student in resolving symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Medical Care Referral and Arrangement 
A trained staff person will accompany a survivor of sexual assault in obtaining 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 assist a survivor of gender violence to report a crime to police, obtain a protective order or provide support if criminal or civil actions are pursued. Duke Police can also take a report from a student and/or explain their options.