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What to do if you've been assaulted

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Go somewhere safe. If you are still in danger or you are concerned that you might still be in danger, or you need urgent medical attention, call 911. Security is available on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be reached at 250-828-5033, OR by pressing the buttons on one of the blue Emergency posts on campus.

Consider seeking medical attention at the hospital, TRU medical clinic or walk in clinic.  Even if you  don’t think that you’ve been physically injured, it may be beneficial to access medical services, just in case.  The hospital can also collect physical evidence, in the event that you choose to formally report the assault in the future. Evidence is best collected within 72 hours of the assault, but can still be gathered up to 7 days afterwards. Kamloops Sexual Assault Response Team can also provide support and information at the hospital; you can request their services through hospital staff.

Consider making a report to RCMP, TRU or an anonymous third party report with the Sexual Assault Counseling Center. You can also contact Community-based Victim Services at the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counseling Center, or the Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager if you would like to speak with someone in person about your decision to report (or not report). 

Consider connecting with a support that feels safe and trusted. Please refer to the Supports section to learn more about services available on and off campus.

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