If you are in immediate danger, call 6325 or 911.
There are multiple community and university resources available to those who have experienced sexual assault and other sexual misconduct (to include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking). Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance. This page is designed to answer your questions about your options and rights.
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, go to a safe location and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you do not feel safe:
- Call UNCP Police & Public Safety – 910.521.6325
- Can provide and assist with immediate safety and protective measures, such as housing relocation, medical assistance, physical well-being, and access to local law enforcement (if necessary).
- Non-confidential resource; Required to report to Title IX Office. More information on non-confidential/confidential resources can be found in the “Who can I talk to?” section of the website
- Call the police – 911
- General support information for community partners. More options and specific information can be found in the Sexual Violence Resources section of the website
- Rape Crisis Center of Robeson County – 910.739.6278
- Southeastern Family Violence Center – 800.739.8622
- Call UNCP Counseling and Psychological Services – 910.521.6202
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255
- If you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call this number immediately. This resource is confidential.
Receiving medical attention:
Medical attention will help your immediate physical condition and may prevent further damage to your health. Options for seeking immediate medical assistance:
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
300 W 27th Street
Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Scotland Memorial Hospital
500 Lauchwood Drive
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
UNCP Police & Public Safety are available to escort students to the hospital. There should be no charge for an exam. Even though you may not be ready to report the incident or the identity of your attacker, it is important to preserve physical evidence in case you choose to report at a later date. Should you decide to go to the hospital for the collection of evidence, do not wash or take a shower before going, do not change your clothes; and preserve condoms, sanitary items, or bed linens that were present at the assault in a paper bag.
You do not have to seek medical assistance alone. Having a family member, friend, or advocate with you during the examination can help you feel more comfortable during the procedures and can assist in communicating with medical staff. Ask your medical professional to explain what he or she is doing before the examination so that you know what to expect. In order to provide the best care, it is important that the medical professional understands the situation (an advocate can help you communicate this information. You have the right to interrupt or refuse any medical procedure you do not wish to undergo. You can get treatment for your physical injuries and be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and pregnancy (if female) at the hospital or by your private doctor. Early detection of STDs is very important. Discuss any medical concerns you have with your doctor or counselor, but do not let concerns and fears prevent you from receiving the medical treatment you need and deserve.