Below you will find helpful resources available on campus, in the Lawrence area, and nationally.
Resources at The University of Kansas
The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX serves as a neutral and unbiased resource for students, faculty, and staff who wish to report an allegation of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence and/or retaliation.
Located in Watkins Memorial Health Center, WHS provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. As a student-focused, student-friendly center, our mission is to advance the quality of life for university students, improving academic performance and increasing retention.
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has received specialized training in forensic evidence collection and medical care of sexual assault victims. Along with the forensic exam, the SANE will provide medical care such as preventive medication for common sexually transmitted infections, disperse emergency contraception, as well as treat and document injuries.
Sexual harassment is a violation of professional ethics as well as a violation of federal and state law. Specifically, sexual harassment is a form of illegal discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination. University policy prohibits sexual harassment. For more information on KU's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence policies, click on "Sexual Harassment Info", or click here.
Resources in Lawrence
The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center (24/7 Sexual Violence Support for Lawrence & Douglas County)
Started in 1972 as the first rape crisis center in Kansas, The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center promotes a culture of consent while proividing 24/7 support to peopole of all ages and genders affected by sexual trauma & abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center (24/7 Domestic Violence Support for Lawrence & Douglas County)
The Willow Domestic Violence Center builds safer communities through shelter, service, and support to survivors of domestic vilence and human trafficking in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties.
All services are free and confidential and available to all residents of Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties in Kansas.
KSPHQ - Headquarters Counseling Center (24/7 Support Hotline)
KSPHQ’s counseling center, Headquarters Counseling Center, is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center serving all of Kansas. When you call, your call comes to Headquarters First. If you need help right now, you can reach our center 24/7 every day at 785-841-2345 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Calls are free and confidential.
You can call–for any reason. If you’re thinking about suicide, concerned for a friend, grieving, feeling hopeless, or just need to talk to someone about something that’s going on in your life, you can call.
"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexial violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice."
-RAINN'S MISSION (from rainn.org/about-rainn)
StrongHearts Native Helpline (24/7 Support Hotline for American Indian and Alaska Natives)
Trans StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.
Trans Lifeline (24/7 Peer Support Hotline Run By and For Trans People)
The Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. 24/7 Hotline: 877-565-886
National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7 National Domestic Violence Support)
"Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization."
-About Us (from thehotline.org/about-the-hotline)
1in6 (24/7 National Support for Male Survivors of Sexual Violence)
"The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.
Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community."
-About Us (from 1in6.org/about-1in6)