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Johns Hopkins University Sexual Assault Resources

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is committed to providing a safe educational and working environment for its faculty, staff, and students. The University is particularly concerned about the increase in reports of sexual offenses occurring on the nation’s campuses. The University has adopted its policy addressing sexual violence (including sexual assault) in order to inform faculty, staff, and students of their rights in the event they are involved in an incident of sexual violence, and of the services available to victims of sexual violence. Members of the University community who are the victims of, or who have knowledge of, an incident of sexual violence occurring on University property, or occurring in the course of a University sponsored activity (including academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs), or perpetrated by or against a member of the University community, are urged to promptly report the incident to campus authorities identified in its Sexual Violence Policy.

Reporting Sexual Assault

JHU is committed to insuring that students, staff and faculty feel safe in reporting sexual assault or other sexually violent offenses.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly report sexual assault to Campus Security, Student Life or the Office of Institutional Equity. These three offices work in partnership to conduct investigations of sexual violence complaints filed by students, staff and faculty.  JHU Security and the University’s Title IX Coordinator will assist those sexual assault victims who wish to report to local law enforcement, or individuals may do so directly.  

Campus Security
Title IX Coordinator
Student Life
Baltimore City Police Department

Medical Assistance

JHU Security can also arrange for victim transportation to the nearest hospital. Victims in Baltimore City will be taken to Baltimore City’s designated rape treatment center: Mercy Hospital, 301 St. Paul Place ( 410.332.9000 ).  Mercy Hospital is equipped with the State Police Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit. Victims in other cities will be taken to a local hospital designated as a rape treatment center. 

Emotional Support

JHU provides emotional support and counseling services through its Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, the Student Assistance Program and the Counseling Center.  In addition to scheduled appointments with a counselor, students may talk with an on-call counselor 24/7 by calling the Sexual Assault SafeLine at: 410-516-7333.  JHU’s student organization, the Sexual Assault Response Unit (SARU), also operates a 24/7 hotline for students who are affected by sexual assault and wish to speak with a peer counselor.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
Student Assistance Program (for graduate and professional students)
Counseling Center (for KSAS, Whiting and Peabody graduate and undergraduate students)

Sexual Assault SafeLine (a 24/7 confidential service of the Counseling Center)
JHU Sexual Assault Response Unit (SARU provides confidential peer counseling)

FAQs about JHU’s Handling of Sexual Violence Complaints

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