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Seton Hall University

What to Do if Sexually Assaulted

Immediate Steps

Get to a safe place and call for help

  • Call 911 (South Orange Police Department)
  • Call Public Safety & Security (973-761-9300)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (973-761-9500)
  • Office of the Dean of Students (973-761-9076)

NOTE: After hours & on weekends—for both the Dean's Office and Counseling—contact Public Safety to be connected to the person on-call.There is someone available 24/7.

Go to Urgent Care (for example, a hospital)

  • Receive help for physical injuries.
  • Screen for STDs/pregnancy.
  • If possible, do not shower or clean up. Do not change clothes. Hospital staff can collect evidence using a rape kit.
  • If you want to file a police report, you can call the police from the emergency room.
  • Contact Essex County Rape Care Center -1-877-733-2273
  • Hospital Referral: Newark Beth Israel (973) 926-7240

Days/Months Following an Assault

Reporting Options

Office of the Dean of Students
(973) 761-9076

  • Karen Van Norman
    Associate Vice President for Student Services
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Winston Roberts
    Assistant Dean of Students
    • Aids in connection to medical assistance and counseling service, on or off-campus.
    • Provides information about and access to interim accommodations.
    • Provides information about pursuing a complaint through the campus student conduct process.
    • Provides information about pursuing a criminal complaint.

Title IX Coordinator

Public Safety & Security

  • Available to respond immediately to Seton Hall University survivors and provide connection to medical assistance
  • Connection to SOPD to initiate a criminal complaint
  • Connection to Office of the Dean of Students for on campus report

Essex County Rape Care Center

Confidential Reporting Options

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