Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.

If you are sexually assaulted get to a safe place and get help. Call one of the numbers below, tell a trusted friend, a parent or a resident assistant.

For immediate and confidential assistance call one of the numbers below.

To Reach a Confidential, Trained Sexual Violence Advocate call the SERV 24-hour Hotline (Services Empowering the Rights of Victims):

To Reach an On-call Student Life Coordinator:

To Reach Rowan Public Safety:

To Reach Police in Glassboro, Camden or other Communities:

To Reach Counseling and Psychological Services:

For Additional Confidential Services During Business Hours Call:

The Medical Forensic Examination

If you decide to seek medical attention, the county SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) will be activated. SART is comprised of a Forensic Nurse Examiner, a certified Sexual Violence Advocate and a law enforcement officer if requested by the survivor.

  • The Student Health Center cannot perform forensic examinations; however, the Student Health Center will refer sexual assault survivors to a SART participating hospital if requested.
  • When SART is activated, a Sexual Violence Advocate will meet the survivor at the hospital and explain options and support the survivor through the process.
  • It is important to have the exam as soon as possible after the assault has occurred, even if an assault is just suspected (as is sometimes the case in drug facilitated assault).
  • In an effort to preserve evidence until it can be collected, Forensic Nurses encourage those seeking an exam to refrain from washing, showering, eating, drinking, brushing teeth, etc.
  • The Forensic Nurse will provide a comprehensive physical exam and collect forensic evidence using a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence) kit.
  • It is important to note that the entire exam is guided by the history of the assault.  The Forensic Nurse will obtain consent from the patient throughout the exam.
  • The Forensic Nurse will offer emergency contraception, and medication to prevent sexually transmitted infections.
  • All exam findings are completely confidential and can only be released with the written consent of the survivor. Evidence may be held for 90 days after the examination, allowing the survivor time to make a final decision about legal options.
  • It is important to note that male survivors of sexual assault are also offered the services of the SART Team, and are encouraged to get medical attention.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): Participating Hospitals

*The following hospitals are staffed and equipped to provide a forensic medical exam following a sexual assault:

  • Kennedy Hospital - Washington Twp
  • Kennedy Hospital - Stratford Campus
  • Cooper University Hospital
  • Underwood Memorial Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center