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):
1-866-295-7378

To Reach an On-call Student Life Coordinator:
1-609-970-9984

To Reach Rowan Public Safety:
856-256-4911

To Reach Police in Glassboro, Camden or other Communities:
9-1-1

To Reach Counseling and Psychological Services:
1-856-256-4333

For Additional Confidential Services During Business Hours Call:
1-856-256-4333

What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, sexual violence crimes happen more frequently than you make think. It is important for victims to know they are not alone and that there are several support programs available.

If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault…

Survivors (female or male) may choose to seek medical treatment, counseling, or report the incident to the police or Rowan University administrators. Rowan strongly advocates reporting the incident as soon as possible.

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately
    Seeking immediate medical attention is strongly encouraged to treat injuries and to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Medical attention does not require a police report. The hospitals have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who specialize in the treatment of sexual violence survivors.
  • Preserve Physical Evidence
    DO NOT wash, shower, brush teeth or hair, eat or drink, or change clothes if you plan to report the incident to the police. If you must change clothes help to preserve evidence by putting the clothes in a paper bag not a plastic bag. 
  • Survivors have the right to privacy and dignity. If you are unsure about what to do, you have the option to request the forensic examine and decide whether or not you want to proceed with a criminal complaint at a later time. Evidence from the exam may be held for 90 days providing time for a final decision about legal options.
  • Survivors may choose to seek medical treatment, counseling, or report the incident to the police or Rowan University administrators. Rowan strongly advocates reporting the incident as soon as possible.