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Sexual Assault/Rape

Sexual assault and rape occur on college campuses.  Studies show that at least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. At least 80% of all sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim.  The Counseling Center provides support to students who experience this type of violence.

A sexually traumatized student may feel/experience:

  • Range of emotions including fear, anger, rage, anxiety, sadness, shock, disbelief, confusion, humiliation, mistrust, and sometimes dissassociation or the appearance of no emotion (being detached). 
  • Physical sensations including feeling cold, faint, nauseous.
  • Range of behaviors including crying, yelling, smiling, or possibly calmness.
  • Pain or irritation where the attacker touched or hurt them and/or general soreness and tension.

If you or someone you know has been assaulted, contact the Counseling Center at 678-2068 and/or Police Services at 678-4357.  If you are in the Memphis area, you may contact the Rape Crisis Center at 901-222-4350.  Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center 24-Hour Hotline  1-800-656-HOPE.

 News items from the recent Tennessee college summit on sexual assault held in Nashville

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