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Sexual Assault Resources

Emergency Services

If you, or someone you know, is currently in immediate danger call 911.

Georgia Southern University Police Department
Statesboro campus: 912-478-5234
Armstrong and Liberty campuses: 912-344-3333

  • If YOU have experienced sexual assault:
    • It is not your fault.
    • Your choices are valid and valued.
    • All emotional reactions are normal. However you feel is valid and understandable.
    • You are not alone.
    • Self-care is important. Remember to rest, eat, and maintain personal hygiene as best you can during this time.
  • If someone you KNOW has experienced sexual assault:
    • Always believe them and never blame them for the assault. It is never the victim’s fault.
    • Support the victim’s decisions to report or not report, seek medical services or not seek medical services. It is important that the victim of the assault is in control of their experience.
    • There is no one way to react following a sexual assault. All emotional reactions are within the realm of normal behavior.
    • Offer to stay with the individual to provide support.

Medical Services

Medical attention is important following a sexual assault. Local options in Statesboro for medical services include the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center, known as The Teal House, Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire (RCC), Georgia Southern University Health Services, Savannah hospitals, and East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The Teal House & RCC provide free medical and forensic examinations by specially trained SANE nurses, advocacy services, crisis intervention counseling, therapy services, and a 24-hour crisis line.  Free medical examinations and treatment following a sexual assault are also offered by Georgia Southern University Health Services for all Georgia Southern University students. Medical examinations are offered by East Georgia Regional Medical center, however, there is a financial cost.

 A medical examination can be facilitated at any time following a sexual assault, although the sooner medical treatment is obtained, the safer the patient. A medical examination checks for and treats any injury and/or infection that has resulted from the assault. A forensic examination also checks for injury and/or infection in addition to collecting evidence in the event that the victim decides to press charges or file a report. A forensic examination can be facilitated up to 120 hours (5 days) after a sexual assault occurs. Seeking a forensic exam does not obligate a person to press charges or file a report.

Services in Statesboro

Services in Savannah

Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
912-233-7273 (Crisis line)
912-233-3000 (Office line, closed on weekends)

St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital
912-233-7273 (Crisis line)

Mental Health Services

Psychological services and support can also be incredibly useful following a sexual assault. You do not have to work through this alone. It is essential to find a mental health clinician who is trained and ready to help you through your reactions to this experience.

Services in Statesboro

  • Georgia Southern University Counseling Center
    Statesboro campus

    PO Box 8011
    Statesboro, GA 30460
    912-478-5541

    The Georgia Southern University Counseling Center provides 24-hour crisis intervention for emergency circumstances, such as sexual assault. During regular business hours, please call the office number and ask to speak to the on-call clinician. After hours, please call the office number and select the option to speak to the on-call clinician. For more information regarding crisis intervention services, please visit the Crisis Intervention tab of our website.

    The Counseling Center also offers ongoing individual counseling for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic symptoms following an assault. To schedule, please call the office to make an appointment. Regular business hours are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday.

    There are also a variety of open-group and drop-in workshops available to support students throughout the week.
  • The Teal House: Statesboro
    Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center

    209 South College Street
    Statesboro, GA 30458
    866-489-2225 (available 24 hours a day)

    The Teal House provides crisis intervention counseling for victims of sexual assault and their friends and family. They also offer long-term individual counseling for survivors of sexual violence.

Services in Savannah

  • Georgia Southern University Counseling Center
    Armstrong campus
    7000 Compass Point Annex
    11935 Abercorn Street
    Savannah, GA 31419
    912-344-2529

    The Georgia Southern University Counseling Center provides 24-hour crisis intervention for emergency circumstances, such as sexual assault. During regular business hours, please call the office number and ask to speak to the on-call clinician. After hours, please call the office number and select the option to speak to the on-call clinician. For more information regarding crisis intervention services, please visit the Crisis Intervention tab of our website.

    The Counseling Center also offers ongoing individual counseling for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic symptoms following an assault. To schedule, please call the office to make an appointment. Regular business hours are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday.

    There are also a variety of open-group and drop-in workshops available to support students throughout the week.
  • Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
    912-233-7273 (Crisis line available 24 hours a day)
    912-233-3000 (Office line, closed on weekends)

    The Rape Crisis Center offers free, confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual violence anyone else who has been impacted, including survivors’ non-offending acquaintances, friends, family and partners. To schedule, please call the office at 912-233-3000.

National Resources

Reporting the Incident

It is completely normal to question if reporting an incident of sexual assault is the right option. Many individuals want to receive information about reporting options so they can make an informed decision. Individuals also have the option of not reporting to the University or to the police if they do not want the incident to be investigated. Individuals can speak confidentially to professional staff at the Counseling Center, Health Services, the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center (SRSAC), Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire or the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. If reporting seems like the best option, contacting the local police, University Policy Department, and/or Georgia Southern Equal Opportunity & Title IX office are all available resources.

Georgia Southern University Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office
Office: 912-478-5136
president.georgiasouthern.edu/eeo-titleix

Georgia Southern University Police Department
Statesboro campus: 912-478-5234
Armstrong and Liberty campuses: 912-344-3333

Sexual Assault Response Team Sponsored Curricula

In conjunction with other campus departments, the SART team is proud to sponsor comprehensive sexual assault response curricula. For more information about SART sponsored curricula, please follow the links below.

Sexual Assault Response Team Sponsored Events

Last updated: 7/26/2021