Resources for Victims
Any member of the university who has experienced sexual misconduct may seek immediate assistance from the resources below.
If you were Sexually Assaulted:
- Get to a safe place
- Tell someone who will help and support you. Call a trusted friend or family member. Contact one of the confidential resources listed below.
- Seek medical care. A sexual assault may result in injuries that are not visible. Your own family care physician can provide medical assistance and treatment. Medical professionals are not required to call law enforcement when treating an adult patient for a sexual assault. You may also have a Sexual Assault Exam, performed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The SANE will collect evidence and treat any injuries you may have sustained, but must be done within 5 days of the assault. The exam can be completed even if you choose not to involve police and file a report.
- Medical testing. If you suspect you were drugged, you should be tested, ideally within 24 hours of ingestion.
- Pregnancy. If you want a pill to prevent pregnancy ("Morning After Pill"), it can be obtained over the counter at a pharmacy or at Student Health and Wellness.
- Preserve evidence. If you think you want evidence collected, do not bathe, douche, shower, brush your teeth, or go to the bathroom. Do not change your clothes. Keep any clothing or sheets, blankets, etc, undisturbed. If they must be moved, keep each item separate and do not place them into a plastic bag. Do not delete or destroy and text messages, emails, voicemails, written notes, or any other documents that be relevant.
- Report to the Police. To file a report or to learn about your options regarding reporting, contact the University or Kingsville Police Department.
University Police Department: (361) 593-2611; Seale Hall, located at the corner of Armstrong and Santa Gertrudis
Kingsville Police Department: (361) 592-4311; 1700 E King Ave. Kingsville, TX 78363
The law enforcement agencies listed above are available for emergency response, facilitating medical transport, investigating incidents of a criminal nature, referrals, and preserving evidence. UPD officers are required to report allegations of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network https://www.rainn.org
Offers a Free, Confidential, National Sexual Assault Hotline available 24/7
Women’s Shelter of South Texas https://www.womenshelters.org/
Offers a Free, Confidential Hotline and information on local services
Student Health and Wellness http://www.tamuk.edu/shw/
Students may make an appointment with a Licensed Professional Counselor
Employee Assistance Program http://www.deeroaks.com/
Offers assistance 24/7 for TAMUK employees including free and confidential assessments, referrals, and counseling.