How to Get Help

Immediate Assistance

In the event of a sexual assault, various resources are available to students and employees both on and off campus. In an emergency, all campus community members may contact the Office of Public Safety at 502.272.7777 or may call 911.

For immediate medical attention, the following off-campus resources are recommended:
University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

The Center for Women & Families
927 South Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201

Survivors of sexual assault are urged to seek medical attention. In addition to ensuring an individual’s personal safety, medical centers are staffed by professionals trained to assist survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, both University of Louisville Hospital and The Center for Women and Families, are equipped with critical forensic testing capabilities that provide for evidence collection within 72 hours of an attack. Evidence from a sexual assault can be held for up to 30 days by law enforcement while you decide whether to prosecute.

For on-campus confidential medical attention, survivors of sexual assault may visit Bellarmine Health Services in Newman Hall. Health Services is staffed by three nurse practitioners and a full-time registered nurse. The majority of services offered through Health Services are free to students. Appointments with Health Services may be made by calling 502.272.8313.

Trained on- and off-campus advocates and counselors who can provide an immediate confidential response in a crisis situation include:

On-Campus Name and Contact Information:
Gary Petiprin, Director of the Counseling Center
Allen 403

Marlana Bragg, Counseling Center
Allen 403

Alice Kimble, Director of Health Services
Newman Hall

Off-Campus Name and Contact Information:
The Center for Women and Families
927 S 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40201
1.844.237.2331 or 502.581.7200

Off-Campus for Staff/Employees Name and Contact Information:
Human Development Company
502.589.HELP (4357)