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Welcome to the Inter-Cooperative Council Sexual Harassment Resource Team Wiki

 


News & Information

  • The Inter-Cooperative Council Sexual Harassment Resource Team (SHRT) is in the process of redefining its mission and services. If you are an ICC member (or former member), we want to know your opinion! Please take a moment to respond to this short survey.

  • NASCO Institute 2007, "Beyond Capitalism: Cooperative Tools for Economic Justice," is coming to Ann Arbor November 2 - 4, 2007. The Institute will include several courses that may be of interest to co-opers who want to learn more about gender issues and rape and sexual assault as they relate to cooperative communities. Click here to learn more!

  • The Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape and University Women Against Rape are looking for activists, community organizers, fundraisers, musicians, poets, publicists, storytellers, and survivors to plan Take Back the Night 2008. Visit the TBTN Web site or e-mail TBTN to find out more.

 

In Case of Sexual Assault

What to do if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted (or suspected) in the past 72 hours

Sexual Assault is a very traumatic experience and it is a crime. Even though you may not be sure whether you are going to prosecute at this time, collecting evidence is critical and is time sensitive. If you are not sure whether you were sexually assaulted or not, we still encourage you to come to a hospital's emergency room for examination. The following points are critical:

  • Do not eat or drink

  • Do not change your clothes

  • If you did change your clothes, do not wash them. Place them in a brown paper bag, and bring items with you to the ER.

  • Do not shower or bathe.

  • Do not use toilet tissue when urinating; use the underwear that you have on.

  • Try not to urinate in the event that you were given a drug prior to the assault, or bring the urine with you in a clean container.

How to Report

  • Report the sexual assault to the police agency in the county where the assault has occurred.
  • Report the sexual assault in the county where you live.
  • Call 911 and report the sexual assault.
  • Go to an Emergency Department at any hospital.
  • Emergency Contacts:
  • Ann Arbor Police/Ypsilanti Police: 911 (from a non-campus phone)
  • Domestic Violence Project/Safe House: 734-995-5444
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 734-712-3000
  • U-M Department of Public Safety: 911 (from a U-M campus phone)
  • U-M Hospital Emergency Room: 734-936-6666
  • U-M Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC): 734-936-3333

What to Report

  • Your legal name
  • The name of the person who has sexually assaulted you
  • A specific address where the assault took placeDate and time the assault took place

 

What to do if your assault took place greater than 72 hours ago

  • For health care concerns, follow up with your primary care doctor or a local clinic for STD testing, medical treatment or other needs.

  • For legal support, report to law enforcement as indicated above.

  • For counseling, contact Safe House, U-M Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Center, or your local mental health provider.

  • Patients who are 18 years and younger, who have been assaulted, greater than 72 hours should result in a phone call to the University of Michigan’s Child Protection Team (CPT 734-763-0215) or the Social Worker on-call (734-936-4000). If you are uncertain of the time frame you would follow this same procedure.

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