The S.A.F.E. Mission
The Sexual Assualt Free Environment (SAFE) program educates the ODU community on issues of relationship and sexual violence, provides advocacy and support for survivors, and empowers everyone on campus to recognize and stop abuse and sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a broad term that encompasses any forcible sexual activity that occurs without the victim's consent. It is a crime of violence, power and control; and it is one of the most under reported crimes in the United States. Nationally, a person is sexually assaulted every 2-3 minutes.
In North American colleges, about 1:4 women have been the victim of rape or an attempted rape. 15% of male college students
have attempted intercourse with an unwilling female at least once. Old Dominion University has recognized this reality and
has devoted staff and other resources to ensure the most appropriate and sensitive response to members of our campus community
who experience sexual assault.
Reporting a Sexual Assault Incident
Faculty & Staff: Sexual Assault Incident Report (SAIR) Form
Students: Contact the Assistant Director, Joann Bautti at 757-683-4109 or visit The Women's Center, 1000 Webb Center, 8am-5pm M-F. For 24-hour assistance call ODU Police Department at 757-683-4000 or 911.
ODU Women's Center - 757-683-4109
Response Sexual Assault Support Services of the YWCA - 757-622-4300 (24-hr hotline), 757-623-2115 (office).
ODU Counseling Services - 757-683-4401
Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group - Hosted by ODU's Counseling Services, for more information click on the link.
Know your rights
A Monarch's Guide: Your Rights, Responsibilities, Services, and Support
A Monarch's Guide: For Faculty and Staff
How you can help
Facts and Information
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