Help & Support
Johns Hopkins University is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. If you have been sexually assaulted or a victim of sexual violence, we urge you to reach out to a counselor for emotional support and get medical care. We also stand ready to assist you with a complaint through JHU and/or local law enforcement.
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Emotional Support & Counseling
JHU provides emotional support and counseling services through its Counseling Center, the Student Assistance Program, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. In addition to scheduled appointments with a counselor, students may talk with an on-call counselor 24/7 by calling the Sexual Assault Helpline at 410-516-7333."I was sexually assaulted. What should I do?"
Sexual Assault Helpline
The Sexual Assault Helpline (410-516-7333) is a confidential service of the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. Trained professional counselors are available to students, and offer support, provide resources or answer questions 24/7.
Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Response Coordinator
Alyse Campbell is the confidential Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Response Coordinator. She is able to act as a confidential source or help students navigate reporting.Talk to a Counselor
Victims are encouraged to seek medical care from a hospital equipped with a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) program. The following hospitals in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas are staffed with specially trained registered nurses and are available to provide discreet and confidential medical forensic services:
Mercy Hospital (24/7)
301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21011
Student Health and Wellness Center
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, N200
Baltimore, MD 21218
Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
6701 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
Carroll Hospital Center
200 Memorial Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
Howard County General
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
MedStar Washington Hospital Center (24/7)
110 Irving Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Victims in other locales should contact the closest local hospital and inquire about the nearest medical facility equipped with medical forensic services.
JHU’s Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) is a volunteer student group that refers survivors to resources and raises awareness about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. SARU runs a peer support line for those affected by sexual assault and individuals who are concerned about a friend or loved one. The support line is staffed by student responders. For a confidential resource, please call the Sexual Assault Helpline or your school’s designated counseling service, noted above.
SARU also provides peer education focused primarily on what constitutes consent, what factors contribute to rape culture, and how to respond appropriately to survivors. By hosting speakers, putting on poster campaigns, and creating peer-to-peer activities, SARU raises awareness of sexual assault and promotes consent and mutual respect in all sexual encounters. Please note that because SARU is a student group, its members are not required to report received calls to JHU campus officials. Students should be aware that information shared with SARU does not constitute a report or complaint of sexual violence filed with JHU. Accordingly, if you wish to file a complaint, please click here to learn more about JHU’s complaint processes
The SARU support line number is 410-516-7887 and the SARU email is firstname.lastname@example.org.