On- and Off-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources:

The following are hotline numbers and websites that may be useful for you, a friend, or a family member.

All these hotlines have staff available to talk anytime day or night. The 1-800 phone calls are free and anonymous.

If someone needs to talk about feeling alone, sad or depressed:

Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to https://www.thehopeline.com/ and click ‘Get Help’ for a list of phone numbers and online chat websites.

If someone needs to talk about being hurt by or are afraid of a dating partner:

Call 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or go to https://www.thehotline.org/.

If someone needs to talk about being stalked, unwanted sexual activity or dating violence (even if this happened a long time ago):

Call 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673). You can also go to https://www.rainn.org/ and click ‘Live Chat’ at the top of the page to chat with a counselor anonymously online or call the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-4HELPDC, https://dcvictim.org/.

For general concerns or if someone is in crisis, call the Collegiate Assistance Program (CAP) at 1-855-678-8679. CAP provides year-round access to prompt counseling services. Licensed clinicians and crisis intervention specialists will listen carefully to assess students’ needs and provide emotional support.

If someone needs immediate medical care or would like evidence to be collected after a sexual assault, call 1-844-4HELPDC to speak with an advocate and find out where to go. For more information about the exam, go to http://dcforensicnurses.org/

On-Campus Resources:

For more information about sexual assault, please visit: https://www.american.edu/ocl/promote-health/upload/Sexual-Violence-Definitions-and-resources.pdf

For confidential on-campus support and assistance navigating available resources, contact OASIS, Health Promotion and Advocacy Center, 202-885-7070, oasis@american.edu, https://www.american.edu/ocl/promote-health/OASIS.cfm, The Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence (OASIS) has two victim advocates. The advocates can provide emotional support, as well as information about university procedures and resources, local resources related to law enforcement or legal options, medical resources, and university academic and housing options.

For confidential counseling services, contact the Counseling Center, MGC 214, 202-885-3500, https://www.american.edu/ocl/counseling/. The Counseling Center offers drop-in hours from 2 – 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Other confidential resources on campus include: The ordained clergy/chaplains at the Kay Spiritual Life Center, 202-885-3320, http://www.american.edu/ocl/kay/ or the medical staff at the Student Health Center.

For Public Safety assistance, contact AU Police / Public Safety, 202-885-3636 (emergency), 202-885-2527 (non-emergency), dps@american.edu

To file a Title IX complaint or for more information about your rights under Title IX, go to https://www.american.edu/ocl/TitleIX/index.cfm or call 202-885-3373. 

For follow-up (non-emergency) medical needs, contact the Student Health Center, McCabe 1st Floor, 202-885-3380, shc@american.edu

For LGBTQ, multicultural and additional resources, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, MGC 201, 202-885-3651, cdi@american.edu