Resources are available for individuals who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct. Wayne State University and various organizations in the broader community offer crisis intervention, safety planning, information, referrals, and support for victims, concerned individuals (friends/family/co-workers), and others seeking information and guidance to help someone they know.
Title IX Office
Brandy Banks, Title IX Coordinator and Director
Location: 4249 Faculty Administration Building (FAB)
The Title IX Coordinator is available to:
- help individuals understand their rights and the Title IX grievance process;
- provide referrals to support, counseling, and advocacy resources both on-campus and off;
- coordinate supportive measures, which may include restrictions on contact between involved parties, course-related adjustments, and changes to campus employment or housing assignments;
- assist with understanding the process for filing a formal complaint with the University and with law enforcement.
WSU Police Department
Location: 6050 Cass, Detroit, MI 48202
Anonymous Reporting: Online Confidential Tip Form
The WSUPD is committed to providing students, staff, faculty, visitors, and guests with prompt, courteous, and professional police services 24 hours a day. To report to University law enforcement, contact the WSUPD by phone at 313-577-2222 or in-person at 6050 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Criminal activity can also be reported via the Online Confidential Tip Form.
Dean of Students Office (DOSO)
Location: 301 Student Center Building
The Dean of Students Office coordinates support and intervention for students in times of challenge or crisis. The Dean of Students also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Location: 552 Student Center Building
Crisis/Information & Referral Line (nights/weekends/university closures): 313-577-9982
CAPS provides free and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students. The licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers at CAPS promote a culture of understanding and growth through individual and group counseling. CAPS also provides consultation and outreach to the university community in support of student welfare.
Campus Health Center
Location: 5285 Anthony Wayne Drive
The Campus Health Center provides a wide range of health care services to currently enrolled students including, but not limited to physicals, wellness exams, illness visits, and sexual health testing and treatment. The CHC accepts insurance, offers reduced fees, and provides some free services.
The Counseling and Testing Center - College of Education
Location: 306 Education Building
The Counseling and Testing Center provides free comprehensive mental health services as part of an advanced graduate educational program in which counselors-in-training serve under licensed professional faculty supervision. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling.
Employee Assistance Program
WSU's Employee Assistance Program provides confidential counseling, coaching, crisis intervention and community resource referrals to full-time faculty and staff and eligible family members. This resource is available by phone 24 hours a day.
WSU Psychology Clinic
Location: 5229 Cass Avenue
The WSU Psychology Clinic serves as the training facility for the Department of Psychology Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. The clinic provides affordable psychological assessment and treatment to students, staff, and the local community on a sliding-fee scale - No insurance accepted.
Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
Location: 4324 Faculty Administration Building
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for the implementation of the University's Non-Discrimination/Affirmative Action Policies. The OEO follows the procedures under the Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Process to ensure that employees and students are not discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status. Any member of the campus community, including students, staff, and faculty, may file a complaint with the OEO.
Location: 790 Student Center Building
The Ombuds Office provides a safe place to ask for help on campus. Students may contact the Office of the Ombudsperson when they need clarification on Wayne State policies and procedures, when they have a university-related problem that has not been resolved by regular university procedures, or when they have university-related questions for which they cannot find an answer. The Ombudsperson strives to see that student needs are met and that students can focus on making academic progress at Wayne State.
Office of Internal Audit
Location: 3300 Academic Administration Building
Anonymous Reporting: Online Tip Form
Faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders may anonymously report suspicious activity to the Office of Internal Audit. Tips related to other areas of governance (i.e., Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity, Public Safety, etc.) will be forwarded to the appropriate department for further review in accordance with their respective policies and procedures.
Michigan Sexual Assault and Abuse Hotline
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 855-864-2374
24-Hour Text Messaging: 866-238-1454
The Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline provides confidential and immediate crisis counseling and referrals. Survivors may also text 866-238-1454 for confidential help at any time.
Avalon Healing Center
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 313-474-7233
General Phone: 313-964-9701
Location: 2727 Second Avenue, Suite 300 Detroit, Michigan 48201
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted recently or sometime in the past, Avalon Healing Center can help. Compassionate, trauma-informed forensic examiners and advocates respond as a team to hospital and clinic sites throughout Wayne County to provide immediate support, information, resources and referrals to survivors and their supportive loved ones. Forensic examiners are available free of charge 24/7 to ensure patients know their options and all information available to make the best decision for themselves. In addition to immediate crisis intervention, Avalon Healing Center offers a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of survivors--including counseling, housing/shelter advocacy, transportation and legal advocacy. All services are free, confidential, and available to anyone, no matter where they live or where they were assaulted.
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Location: 4201 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201
Emergency Room Phone: 313-745-3356
Main Phone: 313-745-3000
Detroit Receiving offers expertise in many specialty areas including emergency medicine and trauma. Medical-forensic services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) with specialized training in providing comprehensive care to survivors of sexual assault.
Detroit Police Victim's Assistance Program
Information & Referral Line: 313-833-1660
The Victim's Assistance Program strives to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and homicide by providing free crisis intervention, follow-up counseling, support services, and prevention programs.
Domestic Violence Victim Advocate (Detroit Police Department-3rd Precinct)
Information & Referral Line: 313-334-7922
Victim Advocates are available through the Detroit Service Corps to assist with filing for a Personal Protection Order (PPO), safety planning, and connecting individuals with resources and support. Please note, individuals may leave a voice message for response by the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate. However, the line is not monitored 24/7 and should not be utilized for emergencies or crisis situations.
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 734-722-6800
First Step provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence including legal, financial, medical, and housing information and support.
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 248-334-1274
HAVEN is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader that provides programs to promote violence-free homes and communities and helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy, and educational programming.
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 586-463-6990
Location: 158 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Turning Point provides Personal Protection Order (PPO) process assistance, support groups, individual/group counseling, advocacy and a safe haven for domestic and sexual assault survivors.
Planned Parenthood-Detroit Health Center
Location: 4229 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
The Planned Parenthood Detroit Health Center provides STD Testing, treatment & vaccines, emergency contraception, HIV testing, and other health care services.
24-Hour Hotlines, Online Chat Support and Other National Resources
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Live Chat (24/7)
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline which is made up of a network of independent sexual assault service providers who answer calls to a single, nationwide hotline number. The hotline combines the advantages of a national organization with the abilities and expertise of local programs to provide information about support, laws, and resources in your community. One nationwide hotline makes it easier for survivors to be connected with the local help and resources they deserve. Confidential support from a trained support specialist is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through RAINN's Online Hotline confidential chat system.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential one-on-one support to women, men, children, and families affected by domestic violence. The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers, and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. Confidential support is also available through one-on-one chat with a trained advocate.
Love is Respect
24-Hour Advocate Support Line: 866-331-9474
Text "loveis" to 22522. Message and Data Rates May Apply.
Love is Respect advocates receive 40+ hours of training on dating abuse, domestic violence, and healthy relationships. They are available 24/7 to offer crisis intervention, information, and support to young people with questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Advocates can also help create a plan of action and provide referrals to additional resources.
Information & Referral Line (8:30 AM-7:30 PM, Monday-Friday): 855-484-2846
Live Chat (8:30 AM-7:30 PM, Monday-Friday)
VictimConnect is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The VictimConnect website provides information about stalking statutes, safety planning, protection orders, and other online resources. VictimConnect specialists are available by phone or online chat to assist victims of any crime in locating appropriate national, local, or online referrals.
Other important considerations for assistance and support
If you have experienced physical, sexual, or relationship violence, Detroit Receiving Hospital and Wayne County SAFE offer treatment of injuries, evidence collection or "rape kits", and medication for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention. Forensic exams can be obtained for up to 5 days after an assault and are done at no cost to the patient. In addition, financial assistance, where needed, may be available through the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission. Assistance can also be obtained at the Campus Health Center.
If you choose to have a rape kit performed:
- Do not wash anything (including your hands, mouth and face.)
- Do not wash or comb your hair.
- Do not shower or clean yourself in any way.
- Do not change your clothes.
- Bring an extra set of clothes with you to the hospital.