Wayne State University and the broader community offer resources for individuals who have experienced intimate partner (domestic/dating) violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sexual harassment.
Brandy Banks, Title IX Director
Location: 4249 Faculty Administration Building (FAB)
The Title IX Director can assist with implementation of appropriate supportive measures, which may include restrictions on contact between the parties, course-related adjustments, and changes in work or housing locations, where available.
Location: 301 Student Center Building
The Dean of Students Office is committed to helping students develop a greater sense of self-awareness and to provide support on their paths toward becoming more engaged and productive global citizens. The Dean of Students Office also serves as a resource for all members of our campus community – students, faculty and staff. DOSO recognizes that issues may arise when students make choices that conflict with the values and policies of the University. DOSO works with students to address these issues, while focusing on what may be causing the behavior. DOSO educates students with regard to all aspects of the student conduct process, while ensuring fair treatment of everyone involved. In addition to working with student conduct, the Dean of Students Office coordinates support and intervention for students in times of challenge or crisis. In some cases, students may be experiencing certain issues for the first time, while for others these issues may be ongoing. DOSO assists in connecting WSU students with campus services and resources that cultivate student success and development. Dean David Strauss is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and works with the Title IX Director to assist in ensuring that students involved in Title IX investigations receive appropriate interim measures and notice of available resources and support.
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.
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, men's and women's wellness exams, illness visits, and STI & HIV testing, treatment, and health counseling. The CHC accepts insurance, offers reduced fees, and provides some free services.
Location: 306 Education Building
The Counseling and Testing Center provides free comprehensive mental health services for students and the local community as part of an advanced graduate educational program in which counselors-in-training serve under licensed professional faculty supervision. The Counseling Center offers both individual and group counseling.
Location: 60 Farnsworth Street, Rackham Building
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.
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, Sexual Harassment Policy and Sexual Assault Policy where the respondent is a faculty or staff member. 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.
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.
24-Hour Crisis Pager: 313-430-8000
WC SAFE provides compassionate and trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual assault. The organization is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All services are free of charge and available to ALL ages – men, women, and children. Medical-forensic exams (also known as rape kits) are provided up to 5 days after an assault. Counseling and advocacy services are available to anyone who identifies as a survivor of sexual assault, sexual abuse or incest--no matter when it occurred. WC SAFE services are available to anyone, no matter where they live or where they were assaulted. All hospitals in Wayne County will contact WC SAFE to provide care and support for anyone being treated following a sexual assault.
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
24-Hour Crisis/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)
24-Hour Crisis/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.
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. The organization also partners with Wayne County Safe (WC SAFE) to provide local crisis hotline coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
Location: 158 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 586-463-6990
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, both locally and throughout the state of Michigan.
Location: 2727 Second Avenue, Suite 162, Detroit, MI 48201
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 248-334-1274
SASHA Center is a sexual assault service, prevention, and educational agency that provides support groups for survivors of sexual assault. All support groups are free and confidential.
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
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online 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.
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Online Chat (8 AM-3 AM daily)
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 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 AM daily through their confidential, one-on-one internal chat messaging system.
24-Hour Advocate Support Line: 1-866-331-9474
Online Chat (24/7): Chat with a Peer Advocate
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 (9 AM-7 PM, Monday-Friday): 1-855-484-2846
Online Chat (10 AM-6 PM Monday-Friday)
The Stalking Resource Center (SRC) is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The SRC 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, #115, 5200 Anthony Wayne Drive.
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.