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24/7 HELP

Providence Police​​​

Emergency: 911 (9-911 from campus phone)

Providence College Safety & Security

Emergency: (401) 865-2222

Confidential Resources 
Answering Serv​ice

To access confidential resources fr​om the Personal 
Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
Available 24/7: (401) 865-1333​

Providence College Office of Resident Life

Hall Director On-Call: (401) 639-9110

Day One - The Sexual Assault 
& Trauma Resource Center

24 Hour Confidential Helpline: 1 (800) 494-8100​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

V.A.S.E. - Victim Advocacy, Support & ​Education

Day One Advocacy Coordinator (Courtney Miner) : (401) 280-0564​

Additional Contact Information - Including Confidential Resources​​​​

What to do if You, or Someone You Know, is the Victim of Sexual Assault or Relationship Violence

​Students and employees who experience sexual assault or relationship violence have several options after an incident.  ​​​​​​

​Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Medical attention is critical so that any injuries (including internal injuries) or infections that may have resulted from the incident can be treated. 

  • Any hospital emergency room is able to care for the immediate needs of all victims of sexual assault, including women, men, and transgender individuals; however, whenever possible, victims are encouraged to go to a hospital with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program.  SANE Programs have specially trained nurses who conduct examinations and collect evidence.  In Rhode Island, Women & Infants Hospital (101 Dudley St., Providence RI 02905)​ and Hasbro Children’s Hospital (593 Eddy St, Providence RI ​02903​) have SANE Programs.    ​​

    • Individuals do not have to provide health insurance information to the hospital and the hospital cannot refuse treatment.  Individuals who do not want their insurance company to be billed should indicate to the hospital receptionist/clerk that they are “self-pay” and do not want to use insurance for the visit.  
    • Forensic evidence (aka "rape kit") can be collected for up to 96 hours (4 days) after an assault.  
    • There is no charge for sexual assault evidence collection (aka “rape kit”) .​  ​
    • ​Getting a medical exam does not mean that students have to press criminal charges; however, a medical exam will help to preserve evidence if students choose to press charges at some point.
    • Students and employees are advised to preserve and record evidence, as follows:  do not wash anything (body, hair, clothing), and do not comb hair, change clothes, douche or use the toilet; bring an extra set of clothing to the hospital (or bring the clothing worn at the time of the incident to the hospital in a paper bag); make notes to create a description of the assailant, where the assault occurred, and a description and direction of travel of any vehicle involved. 

Secure Safety Assistance

In some circumstances, students and employees may need safety-related assistance.  

The Office of Safety & Security, Residence Life staff and/or local police can assist and are available 24/7.  

  • ​​​Providence Police​
    • Emergency: 911 (9-911 from campus phone)
  • ​​​Providence College Safety & Security
    • ​Emergency: 401.865.2222 
  • ​Providence College Office of Residence Life
    • Hall Director on Call: 401.639.9110​​

​Information about confidential resources/assistance for students and employees, including those available 24/7, can be found on the "Talk to Someone​" page.​

Learn More About Available Resources

Providence College provides a range of resources, services, and support for victims of sexual misconduct.  To find somebody to talk to, or to learn more about how to file a report, please visit our Resour​ces​ page.​