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Women & Gender Equity CenterSexual Assault & Violence Reporting

For emergencies, please contact ODU Police at 757-683-4000 or 911 for your local law enforcement.



Reporting Options


The University's SAFE Program is committed to providing support and resources to assist students that encounter crimes involving sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking. Impacted students should refer to these resources to learn more about reporting options and support services. Please note these incidents might also fall under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, which is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. So, it is important for students to contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity/Title IX Coordinator to learn more about how this law applies to their case.

University Reporting Options

Old Dominion University provides reporting options for students to report incidents through the University's Police and Institutional Equity and Diversity personnel.

Confidential Advocacy & Support

The confidential support services available to students who wish to utilize them. For immediate consultation and crises support students may contact the University's Victim Advocate and the YWCA. The YWCA also provides accompaniment to the hospital for evidence collection, visits to the police and court, among other Ongoing counseling may be obtained through Old Dominion University's Counseling Services and the YWCA. Military affiliated students may also contact the Department of Defense (DoD) Safe 24/7 Helpline at 877-995-5247

People Served

The Women & Gender Equity Center is committed to serving all students by providing accessible, free, culturally competent, and confidential advocacy and services to all survivors and their allies.

However, we recognize that there are some communities who have been disproportionately or differently impacted by sexual assault/interpersonal violence and their access to services.





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