Sexual Assault Resources
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you are not in immediate danger there are many existing resources for you.
Sexual Assault Resource Card
Anyone can be affected by sexual violence. If you or someone you know needs resources or have questions Texas State can help. We have compiled a sexual assault resource card with both confidential support and reporting resources. Download a sexual assault resource card. For more resources, visit the Supporting and Reporting For All Bobcats webpage.
Texas State Student Health Center
The Texas State Student Health Center provides confidential medical care and referrals to hospitals for a forensic sexual assault exam (rape kit). To make an appointment call 512.245.2161.
Texas State Counseling Center
The Texas State Counseling Center provides Individual and group counseling services free of charge to currently enrolled Texas State students. Located on the 5th floor at LBJ Student Center. To make an appointment call 512-245-2208. The primary focus of the Counseling Center is to provide short-term counseling to help students deal with personal and adjustment issues that may interfere with the ability to progress academically to their fullest potential. Students meet with clinicians to discuss a variety of concerns. The Texas State Counseling Center offer counseling services in both English and Spanish.
HCWC (Hays-Caldwell Women's Center)
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) serves men, women and children who have experienced or, believe to be victims of, dating violence, sexual violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in central Texas. HCWC offers free counseling services to acquaintances, friends, family, partners of survivors, and anyone else who has been adversely affected by sexual violence. HCWC offers counseling services in both English and Spanish. For questions or to make an appointment call 512-396-3404.
For additional support call the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Anyone, of any sex, race, ability, gender, gender identity, and gender expression can experience sexual assault. If you’ve been sexually assaulted—even if you are not sure—you can contact HCWC’s hotline or RAINN for free, confidential help day or night.
HCWC has a 24-hour hotline for anyone who has experienced or believes they have experienced dating violence, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault. All calls are completely anonymous and confidential.
HCWC's trained hot line operators are ready to provide you with resources or assistance. Everyone is welcome to call—not only survivors, but also their friends and family, as well as anyone with a question about sexual assault or how to support a survivor in their own lives.
For immediate, anonymous support call: 512.396.4357.
If you were assaulted less than 96 hours ago, there is still a chance to have a forensic exam to collect DNA evidence. Even if the window for a forensic exam has passed, medical attention may still be an important step if you are experiencing bleeding, physical discomfort or any other abnormal symptoms. Although they cannot collect forensic evidence, you can still file a police report if you so desire, though individuals do not have to file a police report to have an exam administered.
If a survivor chooses to go to the hospital for a forensic exam, they have the right to have state-certified advocate accompaniment. HCWC trains and sends out advocates to Hays and Caldwell County hospitals for survivors of sexual assault and family violence.
An advocate is dispatched when HCWC is contacted by the hospital telling them a survivor has arrived or is in route. The advocate will stay the duration of the exam and provide a number services to both the survivor and their friends and family who might have accompanied them.
Title IX - Academic Investigation
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sexual discrimination in federally funded educational programs or activities. Under Title IX individuals are protected against discrimination based on sex.
Individuals can file a report for any of the following instances of sexual misconduct:
- Sexual Assault
- Dating Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Exploitation
- Sexual Intimidation (Cyber-stalking, Indecent Exposure, etc.)
You can file a report for someone else. You can file a report anonymously. You can file a report using a pseudonym. If you or someone you know are interested in filing a formal complaint through the Title IX office please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 512.245.2539 or email titleIX@txstate.edu. Filing a report with Title IX opens up an academic investigation, not a criminal investigation. If individuals want to pursue a criminal investigation, they can contact Texas State Police Department or San Marcos Police Department.