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Emergency Resources for Students
- W&L Student Health Center: (540) 458-8401
Your concern will be assessed by a nurse who can contact the on-call physician or the counselor on-call if needed.
For immediate help or safety concerns:
For immediate medical or psychological care:
It is important that you do not shower, eat, drink or change your clothes before evidence is collected. Doing so may destroy important physical evidence that could be used if you decide to prosecute the assailant.
- Student Health Center: (540) 458-8401
- Augusta Health: 78 Medical Center Drive, Fishersville, VA, (540) 332-4423
This is the closest hospital if a sexual assault evidence collection exam is desired. Public Safety can assist with transportation. Coordinate through the Student Health Center.
- Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital: 1 Health Circle, Lexington, VA, (540) 458-3300
For STI evaluation/treatment and pregnancy prevention only. This facility does not offer sexual assault evidence collection.
Changes in four basic physical signs indicate an emergency situation. If one of these signs is out of normal range, call 911 immediately. If vital signs are slowing, do not wait - get emergency help! Remember P-U-B-S:
- Pulse: Should be between 50 and 140 beats per minute, not irregular
- Unresponsive: Does not respond to a firm pinch.
- Breathing: Should be at least 9 breaths per minute, not slow and shallow
- Skin: Should not be cold, clammy or blue
- University Counseling Center: (540) 458-8590
- After Hours Emergency Counselor-on-Call: (540) 458-8401
- Faculty, staff, family, or friends concerned about the mental health of a student may contact University Counseling for advice.
- For information about signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior or for information about helping a friend in crisis, please visit our health library resources at go.wlu.edu/healthlibrary.
- If you are worried about a student who refuses to seek help, consider contacting the Dean of Students, who has the authority to act to preserve the safety of the student, or others.
- Public Safety Office: (540) 458-8999
If you are being stalked, threatened, or have concerns about your personal safety, the Public Safety Office can offer assistance and get you home safely.
- Traveller: (540) 458-8900
If you need a safe ride, Traveller can dispatch a vehicle to get you home.
Use the anonymous on-line crime reporting form to report bias based or "hate crimes." The link also allows the anonymous reporting of other crimes and will assist in the annual Campus Security Act (Clery Act) reporting required by law. Information submitted via this link goes only to Public Safety. The identity of the reporting party will not be available to Public Safety or any other office in the University. Public Safety will make every effort to investigate the report, though in some cases it may be difficult to conduct a thorough investigation based only on an anonymous complaint.