Sexual is assault is any unwanted sexual contact. Sexual assault includes the full range of sexual behaviors from fondling, kissing and oral sex all the way to completed rape. Sexual assault can be terrifying and often leaves survivors feeling panicked, afraid, completely unsafe, guilty, confused, and isolated.
The first thing that we want you to know is that we care about what has happened to you. At Baylor there is a community of caring professionals who want to help you recover from this experience. We will not blame you for what has happened to you, and want you to know that if you have been assaulted, it's not your fault.
Sexual assault often generates a feeling of your life being out of control. We will not try to take control of your recovery, or require you to respond in a certain way. We simply want to help you feel safe, and to provide you with the very best resources. We believe that it takes strength to survive an assault, and that your strength will enable you to overcome your fear and pain. We also want to add our strength to yours so that you can have the best possible outcome.
- Baylor Counseling Center, 254-710-2647
- Baylor University Police Department, 254-710-2222
- Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center (100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard, Waco), 254-202-2000
- Providence Hospital (6901 Medical Parkway, Waco), 254-751-4000; 354-751-4180 (Emergency room)
- Waco Advocacy Center, , 254-752-7233; 888-867-7233 (National toll free)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800-656-HOPE
- Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
- Counseling Center Village (free resource)
- The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women