Resource Guide

Medical/Forensic Exams

A basic forensic exam is free within 96 hours.

Avoid the following actions to help preserve biological or trace evidence before obtaining a forensic exam:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
  • Using the bathroom
  • Bath/shower
  • Changing clothes (if you do, put soiled clothes in a PAPER bag)
  • Brushing teeth
  • Using mouthwash
  • Washing hands

Sexual and interpersonal violence is an unfortunate reality on this campus and on campuses nationwide. Miami has numerous resources to support individuals affected by sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Unfortunately, many students are unaware the majority of individuals that commit these violations are known to the victim/survivor. This summary is designed to provide a basic guide to university resources regarding sexual and interpersonal violence.

How severe is the problem?

Miami provides complete information on crime statistics for all campuses as well as the City of Oxford. When reviewing statistics, remember that many more sexual and interpersonal violence violations occur here and elsewhere than are reported.

Although we continue to analyze data from Miami's 2016 Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey, the survey provides important information regarding the prevalence of violations, bystander action, and awareness on campus.

What if I or someone I know has been affected by sexual or interpersonal violence?

  • Seek medical help. Your physical health should be your first priority. Most local area hospitals have specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners. Victims are not billed for services. Survivors of sexual assault at Miami are also strongly encouraged to report it to police. Even if you don't know whether you want to prosecute, reporting will ensure the collection of evidence and the documentation of facts while they are still fresh in your mind. Contact information for area hospitals can be found in the list of Medical Services below.
  • Check out police resources. The Miami and Oxford Police have adopted a list of promises to survivors of sexual assault, including a pledge to treat every victim with respect and sensitivity and a pledge to take every case seriously and to investigate it thoroughly. Police also promise to assist victims as they navigate the legal system.
  • Find support. Listed below are various resources including confidential, reporting, medical, police, and others.  Please access the support and resources that you need.
  • Contact the victim/survivor support on campus. The coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs can offer support and inform you of available options. Becca Getson can be reached at 513-529-1870 or getsonra@miamioh.edu.
  • Seek counseling. On-call counselors can be reached at any time through the university police dispatcher 513-529-2222. A list of counseling resources can be found listed below.
  • Report the crime. Although victims are encouraged to pursue a criminal case, those who choose not to can still file a report with the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution (if the accused is a student) and/or the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity. In either case, the aggregate reports are included in the university's crime statistics. Cases may be pursued simultaneously in criminal court and through the university.
  • Access Miami's Title IX Protocol. This Protocol provides information for those affected by sexual and interpersonal violence, with resources for medical needs, support services, police reports, University investigation, and other resources.

Available Resources and Services

Confidential Resources

Speaking with these resources will not initiate a report to police or the university.

The Center for Family Solutions
400 North Erie Highway, Suite C, Hamilton, OH, 45011
513-887-4303

Crisis Text Line
Text “hello” to 741-741

Dove House, YWCA Hamilton
244 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011
1-800-618-6523

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital
110 N. Poplar St, Oxford, OH 45056
513-523-2111

Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline
1-844-OHIO-HELP (1-844-644-6435)

Student Counseling Services - Oxford
195 Health Services Center, Oxford
513-529-4634

The following individuals have been designated as specific counselors within Student Counseling Services for sexual and interpersonal violence:
  • Jennifer Young, PhD, Assistant Director for Outreach & Programming
  • John Ward, PhD, Associate Director for Clinical Services
  • Ashley Wilson, PsyD, Coordinator of Women's Services
  • Melissa Schultz, PhD, Prevention Specialist

Counseling Services - Hamilton
130 Rentschler Hall
513-785-3211

Counseling Services - Middletown
1 Johnston Hall
513-727-3308

Student Health Services
Health Services Center, Oxford
513-529-3000

Women Helping Women
6 S. 2nd St., Floor 8, Hamilton, OH 45011
24-hour Hotline: 1-877-899-5610

  • Nora McVey, Campus-Based Support Specialist
    Shriver 304Q
    Email: nmcvey@womenhelpingwomen.org
    Call/Text: 513-431-1111 (Available 10 am. to 6 p.m.)

Reporting Resources

Speaking with these resources initiates a report with police and/or university.

Miami University Police
Police Services Center
911 or 513-529-2222

Office of the Dean of Students
108 Warfield Hall
513-529-1877

Office of Ethics & Student Conflict Resolution
011 Warfield Hall
513-529-1417

Office of Equity & Equal Opportunity
Hanna House (East Spring St)
513-529-7157

Oxford Police Department
11 S. Poplar St, Oxford
911 or 513-523-4321

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response
104 Health Services Center
513-529-1870

For more information on Campus Security Authority, see the Police Department’s Campus Security Authority information.

For more information on Responsible Employee, see the Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination.

For more information on Title IX, see What is Title IX?

Medical Services

SANE of Butler County
SANE of Butler County is a private, non-profit (501c3) organization that was developed in 1998 to provide professional medical legal forensic examinations to serve the citizens of Butler County, Ohio.
513-889-5435
24/7 Answering Service: 800-642-9961 OR 513-330-6171

Area Hospitals

  • McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital
    110 N. Poplar St, Oxford, OH 45056
    513-523-2111
  • Fort Hamilton Hospital
    630 Eaton Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013
    513-867-2000
  • Atrium Medical Center
    1 Medical Center Dr, Middletown, OH 45005
    513-424-2111
  • Student Health Services (during regular business hours)
    Health Services Center, Oxford, OH 45056
    513-529-3000

Police Services

Oxford Police Department
11 S. Poplar St, Oxford
911 or 513-524-5240

Middletown Police Department
1 Donham Plaza, Middletown, OH 45042
911 or 513-425-7700

Hamilton Police Department
11 S. Poplar St, Oxford
911 or 513-868-5811

University Process

Title IX Protocol - Students

Title IX Protocol - Employees

OESCR (Office of Ethics & Student Conflict Resolution)
011 Warfield Hall
513-529-1417

OEEO (Office of Equity & Equal Opportunity)
Hanna House (East Spring St)
513-529-7157

Learn More/Get Involved

It’s On Us
Office of Student Wellness
102 Health Services Center
513-529-8544
PeerHealthEd@MiamiOH.edu

Women’s Center
127 McGuffey Hall
513-529-1510
WomensCenter@MiamiOH.edu

GLBTQ Services
3032 Armstrong Student Center
513-529-0831
GLBTQ@MiamiOH.edu

The Hub

State/National Organizations

OAESV (Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence)
216-658-1381 or 888-886-8388

ODVN (Ohio Domestic Violence Network)
800-934-9840

Stalking Resource Center

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
1-800-656-HOPE

What can I do to help prevent sexual and interpersonal violence?

Educating yourself about the problem is a good first step! Programs established to promote awareness among men and women regarding sexual assault include the following:

  • People Against Violence and Sexual Assault (PAVES)* — This student organization evolved from the student organization WAVES (Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault).  WAVES began during the 2007–2008 school year to promote awareness and education about issues surrounding sexual violence.
  • Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS)* — This program began during the 2001–2002 school year to address rape as a men’s issue. Male students meet in small, all-male groups to discuss how men can make a difference.
  • Summer Orientation Programming — During Orientation, students and their families receive information regarding sexual and interpersonal violence among college students. This program emphasizes the fact that most sexual assaults on campus involve acquaintances, information on what constitutes consent, and facilitates discussion of awareness, response, and prevention. 
  • BCRTA SafeRide — BCRTA provides on-demand transportation for students and employees during late-night hours. Call BCRTA at 513-785-5237 or 855-42-BCRTA (toll-free) for hours of operation and to schedule service.  Students and employees who present a valid Miami University ID pay no fare to use the SafeRide service.
  • Miami Police Victim Services— Includes answers to questions commonly asked by victims of crimes and promises to victims of crimes.

*Any student, staff, or faculty member can request an educational/interactive program by calling the Office of Student Wellness at 513-529-8544 or the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program at 513-529-1870.

Suggestions and comments regarding education, programming, awareness, and prevention

Your suggestions and comments on programming regarding sexual and interpersonal violence are encouraged. Please contact the Office of Student Wellness at PeerHealthEd@MiamiOH.edu

For more information regarding responding to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence

Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program: 513-529-1870
Miami Police: 513-529-2222
Dean of Students: 513-529-1877