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STOP Violence Program
Dean of Students Office
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Department 3135
Knight Hall Room 118
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

(307) 766-3296
Office Hours: 8am-5pm

mselheim@uwyo.edu

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STOP Violence Program
SAFE Project 24-hr HOTLINE:
307-745-3556
Walk-In Hours: 10am-4pm
Dean of Students Office
Department 3135
Knight Hall 118
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3296
Email: stopviolence@uwyo.edu

While everyone responds to the trauma of sexual assault differently, there are some common themes that you may experience.secret

You may experience:

  • Changes in appetite (eating too much/too little, not feeling hungry, etc)
  • Changes in sleeping patterns, difficulty falling asleep, having nightmares
  • Feeling shocked, numb, or detached from reality
  • Feeling ill or nauseous
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling dissociated from the event
  • Inability to remember details of the event
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Discomfort with sex
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Fear of being damaged or worthless
  • Feeling responsible for the attack
  • Feeling guilty, shameful, or embarrassed
  • Feeling mood
  • A lack of interest in things that once made you happy
  • Feeling anxious or jittery
  • Denying anything actually happened
  • Difficulties with interpersonal or romantic relationships
  • Decline in academic or work performance

If you have been sexually assaulted:

Go to a safe place.  You may want to contact someone you know and trust to be with you.

Contact a resource.  On campus, please call Campus Police (911 or 307-766-8989).
You always have the option of contacting an off-campus resource.  The Albany County SAFE Project hosts a 24-hr. hotline: 1-800-230-3556.

Preserve evidence.  If can avoid it, please do not shower, change clothes, douche or brush your teeth.  It is very important to preserve evidence for evidence collection, which provides proof of a criminal offense should you decide to press charges.

Seek medical treatment.  Above all, you need to take care of yourself.  You can go to Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Student Health Services, or talk with the STOP Violence Coordinator or the SAFE Project to find locations where you can receive treatment for injuries and tests for pregnancy and/or STDs. 

If you would like to make a report:

There are a couple of ways that you can make a report. 

LPD: If you would like to make a report through the Laramie City Police Department, you can contact the department by calling 307-721-3547 or going to the headquarters at 620 Plaza Court P.O. Box C Laramie, WY  82073.

UWPD: If you would like to make a report through the University of Wyoming Police Department, you can contact the department by calling (307) 766-5179 or going to the headquarters at 1426 E. Flint Laramie, WY 82071.

Anonymously: If you would like to make an anonymous report, you can visit the UWPD webpage and fill out a confidential report form.

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