Sexual misconduct resources
WSU's policies regarding sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault
Wayne State University and the broader community offer resources for individuals who have experienced domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex discrimination or harassment.
These agencies provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, referrals, and support for victims, concerned individuals (friends/family/co-workers), and others seeking information and guidance to help someone they know.
These resources include the following:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
552 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202
Crisis/information line (nights/weekends/university closures): 313-577-9982
CAPS provides free and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students. The licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers at CAPS promote a culture of understanding and growth through individual and group counseling.
Campus Health Center
5200 Anthony Wayne Drive, Suite 115, Detroit, MI 48201
The Campus Health Center provides a wide range of health care services to currently enrolled students including, but not limited to physicals, men’s and women’s wellness exams, and STI & HIV testing, treatment, and counseling.
WSU Police Department
6050 Cass Detroit, MI 48202
(non-emergency number is 577-6057)
Online confidential Tip Form
The Wayne State Police handle all police, criminal and safety matters on our campus. They are available to the University community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The WSU police provide presentations and programs designed to educate students and employees about security procedures and reporting and preventing crime and to help keep them safe. One of these programs is Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Courses. These courses are offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. This is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. It covers awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands-on self defense.
Office of Equal Opportunity
656 W. Kirby, 4342 FAB, Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for the implementation of the University's Non-Discrimination / Affirmative Action Policies, Sexual Harassment Policy and Sexual Assault Policy. The OEO follows the procedures under the Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Process to ensure that employees and students are not discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status. Any member of the campus community, including students, staff, and faculty, may file a complaint with the OEO.
Student Conduct Officer, Dean of Students Office
351 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202
Students, staff, and faculty may initiate student conduct charges against any student believed to have committed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct by providing information pertinent to the charge via the Student Charge Form. Such violations include, but are not limited to, sexual assault, physical assault, stalking, and harassment. Cases of alleged student misconduct are reviewed and adjudicated by the Student Conduct Officer in the Dean of Students Office. Under the WSU Student Code of Conduct, students responsible for violations of the Code are subject to administrative sanctions up to and including expulsion.
Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute — Counseling for Children
71-A East Ferry Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
798 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202
The Ombuds Office provides a safe place to ask for help on campus. Students may contact the Office of the Ombudsperson when they need clarification on Wayne State policies and procedures, when they have a university-related problem that has not been resolved by regular university procedures, or when they have university-related questions for which they cannot find an answer. The Ombudsperson strives to see that student needs are met and that students can focus on making academic progress at Wayne State.
WSU Psychology Clinic
Employee Assistance Program
Resources for employees only
Anonymous tip lines
Office of Internal Audit
3300 Academic Administration Building, Detroit, MI 48202
Faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders may anonymously report suspicious activity to the Office of Internal Audit. Tips related to other areas of governance (i.e., Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity, Public Safety, etc.) will be forwarded to the appropriate department for further review in accordance with their respective policies and procedures.
Detroit Police Department (Central District)
7310 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Police Victim's Assistance Program
24-hour crisis.information and referral line: 313-833-1660
The Victim’s Assistance Program strives to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and homicide by providing free crisis intervention, follow-up counseling, support services, and prevention programs.
Domestic Violence Victim Advocate (Detroit Police Department - 3rd Precinct)
24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 313-338-8113
Kayt Dold, LLMSW, serves as a Victim Advocate through the Detroit Service Corps. She is available to assist with filing for a Personal Protection Order (PPO), safety planning, and connecting individuals with resources and support.
Wayne County SAFE
24-hour crisis pager: 313-430-8000
Wayne County SAFE (WC SAFE) provides compassionate and trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual assault. The organization is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All services are free of charge and available to ALL ages – men, women, and children. Medical-forensic exams (also known as rape kits) are provided up to 120 hours following an assault. Counseling and advocacy services are available to anyone who identifies as a survivor of sexual assault, sexual abuse or incest ~ no matter when it occurred. WC SAFE services are available to anyone, no matter where they live or where they were assaulted.
Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine, Rm 3S14, Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Receiving offers expertise in many specialty areas including emergency medicine and trauma. Medical-forensic services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) with specialized training in providing comprehensive care to survivors of sexual assault.
24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 734-722-6800
First Step provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence including legal, financial, medical, and housing information and support. The organization also partners with Wayne County Safe (WC SAFE) to provide local crisis hotline coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 248-334-1284
HAVEN is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader that provides programs to promote violence-free homes and communities and helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy, and educational programming.
158 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 586-463-6990
Provides shelter and other support services for sexual assault victims and for spouse or partner abuse victims and their children; transportation for shelter residents to obtain needed services; limited financial assistance; child care services for shelter residents; individual and group counseling and legal assistance.
Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness (SASHA Center)
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 888-865-7055
SASHA Center is a sexual assault service, prevention, and educational agency that provides support groups for survivors of sexual assault. All support groups are free and confidential.
Planned Parenthood Detroit Health Center
4229 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
The Planned Parenthood Detroit Health Center provides STD Testing, treatment & vaccines, emergency contraception, HIV testing, and other health care services.
24-Hour Hotlines, Online Chat Resources & Other National Resources
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
24/7 Online Chat
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline which is made up of a network of independent sexual assault service providers who answer calls to a single, nationwide hotline number. The hotline combines the advantages of a national organization with the abilities and expertise of local programs to provide information about support, laws, and resources in your community. One nationwide hotline makes it easier for survivors to be connected with the local help and resources they deserve. Confidential support from a trained support specialist is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through RAINN’s Online Hotline confidential chat system.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Online Chat (8:00 AM-3:00 AM daily)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential one-on-one support to women, men, children, and families affected by domestic violence. The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers, and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. Confidential support is also available from 8:00 AM – 3:00 AM daily through their confidential, one-on-one internal chat messaging system.