Steps to Take After an Assault

Here are some steps to take in the moments after you or someone you know has been assaulted. These are primarily focused on safety in the moment and immediately after an assault:

  1. Get to a safe place
  2. Find an RA or Residence Life staff member
  3. Contact Public Safety
  4. Seek Medical Attention
  5. Contact counseling services for emotional support

If you contact Public Safety, to report an assault, your case will be shared with the Meadville Police Department.  You will have a staff member from Allegheny College Dean of Student’s Office with you throughout the process. You will still have the choice to press charges or not through the Meadville Police Department.

Reporting an Incident