Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP)

If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking

We encourage you to seek support, and we offer options so that you can choose what feels right to you. You are not alone – Talk to someone – there are many sources of confidential help.

If you are not sure what steps you wish to take, consider speaking with Dr. Gladys Smith, PhD, Sexual Violence Prevention Therapist and Licensed Psychologist for confidential personal assistance and help understanding and choosing between your options.  Please email smithgladysa@wustl.edu or call at 314-273-2111 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.  After hours contact WUSM Protective Services 314-362-4357.

We Are Here to Help


Experiencing sexual or relationship violence is traumatic and can have long term effects. It is important to know that you are not alone in your experience. Whether you have experienced violence in the past, recently or are in a currently violent situation, we are here to support you in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. There are numerous options, including an anonymous phone call or online report; an individual meeting to discuss your experience; or help accessing other services, such as medical, legal, help with a change of living space, etc.

CONFIDENTIAL

Confidential resources are people who you will be able to speak with who will not report your situation to the university or anyone else without your consent except in cases of imminent harm.

NON-CONFIDENTIAL

Non-confidential resources are trained to know resources and can provide assistance but must report the sexual assault, rape, relationship violence and stalking incidents to the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office.

  • The police: call WUSM Protective Services at 314-362-4357 (on campus) or 911 (off campus) or activate a blue-light emergency telephone.
  • The Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office at 314-935-3393 or Umrath Hall, room 001. The Office is available to ensure you have the support you need, and to address any issues you choose to report, quickly, effectively, respectfully and based on your personal preferences.

Submit an anonymous or confidential report

If you have witnessed an incident of hate, bias and/or discrimination involving a student, you have several options for filing a report:

  • SAFE Reporting: Report a professionalism accolade or concern about the learning environment.
  • Crime Reports may be made anonymously by dialing the Campus Watch Line at 314-362-0381 to leave a recorded voice message.  You can also make a report through the silent witness program.
  • Learn more about confidentiality.

There is never an excuse for using force, intimidation, or drugs/alcohol to force someone to perform sexual acts of any kind. If you (or someone you know) have been the victim of sexual violence, on or off-campus, help is available, immediately and in the long-term.

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