Campus Sexual Assault

The Care Center is available to support students, staff, and faculty on college and university campuses throughout Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. Each college and university is unique with its own culture, climate, and services. The Care Center 24/7 Advocacy program is here to support those who have been affected by sexual trauma and abuse and help survivors understand and explore their options.

Our Advocates can help answer the question, “What’s next?” and can help you navigate campus and community services. All services are free and confidential and available to people of all ages and genders.  The Care Center is a community-based organization that provides confidential services, meaning that we do not report any identifying or personal information to colleges or universities. Information specific to your college and university can be found below. You can contact The Care Center Advocates 24/7 by calling 785-843-8985 or email our Campus Advocate Melissa Foree at melissa@stacarecenter.org.

University of Kansas

The Care Center Services

The Care Center’s main office is located just down the street from the University of Kansas at 9th & Mississippi Street. You can schedule an appointment to meet with Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, anywhere on KU’s campus or at our main office by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at the University of Kansas:

To file a report, contact KU’s Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access or KU Public Safety. To talk to a confidential person who can help you explore your options and answer questions, contact KU’s CARE Coordinator for more information. KU has a very comprehensive website with information about reporting sexual harassment and violence on campus that can be found here.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

The nearest places to receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam are Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Watkins Memorial Health Center at KU. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

KU Campus Resources:

Counseling and Psychological Services
Watkins Memorial Health Center: CARE Coordinator & Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Public Safety Office: 785-864-5900
Legal Services for Students
Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC)

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Ombuds Office

Haskell Indian Nations University

The Care Center Haskell Indian Nations University office hours:

To schedule an appointment on campus or at The Care Center’s Lawrence office, contact Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at Haskell Indian Nations University:

Haskell Indian Nations University Title IX Policy, Procedures & Information manual can be found here. To file a report, contact Elyse Towey in the Office of Student Advocacy, etowey@haskell.edu, 785-832-6626.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

The nearest place to receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam are Lawrence Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

Haskell Indian Nations University Campus Resources:

Counseling Center: 785-830-2703 x 703
Campus Safety: 785-832-6608
Campus Housing: 785-749-8460
Haskell Indian Health Center: 785-843-3750

Baker University

The Care Center Baker University office hours:

Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, is at Baker on Thursdays from 1pm-4pm in 201 Long Student Center, but you can schedule appointments anytime. Contact Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at Baker University:

Baker University Title IX Policy, Procedures & Information manual can be found here. To file a report, contact Baker’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students, 785-594-8431, cbailey@bakerU.edu, Long Student Center, Room 200.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

The nearest place to receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam is Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Baker students can also request an exam at Watkins Memorial Health Center at KU. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

Baker Campus Resources:

Counseling: To speak with a confidential counselor, you can contact the Counseling Center: 785-594-8409
Campus Security: 785-594-8430
Health Services: 785-594-8409
Baldwin City Police Department non-emergency line: 785-594-3850
Peer Education: BRāV works to end sexual violence by raising awareness and by empowering all members of the Baker community to create and maintain a safe environment. To learn more visit their website.

Note that Baker University Security can contact on-call staff (Counseling, Residence Life, Dean of Students) when offices are closed. If you are off campus and in an emergency situation, call the Baldwin City Police Department (911). You may also report the assault directly to the Baldwin City Police Department on their non-emergency line or with the assistance of the Dean of Students.

Ottawa University

The Care Center Ottawa University office hours:

Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, is at Ottawa on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm in Fredrikson Chapel, Room 109, but you can schedule appointments anytime.  Contact Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at Ottawa University:

Ottawa University Title IX Policy, Procedures & Information manual can be found here. To file a report, contact Ottawa University’s Title IX Coordinator, Carrie Stevens, Director of Compliance, 785-248-2326.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

You can receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

Ottawa University Campus Resources: 

Counseling Center: 785-248-2317
Campus Security Office: 785-229-1075
Residence Life: 785-248-2314
Health Services: 785-248-2319
Campus Pastor: 785-248-2575
Ottawa Police Department non-emergency line: 785-242-2561

Note: If you are off campus and in an emergency situation, call the Ottawa Police Department. You may also report the assault directly to the Ottawa Police Department on their non-emergency line with the assistance of The Care Center.

Neosho County Community College Ottawa Campus

The Care Center Neosho County Community College office hours:

To schedule an appointment on campus or at The Care Center’s Ottawa office, contact Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at Neosho County Community College:

Neosho County Community College’s Title IX Policy, Procedures & Information manual can be found here. To file a report, contact Neosho County Community College’s Dean for Ottawa Online Campuses, Marie Gardner, 816-810-9889mgardner@neosho.edu.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

You can receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

Neosho County Community College Campus Resources:

Campus Security Officer: 785-893-4969 (This is available from 5pm-10pm). If you have an emergency outside of these hours, please contact 913-940-0708.
Ottawa Police Department non-emergency line: 785-242-2561

Highland Community College Perry Center

The Care Center Highland Community College office hours:

To schedule an appointment, contact Melissa Foree, Campus Advocate, by calling 785-843-8985 or melissa@stacarecenter.org.

How to File a Report at Highland Community College:

Highland Community College’s Title IX Policy, Procedures & Information manual can be found here. You can also make a report online by filling out this form.

If you are a student, you can file a report by contacting Eric Ingmire, Vice President for Student Services and Title IX coordinator for students, eingmire@highlandcc.edu or call 785-442-6020.

If you are a staff or faculty member, you can file a report by contacting Eileen Gronniger, Human Resources Manager and Title IX coordinator for employees, egronniger@highlandcc.edu or call 1-785-442-6020.

If you would like to seek medical attention:

The nearest place to receive a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam is Lawrence Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about your medical options on our Going to the Hospital page.

Highland Community College Campus Resources:

Perry Center Director: Peggy Forsberg, pforsberg@highlandcc.edu785-597-0127
Counseling Center: Counselor@highlandcc.edu, 785-442-6016

Note: If you are in an emergency situation, call your local Police Department. You may also report the assault directly to your Police Department on their non-emergency line with the assistance of The Care Center.