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KU CARE Services

Supporting Students Who Have Been Affected by Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence or Stalking

What to Expect

CARE Services is here to support students and help them navigate university and community systems. Support from CARE staff is free, confidential, and optional. Support is available to students of all identities and experiences. The CARE Coordinator is not mandated to report incidents to university officials or the police.

Please know that you decide what to share with the CARE Coordinator. You are not required to disclose your traumatic experience(s); you can share as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with. You are in control of your information and if/how it will be shared, and you can expect the CARE Coordinator to listen and support your decisions.

CARE services are generally available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm (Fall 2023).* If you have questions or want to set up a time to talk, please email care@ku.edu  or call 785-864-9255. 

All situations are unique, but some CARE services might include:

  • Emotional support and advocacy, providing information about options and available resources
  • Help accessing supportive measures (e.g. academic assistance, KU Housing relocations)
  • Accessing post-assault medical care and referrals to mental health care
  • Support during reporting processes (both criminal and/or KU)
  • Accompaniment during meetings and appointments

*Hours may vary slightly, especially during the summer or academic breaks. If there is an urgent or after-hours need, please know that The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center is available by phone 24/7 to provide support and assistance: 785-843-8985.