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Duke Women's Center and the Office of Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention

  • Graduate and undergraduate students, of any gender, at Duke University who have experienced gender violence (sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment), can contact the Women's Center 24/7/365 about confidential services. The Women's Center puts your options first, including, but not limited to:

    • Trauma-focused therapy
    • Housing and academic accommodations
    • Assistance with filing a formal report with the Office of Student Conduct or the Office for Institutional Equity 
    • Referrals and accompaniment for medical assessment and treatment
    • Assistance with law enforcement and obtaining a protective order
    • Safety assessment and planning
    • Assessment of the need for additional social and emotional support 

    For TTY, Dial 7-1-1 and ask them to page our hotline: 919-970-2108.

    If this is an emergency situation and you feel you are in danger, call 9-1-1 or Duke police at 919-684-2444.

  • Main Line


  • Page After Hours


  • Address

    420 Chapel Drive, West Campus Bus Circle, Few Fed Room 107, Durham, NC 27708

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Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps Duke students build upon their strengths and develop new abilities to grow and learn successfully in their personal and academic lives. CAPS offers an array of clinical and outreach services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, referral assistance, and more. CAPS also provides educational and personal growth programs to student groups on a wide range of issues impacting them in various aspects of campus life.

    Any problem is an appropriate to talk over with a counselor, including:

    • Academic performance
    • Family, friend and partner relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
    • Loss of an important relationship
    • Illness or death of a loved one
    • Sexual orientation
    • Problems with Depression or Anxiety
    • Eating and body image concerns
    • Sexual assault and violence
    • Race, ethnicity, nationality, or other cultural identity
    • Gender identity

  • Emergency & Main Line


  • Address

    402 Chapel Drive Suite 214 Page Building Durham, NC 27708-0955

  • Website


Student Ombudsperson

  • The Ombudsperson provides a neutral, safe, and confidential environment for students to discuss a variety of concerns, including sexual misconduct, and to identify appropriate options. 

  • Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional Students


  • School of Medicine Students


  • Website


Durham Crisis Response Center

  • Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support, and prevention. Services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, individual counseling, hospital accompaniment, support groups, legal advocacy, safety programs, and community programs including teen prevention education. All services are for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. DCRC services are confidential and free of cost.

  • Emergency


  • Emergency (EspaƱol)


  • Address

    206 North Dillard Street Durham, NC 27701

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  • Email


Orange County Rape Crisis Center

  • The Orange County Rape Crisis Center works to provide support to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of all members of the community. Some of the services include, a 24-Hour Help Line, support groups, workshops, and therapy referrals. Additionally, the Center offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence and teaching prevention skills.

  • Emergency


  • 24 Hour Helpline


  • Address

    1506 E. Franklin Street, Suite 302 Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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  • Email



  • Located in Wake County, InterAct provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.

  • Crisis Line (SA)


  • Crisis Line (DV)


  • Address

    1012 Oberlin Rd. Raleigh, NC 27605

  • Website


National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline which provides free, confidential, anonymous advice 24/7. RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, a chat service for survivors of sexual violence. RAINN operates the DoD Safe Helpline online and telephone hotlines for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

  • Hotline


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Love Is Respect

  • Loveisrespect is a 24/7 hotline and online chat specifically designed for teens and young adults experiencing dating violence and their friends and family. The services are free and confidential. Loveisrespect is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle.

    Text LOVEIS to 22522.

  • Respect Helpline


  • TTY


  • Website