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In an emergency situation or if you are in immediate danger, call 911. Police and Campus Security can help provide for your immediate safety. Campus Security officers are trained to be professional, ethical, conscientious, sensitive to needs of the public, knowledgeable and competent in identified learning objectives. Campus Security and Tulsa Police can also assist you in receiving the appropriate medical care necessary, if desired. Emergency assistance is available at all hours. Resources offering 24/7 crisis response are listed below:

Tulsa Police Department: call 911.

TU’s Campus Security: 918-631-5555. After hours, you may request to speak with the on-call counselor.

COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services): 918-744-4800.

24/7 Mobile Crisis Services for emotional support and a continuum of care in cases of psychiatric crisis or emotional distress, including immediate mobile crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization, follow-up and linkage to community resources and mental health care.

DVIS (Domestic Violence Intervention Services) 24-hour back-up rape crisis counseling: 918-7HELPME (918-743-5763). We encourage all survivors of sexual violence to contact DVIS as soon as feasible for assistance in providing specific instructions as to the actions to take. DVIS is also a confidential resource.

Confidential Resources

In some cases, a person may want to speak with a confidential resource who is not a mandatory reporter required to report incidents of alleged prohibited acts under Title IX to the University.

Survivor Advocate: Pauli Kelly at 918-631-2965.The TU/DVIS Survivor Advocate is reachable by phone, email, Teams, or in person at 2080 Hardesty Holmes Student Center.

On campus clergy and ministries/churches: Sharp Chapel at 918-631-2546

Student Counseling Center: 918-631-2200


Helping a Friend

Students at TU take care of themselves and one another. CaneCares is a simple online tool for you to communicate any concerns or observations you may want to share about a friend, a neighbor or your community, and provides a convenient way for you to step in and make sure a fellow student gets the help that they may need.

CaneCares reports are read by TU staff members trained to assist in many ways. Please note that CaneCares reports are not intended for emergency situations. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance in real time, call 911 or contact Campus Security at 918-631-5555.

There are many ways to be supportive if someone discloses abuse or sexual violence to you.

  • Utilize Your Network and Internal Resources

    Title IX Coordinator: 918-631-2321

    To raise concerns or to file a complaint under the Title IX Policy, contact Kathleen Smith at, 918-631-2321, at 104B Fisher East. For more information, please view the Notice of Rights under Title IX.

    For those wishing to press charges in Tulsa County but who are not experiencing an emergency, call 918-596-9222 to reach an operator.

    Survivor Advocate (DVIS): 918-631-2965

    TU’s survivor advocate is available during regular business hours and by appointment to provide assistance with resources and advocacy. The survivor advocate can assist in the following: safety planning, facilitating SANE Exams, filing a protective order, accompaniment to court hearings, advocacy while speaking with law enforcement or campus security and a number of other services. Please contact the survivor advocate’s office in 2080 Hardesty Holmes Student Center if you have questions or to request assistance.

    Dean of Students: 918-631-2431

    The Dean of Students or designee is available to help and work with students throughout the process, addressing short-term and long-term personal or academic issues that might arise, including options for assistance with changing academic, living, transportation and working situations if requested and available. Visit 3130 Hardesty Hall for the Office of Student Life.

    Office of Campus Security: 918-631-5555

    Campus Security urges anyone who has experienced sexual violence to call 918-631-5555 immediately. A campus security officer can also be summoned by pressing the red button on any of the emergency phones (blue lights) or the phones outside residence halls located throughout the campus community.

    Campus Security recommends the prompt reporting of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. However, reports may also be filed at a later date. Reporting an incident does not obligate a person to press charges. The Office is located at 3115 E. 8th St.

    TU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 918-631-2200

    Located inside the Hurricane Health Center, TU Counseling and Psychological Services provide free and confidential counseling services. Appointments may be made either in person at 2946 E. 5th St. or by calling.

    In the event of a crisis after regular hours, call Campus Security at 918-631-5555, and request to speak with the on-call counselor. A counselor will contact you as soon as possible and/or Campus Security will facilitate other immediate supports for you. Twenty-four-hour back-up rape crisis counseling is also available through DVIS by calling 918-7HELPME (918-743-5763).

    Hurricane Health Center: 918-631-2241

    Physicians and nurses provide ongoing and follow up health care services for students, including pregnancy testing, counseling, referral services, sexually transmitted disease testing, diagnosis, and treatment. The Hurricane Health Center offers follow up care, including health care services for students who have chosen not to seek care immediately after an assault. The Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during the academic year. The Center is located at 2946 E. 5th St.

    Primary Contact Network

    At any time, students may contact a member of the Primary Contact Network who is trained to respond to complaints of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All Primary Contacts (unless designated with a *) are considered mandatory reporters of TIX incidents and Clery Act crimes, but are able to submit anonymous reports. Members of the Primary Contact Network are also available to answer any general questions related to sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, and can help with:

    • Finding emotional support
    • Getting medical care
    • Reporting the crime to the police
    • Preserving evidence and pressing charges
    • Obtaining information regarding the rights of complainants and the university’s
    • responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no-contact orders, and other similar court orders
    • Adjusting living arrangements
    • Managing academic obligations
    • Getting counseling
    • Referring complaints of sexual harassment to the Title IX coordinator

    For more information, visit the Office of Student Life.

    Primary Contacts:
    Kathleen Smith, 104B Fisher East, 918-631-2321
    Kelsey Hancock, 103A Fisher East, 918-631-2324
    Pauli Kelly (DVIS), 2080 Hardesty Holmes Student Center, 918-631-2965*
    Matt Ingram, 1025 Hardesty Holmes Student Center, 918-631-2431
    Counseling and Psych Services, Hurricane Health Center, 918-631-2200*
    Joanne Davis, 308G Lorton Hall, 918-631-2875
    Schnea Nealy, Case Athletic Complex, Third Floor, 918-631-2255
    Kyle Meador, 2035 Hardesty Holmes Student Center, 918-631-3590
    Dave Kobel, 1130 Hardesty Holmes Student Center, 918-631-3814

    This project was supported by Grant No. _2016-WA-AX-0007__ awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

  • Local External resources

    The university process is separate and independent from the criminal process. Students are encouraged to file a report with police, which will likely lead to a criminal investigation. If you would like support in notifying law enforcement authorities, university staff will assist you in doing so. You also have the option to decline notifying law enforcement.

    Students may report crimes directly to the Tulsa Police Department by calling 911 (emergency) or 918-596-9222 (non-emergency).

    Students may also report instances of sex and gender-based discrimination directly to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights at 1-800-421-3481 or by email to

    DVIS Advocate on TU’s Campus: 918-631-2965

    The DVIS advocate at TU is available at 3145 Hardesty Holmes Student Center during regular business hours to assist with issues surrounding interpersonal violence. This is a free service offered to all members of the TU campus community including students, staff, and faculty. The list below is not all-inclusive, but does cover many of the services provided by the DVIS advocate.

    • Provide advocacy to victims of interpersonal crimes
    • Safety planning
    • Crisis intervention both in person and over the phone
    • Answer questions about interpersonal violence and the process of reporting on campus
    • Assist in filing Protective Orders
    • Accompaniment to court hearings
    • Accompaniment to SANE exams
    • Advocacy while speaking with campus security, law enforcement, or other services

    DVIS – 24 hour: 918-743-5763

    All services at DVIS are offered free of charge (with the exception of offenders programs) and are available in both Tulsa and Creek Counties. The list below is not all-inclusive, but does cover many of our programs and services.

    • Advocacy and counseling services
    • Safety planning both in person and over the phone
    • Crisis intervention
    • Referrals to other community resources
    • Shelter and safe housing
    • Legal assistance (within certain financial guidelines) and court advocacy
    • Offenders programming
    • Community outreach and educational services
    • Sexual assault services including SANE exam advocacy

    The Family Safety Center: 918-742-7480

    The Family Safety Center is a site in downtown Tulsa that provides a one-stop-shop to victims of interpersonal violence including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Services are available to people of all ages and a number of offices have representatives present at the Family Safety Center.

    • Emergency protective order filings
    • Law enforcement reporting options
    • Chaplain services
    • Childcare during filing and court hearings
    • Civil legal assistance and advice
    • DA staff on site for consultation
    • Medical forensic exams
    • Safety planning/education
    • Referrals to various community resources/partners

    Mental Health Association of Oklahoma  (free online groups)

    Employee Assistance Program (for employees)

    Oklahomans For Equality (OkEq): 918-743-4297

    Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. For members of the LGBT community, OkEq can provide targeted resources and support in a comforting environment.

    • Supportive community of staff and volunteers
    • Rainbow library and art gallery
    • Support groups
    • Counseling services
    • Targeted services for transgender persons, LGBT youth, LGBT older adults, and others
    • Equality Business Alliance
    • Services specifically for children and families

    Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: 405-524-0700

    The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is an organization devoted to supporting programs across the state of Oklahoma that address domestic violence and sexual assault.

    • Provide training and resources to DV/SA programs
    • Referrals to local DV/SA programs in communities across the state of Oklahoma
  • National Resources

    National Domestic Violence Hotline is a free and confidential hotline providing support, plans for safety, and other help. Call 800-799-7233 or TTY 800-787-3224 or text START to 88788 and be connected via chat to a professional counselor.

    National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides research and tools to survivors and advocates to end sexual violence and all oppression.

  • Religious organizations

    A variety of groups offer pastoral care and a community of faith to address individual needs. For a list of Campus Ministries and Churches or for more information, please contact Sharp Chapel at 918-631-2546.

  • Online Resources

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Hotline

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN’s prevention and education efforts include working with the entertainment industry, the media, colleges and local communities to help raise awareness about issues related to sexual assault. Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE).

    Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

    The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is to organize and mobilize member programs to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence and stalking in the State of Oklahoma and in Indian Country.


  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Resources

    The LGBTQIA+ Subcommittee compiled the LGBTQIA+ Interdepartmental Resource Document to help students and employees find resources that are friendly to our queer community.