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Sexual Assault Emergency

Directions and resources if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault.

Maintain a Safe and Respectful Environment

BYU-Idaho is committed to promote and maintain a safe and respectful environment for the campus community. Sexual misconduct of any kind is contrary to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church Educational System’s honor code. BYU-Idaho prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking perpetrated by or against university students, employees, program participants, or campus visitors.

If You are a Victim of Sexual Assault

  • Assess your physical safety. If you are not safe, call 911 immediately.
  • Seek medical attention. Even with no physical injuries, it is important to determine the risk of STDs and pregnancy. You do not have to report the crime to police to be examined, but the process will give you a chance to safely store evidence if you decide to report later.
  • Find support from those you trust. Family members, friends, church leaders, and the university’s Counseling Center can help you.
  • Contact the Title IX Office. The Title IX Office can help manage concerns arising from a sexual assault: safety concerns, academic support, emotional well-being, understanding available reporting options, assistance in making a report, and other supportive measures.  
  • Consider reporting options. You have several options for reporting sexual assault.
    • Local police
    • Title IX Office
    • Medical professionals if you chose to be examined or treated for injuries.

Do not be concerned about reporting sexual assault. Being a victim of sexual assault is never considered a violation of the Honor Code, no matter the circumstances.

Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual assault is just one form of sexual misconduct. Other forms include sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you or anyone you know is experiencing any form of sexual misconduct, the Title IX office will help you.


While sexual assault is never your fault, there are best practices and guidelines that can help reduce the risk of harm. Visit the Title IX page to learn more.

Campus resources

BYU-Idaho Title IX Office
290 Kimball Building
Counseling Center (including a Sexual Assault Support Counselors)
525 S Center St. Rexburg, ID 83460-2020
(208) 496-9370
Security Office
150 Kimball Building

Local Resources

Rexburg Police Department
25 E Main St, Rexburg Idaho
208-359-3008 or 911
Madison Memorial Hospital
450 E. Main St, Rexburg ID
Madison Family Crisis Center
E. Main St, Rexburg ID
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-962-5601 or 208-356-0065

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network)
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-656-4673