Sexual Violence

If you have experienced sexual violence you may wish to consider any or all of the options below, but how you proceed is entirely your decision:

  • You can call the police and report the incident, where evidence will be collected.  Information about preserving evidence, reporting to the police and finding medical attention can be found on the Oxford University website, here.

  • You can go to a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) where you can receive medical and forensic help without necessarily getting the police involved. College can provide a taxi free of charge.

  • You can receive medical attention from A&E, your GP or the College Nurse, Victoria Mills (opening times on this page). College can provide a taxi free of charge.

  • You can receive emotional support from our Sexual Assault First Responders, our Peer Supporters, our JCR Welfare Reps, MCR Reps, the Junior Deans or the College Chaplain. See Welfare People for contact details.

  • You can also receive emotional support from the OUSU Counselling Service.


  • First Responders can talk you through the options above and can be a companion through any of the paths you wish to take, whether that is coming with you to the police, to a SARC or to A&E.

  • They can listen to anything you need to say, whether the incident happened recently or a while ago - you are not expected to ‘get over’ anything and your feelings are entirely valid, no matter how long ago you experienced violence.

  • Our current First Responders are: Romy Catmull, Imogen Hobby, Emily Huxley, Joe Morton, Florence Butterfield, Kate Partridge, Alice Mingay, Jess Ellins, Molly Garnett, Mike Fuller, Ronni Blackford.