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Emergency Support Resources

If you are experiencing an immediate emergency, you can call local police by dialing 911 or UNC Police by calling 970-351-2245.

Get to a safe location

Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured, believe you may have been exposed to or at risk of an STI/STD, or pregnancy.

What can I expect?

The initial shock following a crime, sudden death, or other trauma is a harsh and painful reality for everyone involved.  However, everyone reacts differently when faced with crisis.  Some common reactions may include:

  • Shock, disbelief, numbness
  • Anxiety, panicky feelings
  • Feeling lost, difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, tearfulness, or anger
  • Blaming, self-doubt, guilt
  • Sleeping disturbances, loss of appetite
  • Flashbacks, unwanted memories
  • Depression and sadness
  • Withdrawal and isolation
  • Relationship problems
  • Unexplained physical pain
  • Confusion, gaps in memory
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Decreased ability to concentrate or focus, feeling distracted
  • Disassociation with surroundings

To learn more about trauma, please consider these resources:

Help Guide: Emotional and Psychological Trauma
RAINN: Sexual Violence Effects

You can also speak to confidential resources who are available any day of the week, at any time regardless of your current physical location. These are resources who can talk with you about emergency support options including talking to law enforcement, seeking medical support, and/or exploring personal safety plans.

ASAP (Assault Survivors Advocacy Program) 970-351-1490; Crisis Line: 970-351-4040

SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center) 970-472-4204

A Woman’s Place 970-356-4226

For immediate help and response call 911

When you call 911, the call-taker will ask questions including why you are calling, the description of your injuries, current location, your phone number, and description of person(s) who may have committed a crime

You may also call the non-emergency numbers for a law enforcement agency:

  • UNC Police 970-351-2245
  • Greeley Police Non-Emergency Number 970-350-9600
  • Evans Police Non-Emergency Number 970-339-2441
  • Weld County Sheriff 970-356-4015

Preserving Evidence

Whether or not a report is made immediately after a crime of gender-based violence it is important to preserve all evidence.  This evidence may help in the criminal prosecution, university administrative process, or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. Essential evidence that the university or law enforcement may ask for include:

  • A forensic sexual assault examination
  • Clothing and sheets – place items in a clean paper (not plastic) bag or contact the local police department to assist in collecting evidence.
  • Communication – such as text messages, emails, social media posts, voice messages, letters/notes, etc.
  • Photographs and/or videos
  • Log of information and dates of incidents

You can find additional information on Forensic exams and medical support on the Support and Services Page.