I need help securing my safety.

What "Confidential" means


Duke University Police Department

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 919-684-2444

DUPD will help any individual get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, coordination with outside law enforcement, and information about the University’s resources and complaint processes.


Duke University Hospital Emergency Room


Confidential medical care for students, faculty, and staff

  • Sexual assault exams/evidence collection
  • After-hours medical care
  • Screening and treatment of STIs
  • Emergency contraceptives
  • Provides services to any Duke community member

Wait times can vary dependent on many factors. During peak emergency times, an emergency department provider is stationed at the emergency room registration area to perform a medical screening exam and initiate care upon patients’ arrival.


Counseling and Psychological Services


Confidential care for students. Individual and group counseling and referral. Available to help at no cost to Duke students.

To begin services at CAPS, call or visit in person between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday or 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday. You will then complete some paperwork and meet with a member of the CAPS staff for 15-20 minutes to discuss your specific goals. A collaborative plan will be developed based on your needs. This may include referrals to a psychiatrist, a community mental health provider, group counseling, or one of our counselors.


Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention, Duke Women’s Center


Confidential counseling and support for students of all genders who are victims of sexual and dating violence. Offers information, support, and accompaniment regarding medical treatment, reporting options, academic and residential supports, and referrals.

To speak with a counselor, complete a short questionnaire, and they will reply to you within 24 hours.




After hours: Dean on call, 984-287-0300

Provides support to students in crisis, including those with physical or mental health concerns or behavioral issues.


Durham Crisis Response Center


24-hour help line providing confidential counseling and support for students, faculty, and staff affected by sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking

  • Personal and court advocacy
  • Accompaniment to emergency room, police, and court
  • Short-term emergency shelter
  • Provides services to all members of the Duke and Durham communities