Sexual Assault Resources

Student Health Center : Texas State University

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you think that you may have been sexually assaulted, there are options. Sexual violence and dating violence are never the fault of the survivor, no matter the circumstances.

Texas State Confidential Resources

Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate:

The Bobcat REACH Project is proud to partner with local victim services, HCWC, to provide in-person support to TXST students who have experienced violence. We are proud to partner with local victim services provider, HCWC, to support the survivors of TXST.

  • When: In-person sessions Mondays 10am-2pm, drop-ins welcomed. Appointments can be made by calling 512.396.3404. Appointments can also be held virtually or over the phone.
  • Where: Community Counseling & Wellness Center (CCWC)- Located on the 1st floor of the Education Building, Room 1015 (TXST San Marcos Campus). Round Rock campus community may request a virtual or phone appointment
  • What: Provide free and confidential resource and advocacy to TXST sexual assault survivors. Information reported to confidential staff may be shared by the provider only with the survivor’s consent. Can assist and support during Title IX reporting and investigations.

University Health Services

University Health Services provides confidential medical care and referrals to hospitals for a sexual assault forensic exam (sometimes referred to as a “rape kit”). The Student Health Center also offers STI testing, pregnancy testing, prophylactic STI treatment, and Emergency Contraception (can be purchased without a scheduled doctor's appointment at our cashier's desk).

Make an Appointment

Call us: 512.245.2161

  • Student Health Center - San Marcos

    • Texas State University
      298 Student Center Drive
      San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Hours:
      • Mon, Wed, Fri: 8am-5pm
      • Tues, Thurs: 9am-6pm

    Student Health Center - Thorpe Lane

    • Texas State University
      1347 Thorpe Lane
      San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Hours:
      • Mon, Wed, Fri: 7:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm
      • Tues, Thurs: 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm

    Student Health Center - Round Rock

    • Texas State University Round Rock Campus
      Nursing Building #116
      1555 University Blvd.
      Round Rock, TX 78665
    • Hours:
      • Mon, Wed, Fri in-person or telehealth: 8am-11:30am, 12:30pm-5pm
      • Tues, Thurs telehealth only: 9am-6pm

Texas State Counseling Center

Provides free individual and group counseling specific to sexual violence and interpersonal violence for all Texas State students. The Counseling Center is located on the 5th floor at LBJ Student Center, call to make an appointment 512-245-2208. The primary focus of the Counseling Center is to provide short-term counseling to help students deal with personal and adjustment issues that may interfere with the ability to progress academically to their fullest potential. Students meet with clinicians to discuss a variety of concerns. The Texas State Counseling Center offer counseling services in both English and Spanish.

Additionally, Therapy Assistance Online is an interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression, and other common concerns that can be accessed on smartphones 24/7.

View the Counseling Center's Confidentiality Policy.

Texas State Attorney for Students

The Attorney for Students is free to all Texas State students and can help guide you in legal matters. From the moment a student contacts the Office of the Attorney for Students, both the Attorney, office staff, and prospective client enter into a relationship that is ruled by certain expectations. The client can be assured that all of their information is protected by Attorney/Client privilege. This begins the moment the initial contact is made and continues throughout the entire process.

LBJ Student Center 5-1.5
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666


Confidential Community Resources

HCWC (Hays-Caldwell Women's Center)

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) offers free and confidential services to adults, youth, and children who are victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. HCWC offers free counseling services to acquaintances, friends, family, partners of survivors, and anyone else who has been adversely affected by sexual violence. Services are available in English and Spanish.

For appointment or questions, call 512.396.3404.

Hays Caldwell Women's Center 24/7 Hotline


HCWC has a 24-hour hotline for anyone who has experienced or believes they have experienced dating violence, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault. All calls are completely anonymous and confidential.

HCWC's trained hot line operators are ready to provide you with resources or assistance. Everyone is welcome to call—not only survivors, but also their friends and family, as well as anyone with a question about sexual assault or how to support a survivor in their own lives.

Hope Alliance

Hope Alliance in Round Rock provides a variety of free services to those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. These services are also available to victims' families, too. Call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-460-7233.


If someone experiences a sexual assault or relationship violence injury, they have the option to go to the hospital to receive a sexual assault forensic exam (sometimes referred to as a “rape kit”) within 120 (5 days) hours to collect DNA evidence. Even if the window for a forensic exam has passed, medical attention may still be an important step if there is bleeding, physical discomfort, or any other abnormal symptoms. A forensic exam is completed at no expense to the survivor and can be requested without having insurance or having to pay for it out of pocket. If able, survivors should try not to change clothes, shower, eat or drink, brush teeth, or use the restroom before the exam. If any of the previous listed have been done, survivors can still request an exam. A police report does not have to be filed to receive a forensic exam and the state of Texas will hold the evidence up to two years, allowing survivors time to decide if they want to report to law enforcement.

If a survivor chooses to go to the hospital for a forensic exam, they have the right to have state-certified advocate accompaniment. HCWC trains and sends out advocates to Hays and Caldwell County hospitals for survivors of sexual assault and family violence. The advocate will stay the duration of the exam and provide several services to both the survivor and their friends and family who might have accompanied them.

During the exam, the survivor will:

  • Have their injuries documented
  • Be evaluated for sexually transmitted infections
  • Receive appropriate pregnancy-risk prevention
  • Obtain immediate crisis-intervention counseling

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA)

LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide range of free, trauma-informed, client-centered legal services from a network of attorneys.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin

Asian Family Support Services of Austin supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with free, confidential services. All survivors are welcome, with a specialty of providing services to Asian clients and communities. 

Supports survivors through 24-hour hotline 877-281-8371, safety planning, immigration legal resources, and counseling.

Texas Advocacy Project

Texas Advocacy Project empowers dating and domestic violence and sexual violence survivors through free legal services and access to the justice system. They provide advice over the phone, support with do-it-yourself legal filing processes, and complete client representation.

800.374.HOPE (800.374.4673)

Reporting Resources

Reporting to Police - Criminal Investigation

University Police Department: 512.245.2890

San Marcos Police Department: 512.753.2108

Round Rock Safety & Emergency Resources

Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sexual discrimination in federally funded educational programs or activities. Title IX investigations are separate from a criminal investigation. Under Title IX individuals are protected against discrimination based on sex.

Individuals can file a report for any of the following instances of sexual misconduct:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Intimidation (Cyber-stalking, Indecent Exposure, etc.)

You can file a report for someone else. You can file a report anonymously. You can file a report using a pseudonym. If you or someone you know are interested in filing a formal complaint through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 512.245.2539 or email If individuals want to pursue a criminal investigation, they can contact Texas State Police Department or San Marcos Police Department.

Other Mental Health Resources


Texas State University students have 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and well-being platform designed for college students.  This service is provided at no additional cost to students. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare services. As part of Texas State University’s partnership with TimelyCare, students have access to services in TimelyCare, including:

  • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand emotional support to talk about anything, including anxiety, relationships, depression, and school-related stressors.
  • Scheduled Counseling: Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that best works for you. (9 visits per year)
  • Health Coaching: Develop healthy lifestyle behaviors, including nutrition, sleep habits, time management, and mindfulness.
  • Psychiatry: Appointments are available through referrals.
  • Self-Care Content: Visit the “Explore” page within TimelyCare for guided self-care content, including yoga and meditation sessions, as well as group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.
  • Basic Needs Support: Access to low or reduced-cost community resources, including food and housing assistance, transit support, childcare, and finances.

TXST Minds Matter

Minds Matter is a mental health resource for students, faculty, and staff. This resource seeks to raise awareness and enhance support for the mental health needs of the Texas State community.

National Resources


For additional support call the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Anyone, of any sex, race, ability, gender, gender identity, and gender expression can experience sexual assault. If you’ve been sexually assaulted—even if you are not sure—you can contact HCWC’s hotline or RAINN for free, confidential help day or night.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing relationship violence or an unhealthy relationship or seeking resources or information. 1.800. 799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY). Abuse is never the fault of the survivor nor is it their responsibility to end the violence. Safety Planning can equip those experiencing abuse with information and tips to help protect themselves while in an abusive relationship and when trying to leave an abusive relationship.

National Dating Abuse Hotline

This 24-hour online and telephone resource offers real-time, one-on-one support for teens and young adults who may be involved in abusive dating relationships or are concerned for friends or loved ones. Additional information and resources can be found at


Forge supports, educates, and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and thier significant others, friends, family, and allies.

Men Can Stop Rape

Men Can Stop Rape provides information on awareness and involvement programs, and resources for perpetrators and male survivors of sexual violence.

1 in 6

1 in 6 supports male survivors of sexual violence and abuse as well as family members, partners, and friends of survivors. They provide online peer support group, 24/7 online support line, resources and trainings for professionals and organizations.

National Women's Law Center

National Women's Law Center works to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families through legal and public policy efforts. They combat sex discrimination by providing information, resources, and referrals to legal professionals for those who have experienced sexual misconduct.