Counseling & Other Services
There are a number of services available at UCA and in the local area to assist victims of sex offenses.
UCA Counseling Center (Student Health Center 327 – 450-3138) – provides short term counseling for a variety of personal problems. Service is free to students, faculty and staff at the University.
Sexual Assault Crisis Response of Central Arkansas – 505 Amity Rd. Suite 608 Conway, Arkansas, 72032 24 hour Crisis Hotline: 866-358-2265 – If you need help or would just like to talk, please call us. We care and we’re here for YOU! Please remember no matter what…it’s NOT YOUR FAULT!
Counseling Associates, Inc. (2515 College Ave., Conway – 336-8300 or 1622 N. Donaghey, Conway – 327-7706 – for emergencies call 1-800-844-2066) – Provides short and long term counseling for a variety of personal problems. A fee is charged on a sliding scale, dependent upon income.
Rape Crisis Inc. (Located in Little Rock – (501) 663-3334) – Provides individual, advocacy and victim/survivor group services. Service is free to rape and sexual assault victims.
Conway Regional Medical Center (2301 College Ave – 329-3831) – Provides medical exam for rape victims. Exam is free if offense is reported to law enforcement officials within 24 hours.
Faulkner County Victim Witness Assistance Program (Faulkner County Courthouse located at the corner of Robinson and Locust – 450-4928) – Provides advice and assistance to Faulkner County victims who file reports with law enforcement officials. Victims need not prosecute to receive assistance. Service is free to victims.
University Police (Corner of W. J. Sowder Street and Marian Ross Avenue- 450-3111 – for emergencies, dial 911) Provides assistance in investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes that occur on the UCA campus.
City of Conway Police Department (1105 Prairie Street – 450-6120 – for emergencies dial 911) – Provides assistance in investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes in the Conway area.
Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department (Faulkner County Courthouse located at the corner of Robinson and Locust – 450-4914 – for emergencies dial 911) Provides assistance in investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes in Faulkner County area (outside the Conway city limits).
Many churches also provide personal counseling services. Please check with your minister or pastor for available services.
Other services available to assist victims of a sex offense
Room/hall change – A victim can make an on-campus room or hall change (as long as space is available) if necessary for appropriate personal safety. The victim should contact his/her residence hall director or the director of housing & residence life to request a change.
Academic assistance – The University will work with the victim, within reason, to address any academic problems resulting from an assault.
University directive – Depending on severity of the offense, the University may direct the accused not to have any contact with the victim, until the matter is resolved.