Residence Life: Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
Emergency Medical Information
Information collected on Emergency Medical Information forms provides medical professionals the important information necessary during an emergency. Students will be asked to complete information regarding health insurance, prescribed medications, health problems or disabilities, and emergency contact information. This information is collected online and is kept confidential within the Office of Residence Life and Public Safety.
Injury or Illness
The University Health Center, located in Orrico Hall, offers primary health care to residence hall students. There is no charge for these services, regardless of health-care insurance status. There may be a cost if medications, lab tests, or other supplies are needed. For more information, please contact the University Health Center.
Although we have no reason to believe that incidents of sexual assault occur more on this campus than on others, it would be naive of us to think that it does not happen at all. It is difficult to report the number of occurrences because sexual assault, including rape, is a crime that, more often than not, goes unreported. Survivors often do not define what happens to them as assault or they may feel in some way responsible for the incident. Many incidents of sexual assault are committed by people we know, either as an acquaintance or as a friend. The fact that survivors are likely to know the assailant makes it even more difficult to report the crime.
If you are a survivor of rape or sexual assault or know someone who is, we ask that you take some kind of action. A primary concern is that a survivor receives proper medical attention and counseling. The University's policies and procedures regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment are included in the Life on the Bluff - Student Handbook. Further information and help is available from the Offices of Campus Ministry and Public Safety and the University Health Center. Students can also access the SAFE Advocate Network.