Where to Go for Help

On Campus

Connect with support in our FGCU community.

Confidential Support

  1. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 24 hour hotline: 239-745-EARS (3277) 

  2. Victim Advocate: 239-590-7685, lstrunk@fgcu.edu

 Additional Support

  1. University Police Department: For emergency assistance call 911, to request an officer to talk to, call 239-590-9100

  2. Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: To report the incident, call 239-745-4366 or complete the following form. 

  3. Dean of Students Office: To report the incident, call 239-590-7900 or complete the following form.

Off Campus

Connect with support in the local Southwest Florida area. Choose an option that feels safest and most accessible.

Local Rape Crisis Center

  1. Lee County: ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment) 24 hour hotline : 239-939- 3112. ACT performs evidentiary/forensic exams (within 72 hours is best), free STI testing, pregnancy prevention, and counseling. It is not necessary to report the assault to receive care. (Confidential)

  2. Collier County: Project HELP 24 hr. Hotline: 239-262-7227. Project HELP will arrange for the free evidentiary exam (within 72 hours is best), STI testing, pregnancy prevention, and counseling. It is not necessary to report the assault to receive care. (Confidential)

911: Dial 911 for emergency response (police, EMS). They can help you get to an Emergency Room or to ACT (or the closest rape crisis center).

  1. Campus Police: 239-590-1911

  2. Collier County: 239-774-4434

  3. Lee County: 239-477-1000

  4. Charlotte County: 941-258-3900

Hospitals: Keep in mind that hospitals cannot provide forensic exams and to obtain a forensic exam you should contact one of the Rape Crisis Centers listed above.

Fort Myers (close to campus): 

  1. Gulf Coast Medical Center: (closest to campus) 13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers (Directions from campus:Take 75 North to Daniels Parkway (Exit 131) toward Cape Coral/SW Florida International Airport. Keep left and make a left on Daniels Parkway. Turn left on Doctor's Way)

  2. Lee Memorial: 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers (Directions from campus: Turn right onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Turn left onto Alico Road. Turn right onto US 41. Hospital will be on left.)

  3. Healthpark: 9981 S. Healthpark Dr., Fort Myers (Directions from campus: Turn right onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Turn left onto Alico Road. Turn right onto US 41. Turn left onto Gladiolus Dr. Take ramp to CR 869 and merge onto Summerline Rd. Turn right on Bass rd. Take the 1st left onto S. Healthpark Dr. Hospital will be on right.) 

Cape Coral:

  1. Cape Coral: 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral

Naples:

  1. Physician’s Regional Hospital: 8300 Collier Blvd or 6101 Pine Ridge Rd.

  2. NCH-North: 11190 Healthpark Blvd. or Downtown: 350 7th St. North

  3. Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda: Fawcett Memorial Hospital- 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte OR Charlotte Regional Medical- 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte

  

How to Report a Rape

  • Am I required to report the rape?

  •   Is there a time limit on reporting to the police?

  • What if I need time to think about whether I want to pursue prosecution?  

  •   Can I file a report even if I have no physical injuries?

  • The rapist got scared away before finishing the attack. Can I still report it?

  • I knew the person who raped me and invited him/her in. Can I still report it?  

  • Do I have to go through the police interview alone?  

  • What's the interview process?

  • I'm afraid that if I report, I will regret it.  

  • I'm afraid that my actions will be scrutinized and I'll have to testify about intimate details of my personal life.  

  • I'm afraid of getting in trouble.  

  • What if I decide not to report?