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What to Do If You or Someone You Know Has Been Sexually Assaulted

WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR HARASSED?

Sexual assault refers to a range of non-consensual sexual contact, which can occur in many forms, including but not limited to, rape and sexual battery, and harassment.

Sexual assault occurring on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the University Community is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by the University System of Georgia's Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Columbus State University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

What Should I Do?

Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.)

It's On Us: Sexual Assault

It’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault. Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://youtu.be/gIV64BTZYM8

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

The Federal - Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act requires all colleges and universities to address sexual violence. Institutions of higher education must provide educational programming for all incoming students on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

To comply with this federal mandate, the directive from the University System of Georgia (USG) policy, and as part of Columbus State University's comprehensive health and safety program, Columbus State requires that all incoming students and new employees complete an online sexual violence prevention and alcohol education program. The USG and Columbus State University's goals are to increase each campus community member’s knowledge of sexual violence, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide information to assist everyone in making quality life choices.

Resources

Important Phone Numbers

University Police
706-507-8911

Sexual Assault Support Center
706-571-6010
or
1800-656-HOPE

Counseling Center
706-507-8740

Student Health Clinic
706-507-8620

Student Affairs
706-507-8730

Off-Campus Resources

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Support Center
706-571-6010
or
1800-656-HOPE

Russell County Rape Crisis Response:

  • 334-297-4484

Domestic Violence

Battered Women/Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1-800-334-2836

Columbus Alliance for Battered Women:

  • 706-324-3850

Russell County Shelter for Battered Women Hotline:

  • 334-297-4401
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