Survivors of Sexual Misconduct (including Sexual Assault)
USCB encourages all of its community members who have been a survivor of sexual misconduct to seek assistance from the University. Please visit the below links for information on campus and community resources related to sexual violence.
For Immediate Assistance...
For immediate assistance or in the case of an emergency, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (843) 208-8911, or consider the additional resources below:
University Housing has trained professional and paraprofessional staff that can assist the victim in locating assistance and services needed. Housing staff can be reached after hours at (843) 208-8371 or (843) 208-8372. Housing has both Resident Assistants (student staff) and a professional staff member on-call 24/7.
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is an off-campus resource that provides short-term counseling, as well as crisis intervention. Services are provided for all survivors of secual misconduct, no matter when the assault occurred. The 24-hour hotline number is (800) 637-7273. Some of the services that Hope Haven can provide to victims of sexual violence are as follows:
- 24-hour hotline staffed by counselors trained to offer support and services
- Forensic medical evaluations performed by pediatric nurse practitioners
- Evidence-based mental health treatment
- Survivor support groups and victim rights education
For more information about Hope Haven's services, please visit http://www.hopehavenlc.org.
The USCB Counseling Center is an on-campus resource that provides free counseling visits to students. The phone number is (843) 208-8120.
The Office of Housing and Judicial Affairs can assist a victim with filing a discipline complaint. The phone number is (843) 208-8722.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) - http://www.rainn.org
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization that provides a free, 24-hour phone hotline: 800-656-HOPE(4673) and a free, confidential, and secure online hotline.
It's On Us - http://itsonus.org A national campaign recently rolled out by the White House, It's on Us strives to teach individuals to:
- recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
- intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Not Alone - https://www.notalone.gov Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.
Victims of Sexual Violence (including Sexual Assault)
If you have been a victim of sexual violence and decide to report the incident at the University, you can expect that:
- You will be treated with dignity and respect and in a non-judgmental manner.
- You will be connected to campus and community resources that can assist victims of sexual violence (including available mental health services).
- You will be offered assistance in notifying proper authorities and will not be discouraged from filing a report.
- You will be afforded the opportunity to request immediate on-campus housing relocation, transfer of classes, or other steps to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact to an alleged assailant.
- Should you choose to pursue action against an alleged assailant, the incident will be investigated and adjudicated by appropriate criminal and/or University personnel.
- You may invite an advisor of your choice to accompany you through the University disciplinary proceedings (if applicable).
- You will be notified of the outcome of related University discipline proceedings (if applicable).