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Survivors of interpersonal violence are NEVER at fault. There are many on- and off-campus support services and resources available to help survivors.


The following documents give detailed information about sexual assault or abuse, where to go for help on and off campus, information about SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) nurses and getting immediate medical care, your rights and options, and how to report to law enforcement and/or campus officials.


Student Health Services

At Redfern Health Center, you will have access to confidential sexual assault support services. Medical providers will be able to assist male and female student survivor with making decisions regarding the most appropriate medical services. The Women’s Clinic can test for pregnancy, write prescriptions for emergency contraception, test for and treat sexually transmitted diseases/infections, and provide guidance in making medical decisions.

All students affected by interpersonal violence will also have access to CU CARES (Counseling, Advocacy, Referrals, Education and Support) Relationship and Sexual Violence Services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Student survivors of sexual violence can seek confidential crisis counseling through these services. CAPS will also provide appropriate referral services and serve as an advocate on your behalf (accompaniment to appointments, assistance with emergency housing and academic accommodations, and support with judicial/legal processes). The choice of whether or not to file a report or move forward with an investigation is always that of the survivor. CU CARES will provide services and support no matter what this decision may be for each survivor. 

 

During normal business hours, CAPS can be contacted by calling 864-656-2451. After hours and on weekends, CAPS can be contacted by calling 864-656-2222 and asking for the CAPS on-call counselor.



Clemson University Police Department (CUPD)

CUPD assists all campus crime victims with referrals, transportation, court familiarization and compensation. If you choose to call the police, they can help you understand what will happen once you report to them. They will also be able to assist with getting medical attention. By calling the police, you are not obligated to press charges. Police departments also have victim’s advocates available to assist you with understanding the legal process and help you get necessary services. CUPD has a victim's advocate who can be reached at 864-656-5251. Victim's advocates in the applicable local jurisdiction can assist victims with obtaining restraining orders or other orders of protection even if a criminal complaint is not filed.

 

Law Enforcement Agency

Victim Advocate

Non-Emergency Line

Clemson City Police Department

864-624-2012

864-624-2000

Pickens County Sheriff's Office

864-898-5634

864-898-5500

Oconee County Sheriff's Office

864-638-4247

864-638-4111

Anderson County Sheriff's Office

864-222-3952, 864-222-6656

864-260-4400

Greenville County Sheriff's Office 

864-467-4704

864-467-5300



Title IX Office

Alesia Smith
Clemson University Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Equity Compliance
110 Holtzendorff Hall
864-656-3181
alesias@clemson.edu

 

Megan Fallon

Clemson University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator

Office of Access and Equity

864-656-1533

mrfallo@clemson.edu

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) is a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence and other forms of nonconsensual sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under this law. Anyone can make a complaint about discrimination based on sex or gender or a complaint of sexual harassment including sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator. Title IX also protects victims of stalking and relationship abuse. The Title IX Office can assist with safety planning, no contact orders and other accommodations that may be needed.



Office of Advocacy and Success

The Office of Advocacy and Success provides care and support to any student at Clemson University on a variety of topics. Staff in the Office of Advocacy and Success can assist students in identifying campus resources and making complaints related to the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy.

Baptist Easley Hospital

200 Fleetwood Drive

Easley, SC 29649

864-442-7200


Baptist Easley offers physical evidence recovery kit collection (rape kit) and access to SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses.  The SANE nurses at Baptist Easley rule out life threatening injuries, provide physical and emotional support, gather forensic evidence for legal purposes, and provide protection from pregnancy and venereal disease.  Victims can call ahead and ask for a SANE nurse, or they can let the emergency department know when they arrive. There are two ways a victim can report: 1. report to the police (this can be done any time after the assault occurred) or 2. report anonymously (this must be done within 72 hours of the assault). Anonymous forensic collection kits allow evidence to be collected while still giving the victim time to decide if they would like to move forward with reporting. All of these services, including the exam and forensic collection kit by a SANE nurse, are done at no cost.  The SANE nurses can give medication to help prevent pregnancy and most sexually transmitted diseases.  SANE nurses are available 24-hours a day, and it takes about two hours to complete the exam and evidence collection. If a victim needs a ride to the hospital, they can call CUPD at 864-656-2222, and a victim’s advocate can provide transportation to and from the hospital and serve as a guide through the legal process; however, it will no longer be anonymous because a documented report will be filed.      



Greenville Memorial Hospital

701 Grove Road

Greenville, SC 29605

864-455-7000


Greenville Memorial Hospital offers physical evidence recovery kit collection (rape kit) and access to SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses 24-hours a day at no cost.  Victims can be connected with these nurses by going to the emergency department.  

 



Pickens County Advocacy Center

5190 Calhoun Memorial Highway Suite A

Easley, SC 29640

864-442-5500


The purpose of the Pickens County Advocacy Center is to provide immediate 24-hour response to sexual assault victims and their families through medical, court, and law enforcement escort, educational programs, information and referral, legal advocacy, and support services. As a continued service to the community, all services of the Pickens County Advocacy Center are complimentary and confidential.



Foothills Alliance Sexual Trauma Center (Anderson and Oconee Counties)

216 E. Calhoun Street

Anderson, SC 29621

864-231-7273 or 1-800-585-8952


Foothills Alliance is a nonprofit agency. Their sexual trauma program offers multi-service responses to the needs of child and adult (both male and female) sexual trauma survivors in Anderson and Oconee counties. The services include immediate crisis response and long-term counseling. Crisis services include a 24-hour crisis hotline and accompaniment for victims at local hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement agencies, and court proceedings.  Other free services include new clothing to survivors in emergency rooms, survivor group meetings, support and counseling for family members and other involved in the survivor's recovery, and referrals to other agencies.



Safe Harbor (Domestic and Relationship Violence)

1-800-291-2139


Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. Safe Harbor offers a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and transitional housing. These services are confidential and offered at no cost. The center offers 24-hour crisis hotline response.



South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)

803-256-2900


The mission of SCCADVASA is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in South Carolina by influencing public policy, advocating for social change and building capacity of member programs, organizations and communities across the state. 



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Violence Prevention



DatingAdvice.com

A directory of hotlines, shelters, non-profit organizations and more for those seeking help and those who are trained to give it.



End Rape on Campus



Know Your IX

Provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus



LoveIsRespect.org

Text loveis to 22522

Call 1-866-331-9474


Highly-trained peer advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.



National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224


NCADV is comprised of people dealing with the concerns of battered women and their families. They represent both rural and urban areas. The Mission of the NCADV is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. NCADV’s website provides information on all NCADV programs, activities and events as well as information on legislative issues, domestic violence research material and other related topics.  An anonymous and confidential crisis hotline is offered 24-hours a day.   



National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.



Not Alone

Not Alone was launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The website provides 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.  It’s comprised of information on finding crisis services in your area, learning about your rights, how to file a complaint and includes a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.



Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)


RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and offers programs and resources to prevent sexual assault and help victims. RAINN operates an anonymous and confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline.



Safe Horizon

1-800-621-4673


Safe Horizon is the largest organization helping victims of crime and abuse in the United States



Stalking Resource Center

A partnership between the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Department of Justice that provides help for victims, information on stalking and stalking laws, trainings, and resources.



The National Center for Victims of Crime

A nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. 



The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Online resources for survivors from National Sexual Violence Resource Center