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Clemson University Cares

CU Cares

CU Cares is a compilation of University resources, policies and procedures to aid in the prevention of and ensure appropriate response to crimes, individuals in crisis, misconduct, harassment, bias and discrimination.

Any suspected criminal activity should be reported to CUPD immediately — 864-656-2222 — even if the crime occurs off campus. CUPD can coordinate with the appropriate local or county officials. For emergencies, call 911.

If you are aware of students in crisis, who may be at risk to harm themselves or others, immediately contact the Counseling and Psychological Support Services at 864-656-2451. For after-hours coverage and when the University is officially closed, access the CAPS counselor on-call through CUPD at 864-656-2222. If you email CAPS, be sure and follow up with a phone call in urgent matters. For more information, see Handling Student Threats to Self and Others.

Use the Student CARE Network to file reports on students who are experiencing difficulties that don’t rise to the “crisis” level. This will ensure that appropriate Student Affairs staff members follow up to provide support. More information is available at the Student Care Network.

Clemson’s medical amnesty policy was developed to ensure that students who need medical assistance because of an alcohol-related emergency are able to receive it. The policy can be found on the Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy page of the Student Handbook.

Clemson’s whistle-blower policy ensures that any person who makes a “good faith” allegation about misconduct, including violations of law, regulations or University policies and procedures, will not be subject to retaliation by the University or anyone within its control. Download the whistle-blower policy.

To report suspected misuse of funds or University resources, call the Internal Auditing ethics hotline — toll Free: 1-877-503-7283 (1-877-50FRAUD) — available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Leave a message.

Every supervisor or other University official who receives a complaint of harassment has a positive responsibility to immediately report the complaint to the Office of Access and Equity at 864-656-3181, regardless of whether or not the alleged harasser has been identified. More information is available at Procedures for Resolution of Discrimination / Harassment Complaints.

All faculty and staff who hold supervisory or administrative positions must be familiar with Clemson’s anti-discrimination policies and have a responsibility to enforce them. See Policies and Procedures for Equitable Treatment for more information.

The Chief Diversity Officer has developed standardized protocols for handling complaints of bias. For more information, contact the office at 864-656-4238 or see the Bias Incident Response.