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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.

CU CARES and What to Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Interpersonal Violence Response Coordinator

Lauren Parker

307 Sirrine Hall



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. 

Title IX Office

Alesia Smith
Clemson University Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Equity Compliance
110 Holtzendorff Hall


Megan Fallon

Clemson University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator

Office of Access and Equity




Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) is a gender equity law prohibiting discrimination based on gender in education programs and activities receiving 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. Allegations will be reviewed centrally by Clemson’s Title IX coordinator or appointed deputy Title IX coordinators to determine if it meets the criteria above. If the above criteria are met, students will be typically be referred to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES) and employees to the Office of Human Resources (HR) for adjudication. The adjudication process includes an investigation, assistance from a trained advisor, a live hearing with cross-examination and a right to an appeal. Matters that do not fall within the scope of Title IX could still be actionable under the Student Code of Conduct or applicable employment policies.

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.