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?
- I have been sexually assaulted. What should I do?
- I am a faculty/staff member and a member of our campus community has reported to me that they have been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. What should I do?
- I am a student and a member of our campus community has reported to me that they have been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. What should I do?
- I am a member of the campus community, but not sure if I am Responsible/Mandatory Reporter of sexual violence. What should I do?
- I am interested in finding out more about policy and procedures at Columbus State University:
- I would like to report a sexual assault or sexual harassment right now. What Should I Do?
- Call University Police at 706-507-8911
- Call Human Resources at 706-507-8920
- Call Student Affairs at 706-507-8730
- File a report at: https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ColumbusStateUniv&layout_id=40
- Title IX Coordinator: Laurie Jones, Director of Human Resources, Richards Hall 228, Ph. 706-507-8920
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Aaron Reese, Asst. VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Schuster Student Success Center 216, Ph. 706-507-8730
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Annette Brown, HR Administration and Benefits Manager, Richards Hall 228, Ph. 706-507-8920
Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.)
- The SAVE task force is a University-wide group of faculty, staff, students, and campus resource personnel charged with increasing the level of awareness of sexual violence and providing programs that inform members of the campus community about sexual assault, risk factors and risk reduction measures. SAVE invites all members of the University to be proactive in working to end sexual violence.
- Columbus State University’s full Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found at: http://hr.columbusstate.edu/docs/ColumbusStateUniversitySexualMisconductPolicy.docx
- For more information about the about the federal guidelines and resources for sexual violence, visit https://www.notalone.gov/. For more information on Columbus State University's compliance, please see attached Office of Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.
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.
Important Phone Numbers
Sexual Assault Support Center
Student Health Clinic
Sexual Assault Support Center
Russell County Rape Crisis Response:
Battered Women/Domestic Violence Hotline:
Russell County Shelter for Battered Women Hotline: