What to Do If You or Someone You Know Has Been Sexually Assaulted
Sexual misconduct refers to a range of non-consensual sexual contact, which can occur in many forms, including, but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, stalking, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault.
Sexual misconduct 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 (PDF), and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
What Should I Do?
- I have been sexually assaulted. What should I do? (PDF)
- 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? (PDF)
- I am a member of the campus community, but not sure if I am Responsible Employee/Mandatory Reporter of sexual violence. What should I do? (PDF)
- I would like to report a sexual assault or sexual harassment right now. What Should
- Contact Lauren Jones McKown, Director of Center for Accommodation and Access / Title
Schuster Student Success Center 110
- Contact Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Aaron "Chip" Reese
Campus Recreation Center 234
- Contact Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Shanita L. Pettaway, J.D., Ph.D.
Richards Hall 206
- File a report online
- Contact Lauren Jones McKown, Director of Center for Accommodation and Access / Title IX Coordinator
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 Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF)
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
Counseling Center: 706-507-8740
Student Health Clinic: 706-507-8620
Student Affairs: 706-507-8730
- Sexual Assault Support Center: 706-571-6010 or 1-800-656-HOPE
- Russell County Rape Crisis Response: 334-297-4484
- Battered Women/Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-334-2836
- Columbus Alliance for Battered Women: 706-324-3850
- Russell County Shelter for Battered Women Hotline: 334-297-4401