Women’s Center Specific Programming and Resources
We See you. We Believe you. You matter.
Our support services are for all survivors and UMBC community members seeking assistance regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Individualized support and meetings via appointments or walk-in (pending staff availability)
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
Relationship Violence Awareness Month (October)
Take Back the Night (April)
The Clothesline Project (April & October)
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: Cultivating a Survivor-Responsive Campus workshop (staff/faculty sessions and student sessions offered several times throughout the year or by request)
We Believe You – a weekly discussion group for survivors of sexual violence and their allies co-hosted by the Women’s Center and We Believe You student org
The Women’s Center is identified as a quasi-confidential resource in the UMBC Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Other Related Misconduct. Under this classification, “Licensed Athletic Trainers, Non-Licensed Counselors, Non-Licensed Healthcare Providers (not covered above in section A), Members on the University’s Title IX Resources Team, and/or Staff/Advocates who work or volunteer at the Counseling Center, University Health Services, or Women’s Center are Quasi-Confidential Resources. Conversations with these Quasi-Confidential Resources can remain confidential unless, there is a continuing threat of harm, as determined in the sole discretion of the University, or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information (for example in cases of mandatory reporting related to abuse or neglect of minors or in response to a legally sufficient subpoena). Otherwise, Quasi-Confidential Resources will report incidents of Prohibited Conduct under this Policy, but are not required to share any identifying information to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.”
The Women’s Center, Residential Life (open 24/7), University Health Services, and Title IX Office have access to taxi vouchers for any victim in need of transportation to the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE Exam) Program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). A voucher will enable transportation to GBMC, and upon completion of the exam, the victim will receive another voucher to get back to campus.
For more information on reporting, including the incident report form and response protocol for faculty and staff, please click here.
Additional Campus Resources:
UMBC’s Title IX Coordinator Bobbie Hoye: 410-455-1713
Title IX Resources Team
University Counseling Center: 410-455-2472
UMBC Psychology Training Clinic: 410-455-5530 (located on South Campus; Accessible via UMBC shuttle)
University Health Services: 410-455-2542 (located in Erickson Hall)
UMBC Campus Police: Campus Police: 410-455-5555
Escort Service (via the UMBC police): 410-455-3133
Important UMBC Policies:
UMBC’s Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct
University System of Maryland’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Interim Title IX Procedures for Students
Interim Title IX Procedures for Faculty
Interim Title IX Procedures for Staff
Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse
All of our community members are welcome to discuss the issues that impact their well-being. Please know that any disclosures of child sexual abuse, even if it occurred many years ago, will have to be reported to Baltimore County Child Protective Services (CPS), who may investigate the allegations. Child sexual abuse is described as:
- Sexual abuse by a caretaker where the victim at the time was age 17 or younger.
- Sexual assault by anyone when the victim was age 13 or younger.
Sexual assault of anyone age 14 and older, that was not by a caregiver, is not reported to CPS.
For more details.