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On-Campus Resources for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

 

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

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“The University understands that some individuals may not be prepared to make a report to law enforcement or to the University. Therefore, in addition to Confidential Resources, the University has Quasi-Confidential Resources available to provide crisis support and/or advocacy services for UMBC community members affected by an incident of Prohibited Conduct. Conversations with these Quasi-Confidential Resources can remain confidential, except, when there is an imminent or continuing threat to health or safety (as determined in the sole discretion of the University), there a disclosure of apparent or suspected abuse of a child or dependent adult, or other basis for disclosure, such as a legal obligation to reveal such information under enforceable court order. 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.” – from UMBC Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Other Related Misconduct Policy

 

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 Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Report and response protocol for faculty and staff, please click here.

Images from Women’s Center events and services dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence.

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
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Important UMBC Policies:

UMBC’s Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Other Related Misconduct
University System of Maryland’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Procedures for Students
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Faculty Procedures
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Staff Procedures

Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse

All of our community members are welcome to discuss the issues that impact their well-being. Please know that under the USM Policy on the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect, all members of the UMBC community have a duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Any disclosures made to Women’s Center staff, even if it occurred many years ago, will be reported to local police department or the local department of social services, and UMBC’s designee, who may investigate the allegations. For more details.