LiveWell Interpersonal Violence Prevention Services provides individual confidential advocacy to CCU community members impacted by any form of sexual misconduct, regardless of when or where it has occurred.
Our confidential advocate will empower students to make their own choices and is not required to disclose anyone’s identity. The Advocate is here to support students however they decide to proceed as they begin to recover and heal from what happened.
Here are some of the ways the Confidential Advocate may assist students:
- Academic assistance
- Housing relocation assistance
- Accompaniment to medical care
- Accompaniment to Title IX, Student Conduct, meetings and other appointments related to what happened
Below is list of resources. It is the student’s decision as to whether or not to utilize these resources:
LiveWell advocate 843-349-2304 843-349-2304(office) 843-333-2266 (mobile)
The LiveWell Office is a resource for the campus community to promote societal, community, relationship, and individual wellness. We provide campus wide wellness initiatives, educational events and presentations, internship opportunities, and services that promote well-being.
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Counseling Services 843-349-2305
Counseling services are at no cost for students and are available on a drop-in basis. To contact a counselor and discuss your needs, call the number above or schedule an appointment through Telemental Health.
Student Health Service 843-349-6543
Prevention, primary medical care, and health education services are available on-campus for CCU students. For survivors of sexual assault, medical consultation, specific testing, follow-up visits, and medical prescriptions are free.
Coastal Carolina students have free and immediate access to medical and mental health support through TimelyMD. This service, an extension of CCU’s Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services, provides care whenever and wherever you need it.
The below resources are not fully confidential. However, your privacy will be maintained.
The following non-confidential resources are available to offer resources and support:
Dean of Students Office/Student Advocacy and Intervention
Indigo Hall (Across from Chauncey’s Choice)
This office can connect the campus community with resources both on- and off-campus to address immediate and long-term needs. These resources include, but are not limited to, communication with faculty, changes to class schedules, identifying financial resources, and pursuing the student conduct process.
Department of Public Safety
Public Safety can assist if any member of the campus community feels unsafe, needs assistance filing any criminal charges, or would like to speak with a victim’s advocate. Those in need of immediate assistance are encouraged to contact the CCU Department of Public Safety on-campus emergency number at 843-349-2911. General safety inquiries or nonemergency reports can be shared via the nonemergency line at 843-349-2177.
Students can explore temporary or permanent room change options and discuss the campus resources available to them with University Housing’s professional staff. Furthermore, on-call professional staff are available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After hours and weekends, students can reach an on-call professional staff member through the RA on-call in their community or by calling your 24-hour community desk (University Place: 843-349-5060 / Ingle Hall: 843-349-6410 / Tradition Hall: 843-349-4127). During business hours, students are encouraged to contact their community coordinator:
Title IX Coordinator
Title IX is a federal law that prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. CCU works to address any complaints of sexual misconduct immediately upon receipt of report. If any member of our campus community has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, we are ready to assist. Please view the full Title IX Policy here. For questions about Title IX policies or procedures, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 843 349-2382, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rape crisis center 843-448-7273 Crisis Line (confidential)
- Family Justice Center 844-208-0161
- Careteam Plus 843-234-0005
- Conway Medical Center 843-347-7111
- Grand Strand medical 843-692-1000
- Horry County Police Department- 843-915-8342
- Conway City Police Department 843-248-1790
- Emergency Local Police and Medical 911
Supportive Measures for Students
- access to on-campus counseling services and assistance in setting up an initial appointment
- no contact orders issued by the Dean of Students Office
- rescheduling of academic exams and assignments
- providing alternative course completion options
- changing class schedules, including the ability to transfer course sections or withdraw from a course
- changing work schedules, job assignments, or job locations for University employment
- changing residence hall assignments
- providing an escort for transit between classes and activities
- providing academic support services, such as tutoring
- student-requested leaves of absence.
Supportive measures for faculty and staff
- connection to the Employee Assistance Program
- providing an escort for transit around campus
- resources to assist students who may have disclosed an incident of interpersonal violence
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a CCU-sponsored benefit for employees, their legal dependents and members of the employee's household. Life Services EAP provides confidential counseling for all types of personal problems. Employees can seek services to cope with a variety of issues (stress, emotional health, relationships, family, financial, alcohol, drug legal and other personal concerns.
Awareness, Prevention, Intervention, and Culture Change
LiveWell’s Interpersonal Violence Prevention services works with the university community to promote honesty, trust respect and open communication in relationships. Click here for a calendar of events, including Relationship Violence Awareness month (October) and Sexual Assault Awareness month (April).
Preventing Sexual Assault
As part of CCU’s ongoing efforts to enhance awareness of the university’s initiatives and resources to prevent power-based personal violence, incoming students are required to complete Get Inclusive, an online interactive module. Get Inclusive educates students about the types of interpersonal violence, prevention strategies including bystander intervention, as well as relevant laws, policies, warning signs, and campus resources.
- Step UP!
- Raise awareness of helping behaviors
- Increase motivation to help
- Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
- Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others
Facilitated by the LiveWell Office, Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. The goals of Step UP! are to:
Step UP! is a leadership program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. Step UP! Champions are students who make our community safer by choosing to intervene and take action using one of the three D's. (Direct, Distract, Delegate)
- Coastal Carolina University is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which members of the campus community may pursue their assignments without facing verbal or physical harassment of any kind. This online training will provide you with an overview of sexual harassment and how to recognize and prevent it in the workplace.
Chant Safe is a one stop web resource for all things safety at CCU. Learn about how to keep yourself and your fellow Chants safe in a variety of situations, as well as resources to guide your decisions.
Counseling Services offers a support group for students who have been impacted by sexual assault and/or relationship violence. Support groups occur when students with common issues choose to get together and support one another in coping with those issues. Usually, a counselor will meet with the support group once or twice to get them started and then the students continue to meet on their own as they choose. Counseling Services staff will arrange space on campus for support groups to meet. Students do not need to be clients of Counseling Services to participate. Click here for more information.
Identifying Students in Distress (faculty & Staff)
LiveWell office and the university Counseling Center have partnered to offer this training to help faculty and staff learn how to identify and support students in distress, who may have or be experiencing power-based personal violence, need support related to substance abuse or mental health.