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Interpersonal Violence (sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment)

Interpersonal violence involves the intentional use of physical force or power against other persons by an individual or small group of individuals. Interpersonal violence may be physical, sexual, or psychological (also called emotional violence), and it may involve deprivation and neglect. Acts of interpersonal violence can be further divided into family or partner violence and community violence.

  • Familyor partner violence refers to violence within the family or between intimate partners. It includes child maltreatment, dating and intimate partner violence (IPV), and elder maltreatment.
  • Community violenceoccurs among individuals who are not related by family ties but who may know each other. It includes youth violence, bullying, assault, rape or sexual assault by acquaintances or strangers, and violence that occurs in institutional settings such as schools, workplaces, and prisons.

Title IX

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 information on support for interpersonal violence, please visit

The resources below maintain confidentiality within legal limits:

Counseling Services
251 University Blvd. (Across from Baxley Hall)

Counseling services are free of charge for students and are available on a walk-in basis. To make contact with a counselor and discuss your needs, call the number above or schedule an appointment through Telemental Health.

Student Health Services
251 University Blvd. (Across from Baxley Hall)

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.


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

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
255 University Blvd. (Across from Baxley Hall)

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.

University Housing

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

For questions about Title IX policies or procedures, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 843 349-2382, or by email at

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