Emotional trauma is common after a sexual violence incident and can be severe. The violation, loss of trust and loss of control can have serious long-term impacts on you as a survivor. It is not unusual to feel guilty and distrustful, or to withdraw from others, especially if you know the person who violated you as a friend or acquaintance. There are trained personnel on and off campus who can provide counseling and support during recovery.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to call CCU’s Office of Counseling Services at 843-349-2305 for help or advice. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. To reach a counselor after regular office hours, call 843-349-2911 and ask for a counselor on-call.
You have the option of keeping your report of sexual assault in complete confidence, thus protecting your right to anonymity, when making a report to .
Student Health Services
If you choose not to go to the emergency room, it is extremely important that you see a medical provider. CCU’s Student Health Services can provide medical care to students who have been sexually assaulted. Typically, Student Health Services will be able to treat injuries and infections, but will not collect evidence. Call Student Health Services at 843-349-6543 for more information.
If you wish to remain anonymous about the reason for your visit to Student Health Services, you can indicate “Healthy Chant” on the sign-in kiosk in the waiting area. Student Health Services is not required to report an incident of sexual violence to CCU Public Safety or to the Title IX office.
Myrtle Beach Rape Crisis Center
The Myrtle Beach Rape Crisis Center is open and staffed 24/7 in case of an emergency.