Sexual Misconduct Support - Coastal Carolina University
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Sexual Misconduct Support

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.

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

The resources below maintain confidentiality within legal limits:

Counseling Services
843-349-2305
https://www.coastal.edu/counseling/
251 University Blvd. (Across from Baxley Hall)

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

Student Health Services
843-349-6543
https://www.coastal.edu/health/
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.

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

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

843-349-4161
https://www.coastal.edu/deanofstudents/
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
https://www.coastal.edu/safety/https://www.coastal.edu/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 non-emergency reports can be shared via the non-emergency 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 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:

https://www.coastal.edu/housing/currentresidents/residentsuccessteam/

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 titleix@coastal.edu.

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE A REPORT HAS BEEN MADE?

When a potential violation of Title IX has been reported to a University employee, the complainant will be contacted via email by the Assistant Dean for Student Advocacy and Intervention in the Dean of Students Office. This email will contain information about various campus resources, and students will be invited to set up a meeting to discuss their options. Students are not required to respond, and the resources listed may be utilized at any point throughout their time as a student. Some examples of resources discussed in this meeting include:

  • Communication with professors
  • Classroom/housing changes
  • Financial concerns
  • How to pursue a criminal case
  • How to pursue a conduct case
  • No contact orders
  • Personal safety concerns
  • Semester completion options

WHAT ABOUT RETALIATION?

Students are protected from retaliation under CCU policy. It is important to report any instances of retaliation to the Department of Public Safety or the Dean of Students Office immediately.

ANONYMOUS REPORTING

843-349-TIPS (8477)

To report a crime anonymously, including reports of sexual misconduct, members of the campus community are encouraged to contact the Department of Public Safety TIPS Line. Reports to the TIPS line cannot be traced back to the reporter. Keep in mind that the opportunity to investigate will depend upon the information shared.