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President's Letter to the Community

A Message From the President


November 9, 2017

Dear Spelman Community,

Yesterday signs were posted on campus and shared on social media regarding sexual violence in the Atlanta University Center community. I write to remind everyone that Spelman College has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of violence, harassment or unwanted contact. Our hearts go out to any members of our community who have experienced incidents of violence, harassment or unwanted contact.

Any members of our community who have information about acts of sexual violence are encouraged to report them to the Spelman College Public Safety Department at 404-525-6401 and to our Title IX & Compliance Office at 404-270-4005, titleixteam@spelman.edu or online. To report incidents that occur outside of Spelman's campus, we encourage you to use 9-1-1 to be routed to the appropriate authorities. The College is available to assist individuals who report to local law enforcement.

For those who have experienced acts of sexual misconduct, we urge you to contact our Title IX Office for the resources, information and support that the College offers. We understand that there are a number of reasons why survivors/victims are hesitant about filing formal complaints. The resources available are accessible, without filing a formal complaint.

Also, we understand that content related to sexual violence can be a trigger. Students can access support through the offices of Counseling Services, the Dean of Students, Title IX and Religious Life. Faculty and staff can utilize the College's Employee Assistance Program. Below is the contact information for helpful resources.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of Spelman students.

Sincerely,

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.
President

CAMPUS RESOURCES
Public Safety
404-525-6401

Title IX & Compliance Office
404-270-4005

Dean of Students
404-270-5133

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Counseling Services
404-270-5293

Student Health Services
404-270-5249

Religious Life
404-270-5728

24-Hour Response Hotline
678-873-5884

Employee Assistance Program
1-800-523-5668 or 1-800-882-7610