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On Campus Support and Resources

Spelman College offers several support and resource options for individuals who have experienced, witnessed or been accused of sex or gender-based discrimination, including acts of violence. 

This page contains information regarding on campus support and resources available to members of the Spelman community.

Confidential Disclosure

Professional, licensed counselors and pastoral counselors who provide mental-health counseling to members of the Spelman community, and including those who act in that role under the supervision of a licensed counselor, are not required to report any information about an incident to the Title IX Coordinator without a victim’s permission.

For Students
Counseling Center
The staff can assist with coping with the emotional and psychological impact of an incident.
 
Student Health Services
The staff can assist with accessing medical care such as, documenting and treating injuries, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and family planning options.
 
Dean of the Chapel
The staff can assist with the spiritual and religious concerns following an incident.

For Employees
The Spelman College Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provides confidential access to professional counseling services for help in confronting such personal problems. The EAP is available to all employees and their immediate family members offering problem assessment, short-term counseling, and referral to appropriate community and private services.

Call 1-800-523-5668 or 1-800-882-7610 (TTY) to contact an EAP counselor.

Non Confidential Support

Associate Director of Title IX and Compliance
The Associate Director of Title IX and Compliance will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.

Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve access to the College’s education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the College’s educational environment, and/or deter harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.

In addition, survivors/victims will be able to get information about safety planning, housing relocation, medical and SANE exams, academic accommodations, obtaining a temporary protective order, requesting Victim’s Compensation and or other criminal and civil processes for victims of crime, as appropriate.

Staff can also assist students with referrals for legal advocacy for hearings.

Student Success
The Student Success Program (SSP) is the umbrella unit that oversees academic support services at Spelman College. SSP uses best practices and essential resources to provide excellent academic support to help students realize their full potential. They provide tutoring, academic coaching, workshops and seminars.

Undergraduate Studies
The Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) monitors the academic progress of all students. They supervise and coordinate academic support services and the advisement of students to ensure their academic success and retention.

Student Access Center
The Student Access Center is the office responsible for providing academic and housing accommodations to students with documented disabilities.


Reporting to Law Enforcement

Incidents of sexual misconduct may also be crimes. Incidents can be reported to campus or local law enforcement agencies. College officials are available to provide assistance with making such reports, upon request. Reporting to law enforcement is not required. Students who are considering filing a College report or law enforcement report of sexual misconduct are encouraged to preserve any evidence of sexual misconduct.

Spelman College Public Safety: 404-525-6401