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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

Assistant Director Prevention & Response
The Assistant Director for Prevention & Response will provide information about options for administrative resolution at Spelman College or other institutions. In addition, survivors/ victim will be able to get information about safety planning, housing relocation, academic accommodations, obtaining a temporary protective order, requesting Victim’s Compensation and or other criminal and civil processes for victims of crime, as appropriate.

Outreach and Education Coordinator
The Outreach and Education Coordinator will provide information to respondents about their rights, support, and resources. In addition, respondents will obtain information about the complaint resolution process, counseling services, and their rights to an advisor.

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. We provide the following services in our centers, labs and programs:

Directed Supplemental Instruction
Peer Tutoring
Specialized Academic Coaching
Campus-wide Assessing
Workshops and Student Success Seminars

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

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

Court and Criminal Complaint Assistance

Staff are available to assist students with making reports to local and campus law enforcement. Staff can also assist students with filing or responding to petitions for temporary protective orders and can make referrals for legal advocacy for hearings.

Medical Assistance

Title IX & Compliance office staff can assist students by connecting them with local health care facilities to treat and document injuries and conduct forensic medical examination, commonly referred to as a Rape Kit.

Support Measures and Accommodations

The College 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.

Supportive measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus, and other similar measures.

To protect the safety and security of parties and/or community, the College may take interim actions, including temporary housing relocation, removal from a class, interim suspension, or administrative leave. Students should contact the Dean of Students or the Assistant Director, Prevention and Response to make such requests. Staff or faculty should contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs or Director of Human Resources to make such requests.

Confidentiality & Privacy

The College will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures, provided that privacy does not impair the College’s ability to provide the supportive measures. The College will keep confidential the identity of any individual who has made a report or complaint of sex discrimination, including any individual who has made a report or filed a formal complaint, any complainant, any individual who has been  reported to be the perpetrator of sex discrimination, any respondent, and any witness, except as is permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or as required by law, or to comply with Federal Regulations including the investigation, hearing or judicial proceeding arising from a complaint.


Title IX Report An Incident REPORT AN INCIDENT

 

Title IX Office
404-270-4005
titleixteam@spelman.edu


Title IX Contacts

Sexual Misconduct Brochures

Spelman Safety Plan (PDF)