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Office of Victim Services

(formerly known as C.A.R.E.)

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Kick-Off Party on George Street September 3, 2013

ttbowenm's National Campus Safety Awareness Fair Sept 2013 album on Photobucket

 

Bro Code Video was shown on October 7, 2013  with open discussion/student panel following.
"The Bro Code" by Thomas Keith, demonstrates how media plays a significant role in creating /promoting a culture of rape and violence against women through the dangerous ideal of sexist masculinity. 

 

tt1bowenm's Bro Code album on Photobucket

 

The Annual NV Day: No Violence-No Victim Tuesday, September 10, 2013

tt3bowenm's NV Day album on Photobucket

About the Office of Victim Services

Becoming a victim of a crime can happen to anyone and students, active in all facets of community life, are no exception. Faced with a host of critical issues, decisions and problems that can arise if one becomes a victim, life as usual - attending classes, going to work, studying, socializing - becomes anything BUT usual. The specially tailored Office of Victim Services is available for our students no matter where a crime occurs on or off campus, or whether the student elects to file an official police report or not. Certified victim assistance specialists address the immediate and long-term questions and issues (What are my options? What happens if I...? How can I?), handle the non-counseling fallout from the crime (ex., missed classes or work, room change, course disruptions, safety planning and concerns), attend to ongoing distractions or interruptions (involvement in any judicial processes/appearances) and work to resolve any matters or concerns that arise related to the crime and its impact on the college experience. Services are provided within a framework that is attentive, sensitive and knowledgeable so that no matter where our students live, work and socialize, if there is ever a need, there is a wealth of assistance through the Office of Victim Services.

What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

  1. Immediately get to a safe place.
  2. Call the police
  3. Contact the Office of Victim Services.
    The 24-hour emergency team response pager number is 843.724.3600. 
    For non-emergency assistance or general information, please call 843.953.2273 during normal business hours.
  4. Get medical assistance ASAP.
    It's important that you receive treatment at a facility where the staff is specially trained to provide care for sexual assault survivors. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) ER has a team of specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners on call 24/7 to care for female and male victims of sexual assault.

    You have the right to a free medical/forensic exam at MUSC for up to 120 hours (or 5 days) after an assault whether you chose to file an official incident report or report anonymously.
  5. More Information at the Student Health Services web page: What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

 

 

 

 Office of Victim Services