The following resources are available for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking.
Emergency/crisis counseling 24 hours a day, every day of the year (walk-in during regular hours – 2nd floor Student Health building; outside of regular hours call 919.515.2423 and request that the “Counselor on Call” be paged)
- Individual counseling, generally short-term in nature, with referrals offered as appropriate
- Academic assistance with late withdrawal and late course drop requests, and other academic situations, as appropriate
- Groups are available depending on student need/interest
- Resources are provided for other services available on and off-campus
- Consultation with partners/friends/family/professors of survivors to assist in supporting the survivor, with short-term counseling available for those that are registered NC State students
- Outreach programs for student groups can be requested on issues around sexual assault
Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, NC State does not discriminate against students, employees, or members of the community on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities including, but not limited to, educational programs, employment, and admission. Sexual harassment (including sexual violence) is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by the university.
The Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) works in partnership with three Deputy Title IX Coordinators to share responsibilities that are critical to the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX.
Find out how to report; information on responding to sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking; and training requests.
Women’s Center advocates provide support to survivors of sexual and relationship violence, including stalking. Advocates are available in the center from 9 – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and can also be accessed via the 24-hour Sexual Assault Helpline 919.515.4444. Advocates are available for crisis intervention, referrals, accompaniment, and information about academic, legal, medical, emotional, and student conduct resources. Our lending library also has a selection of books that may be helpful for survivors and their supporters. In addition to individual support, we also offer a variety of educational programs and awareness campaigns surrounding these issues, including workshops by The Movement peer educators and programs such as Take Back the Night. The NC State Women’s Center serves NC State students of all genders, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
Sexual Violence Phone Line
The Sexual Assault Helpline is a 24/7/365 hotline available to anyone impacted by dating violence, sexual assault, rape, stalking, or other forms of gender-based violence. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates who are members of the NC State University community. Advocates provide callers with emotional support, and information about their rights, options, and resources.
866.467.0467 (Web ID = FASAP)
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is a service offered through ComPsych. FASAP offers confidential counseling to help employees, partners, and dependent family members cope with personal problems. Free counseling is available by phone and in-person near your work or home. Call for assistance with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety; relationship and marital problems; alcohol and substance abuse; legal and financial issues; finding child and elder care; and coping with grief and loss.
The NC State Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Center provides educational programming for students, staff, and faculty regarding concerns in the NC State community. Additionally, this center strives to create a more welcoming and inclusive climate for the NC State GLBT community. Staff work closely with the Women’s Center and other campus offices and are knowledgeable about how to support a GLBT-identified student that experienced sexual violence.
Employees are eligible for Worker’s Compensation for assaults (including sexual assaults) that are work-related. In other words, the assault must have occurred on the work premises and in the course of the scope of one’s job duties. For an employee to be compensated, there must be an accompanying illness or injury. This includes mental illness. Employees who are the perpetrators of the assault are not eligible for worker’s compensation for any illness or injury related to the assault.
919.828.3005 (24-hour support line)
InterAct, located near campus, is a non-profit United Way Agency that provides services to survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Services include short-term counseling, court assistance, support groups, information and referrals, and S.A.F.E Center accompaniment (see below for more information).
An InterAct advocate is available throughout the entire process. Following the interview, the InterAct Advocate will provide follow-up information on counseling, support groups, and court advocacy or the survivor can make contact with InterAct by calling 919.828.3005.
The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention, and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American and Hispanic students. Many of the programs and services expand students’ cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences.
MSA works in conjunction with several university departments and colleges, including The Women’s Center, to support the needs of all students. The staff of this office are knowledgeable, sensitive, and trained to respond to students affected by sexual assault and relationship violence.
You have the right to learn and work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. The Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED) at NC State is a resource on campus dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment within the University community. If you experience sexual harassment, please contact OIED. OIED can help by 1) Explaining what sexual harassment is, 2) Outlining the steps one may take to resolve the concern, and 3) Investigating your concern to ensure that it is addressed appropriately and no future harassment takes place.
The Office of Student Conduct is available to survivors to discuss options under the Code of Student Conduct (Code). If a survivor chooses to pursue allegations under the Code, staff will provide education and guidance throughout the process. Additionally, Student Conduct can assist in identifying and connecting with appropriate resources in the community, both on and off-campus.
The Solace Center, located at InterAct of Wake County at 1012 Oberlin Road, is a designated area for the forensic examination and treatment of survivors of rape/sexual assault.
The purpose of the Solace Center is:
- To gather evidence that can be used to prosecute rape cases collected in a private, confidential, and safe location by a trained forensic nurse examiner.
- To provide survivors of rape and sexual assault the opportunity to access support services from an InterAct Advocate.
- To provide law enforcement with the opportunity to begin their investigation without delay.
When a survivor arrives at the Solace Center, s/he will receive support from a sexual assault nurse examiner, an InterAct Advocate, and a law enforcement officer. The law enforcement officer and the nurse will interview the survivor, and then a forensic nurse examiner will take her or him to an examination room to complete the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit. The evidence is collected to aid in the prosecution of the perpetrator and is turned over to the City-County Bureau of Identification. The evidence collection process includes taking samples of blood, bodily fluids and hair. The nurse will likely keep the survivor’s clothing as evidence. After the examination, the survivor will be provided with a change of clothing if necessary.
Student Health Services provides convenient on-campus medical services to NC State University students. Male and female survivors of sexual violence can be seen for a physical exam, medical consultation, referral to campus and community resources, support, and aftercare
This office is available to inform the survivor of all her/his legal options concerning the rape/sexual assault. Should the survivor decide to pursue the matter through the criminal justice system, this office will guide and accompany them throughout the process. This office can represent the student in civil proceedings (restraining and no contact orders) as long as the perpetrator is not another NC State student. If the perpetrator is another NC State student, the office is limited to giving information and referrals. All information in this office is confidential.
University Housing staff are trained to assist survivors with a variety of concerns and also directs students to necessary resources (i.e. medical, counseling, etc.). Survivors should contact their Resident Advisor (RA), Residence Director (RD) or Assistant Director for assistance.
911 or 919.515.3000
Dialing 911 from a cell phone will get you the Raleigh Police, so if on campus, ask to be referred to the NC State Police Department. 911 from a landline or 919.515.3000 from any phone will connect you with the NC State Police Department.
University Police can assist sexual assault survivors by taking a report and completing a full investigation into the reported crime. University Police also has full-time investigators who are specially trained to work with rape and sexual assault victims and survivors.
Women’s Health is located on the 2nd floor of Student Health Services. It is staffed by Gynecologists and Family Nurse Practitioners. NC State women can be seen for a complete physical exam and pap smear, menstrual concerns, contraceptive management, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, treatment of urinary tract infections, and STI testing and treatment. They are also able to offer a survivor the morning-after pill up to 5 days (120 hours) following the incident. Women’s Health is also available to meet the physical and emotional needs of a rape survivor.