Campus and Community Resources
The College is committed to treating all individuals with dignity, care and respect. The complainant and respondent will have equal access to support and counseling services through the College. Additional resources may be found in the Winter Park and Orlando area. All parties are encouraged to utilize on or off campus resources for assistance.
1. Health and Safety
The first priority for any individual who has been assaulted is to get to a safe place. If there is continued threat or risk of danger, please call Campus Safety at (407) 646-2999 or 911. When necessary, seek medical attention. The following is a list of options of where to seek medical attention:
- Primary Care Physician or a specialist (i.e. gynecologist, urologist)
- Rollins Health Services at the Wellness Center (407-646-2235)
- Local hospital. The closest hospital to campus is Winter Park Memorial Hospital (407-646-7000). Please note that area hospitals are required by Florida law and/or policy to contact local law enforcement.
2. Confidential Resources
The College recognizes that not every individual will be prepared to make a report to the College or local law enforcement. Students seeking to talk to someone about an incident of sexual misconduct or harassment confidentially without making a report to the College or triggering any investigation or action by the College or local law enforcement can utilize services offered through the Wellness Center. These services include:
- Victim Advocacy (407-628-6340 office phone number; 407-619-2329 after-hours phone number): Victim advocates are on call at all times for emergency situations. Victim advocates are available to assist with medical and emotional needs, exploring options and providing referrals and resources.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (407-628-6340): Students have the opportunity for one-on-one counseling on campus in the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Confidentiality laws protect the conversations individuals have with a counselor. Services are provided free of charge. Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment or almost immediately in crisis situations.
- Health Services (407-646-2235): Students may seek medical attention, Plan B, STD/STI testing or seek answers to their questions and concerns by visiting the health center. Confidentiality laws protect the conversations you have with medical staff in the course of care or treatment.
Faculty and staff members can utilize the Employee Assistance Program (877-398-5816) for confidential counseling.
Additionally, the Victim Services Center of Central Florida (407-497-6701) offers the following confidential resources to all members of the College community:
- 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: The VSC operates a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week Sexual Assault Hotline. The hotline is for anyone seeking immediate telephone crisis intervention services or information on sexual assault. The hotline is operated by certified Sexual Assault Counselors. Certified Sexual Assault Counselors are trained to provide immediate crisis intervention and ongoing support.
- Acute Sexual Assault Services (within 120 hours following the sexual assault): Services include providing immediate support and advocacy to both reporting and non-reporting victims of sexual assault. Services can include forensic evidence collection by a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) that occurs in a private facility which offers a calming home-like environment. A certified Victim Advocate is available to accompany the victim during the exam, and all information provided to the advocate is confidential. Services can be received regardless of whether a victim reports the crime to law enforcement.
3. Other College Resources (Please be advised that the following resources cannot maintain your confidentiality):
- Campus Safety (407) 646-2999: Assistance is available from the College 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling Campus Safety. Campus Safety will provide transportation to the hospital, coordinate with local law enforcement (if needed), and provide information about the College’s resources and complaint processes.
- Faculty and Staff: The College recognizes that an individual may choose to share information with any College staff or faculty member. With the exception of the confidential resources listed above, all College employees are required to elevate information to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
- Vice President for Student Affairs (407) 646-2185: The Vice President for Student Affairs can provide students with information about the College’s resources and complaint process and offer interim measures to protect safety and well-being (as described later in this policy).
- Human Resources (407) 646-2369: The Human Resources Department can provide employees with information about the College’s resources and complaint process and offer interim measures to protect safety and well-being (as described later in this policy).
- Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Both the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator are available to meet with any individual to discuss the options for filing and resolving a report. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator ensure that the College responds to all reports timely, effectively and consistently.