The Gender Violence Response Advocates (Advocates) Program is a network of dedicated and compassionate staff and faculty members who are trained to assist survivors of gender violence. In their role, Advocates provide initial support and referrals to survivors.
An Advocate is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by calling:
Fall 2014 Advocates:
Advocates Confidentiality Statement:
"Let me explain the boundaries of confidentiality in a situation like this. As an Advocate, my role is to provide you with support, as well as inform you about University and community resources. I will do my best to keep your identity confidential, but I’d like to explain the process to you so that you understand other responsibilities I have. The University is, of course, concerned with your welfare, as well as the safety and security of all students on campus. I will document in a report the basic information that you provide to me and will pass that report to the Director of Gender Violence Education and Support. The Director, in order for the University to comply with its legal responsibility to publish statistics for any potential assaults that occur on or around campus, will provide the report to the Chief of Police, but the report will only contain the last four digits of your University identification number, not your name. The Director will only provide your name if she receives a specific request from the police to speak with you based upon the particular facts surrounding the incident. The following are examples of particular facts that may lead the police to ask to speak with you: if there is an imminent threat to the community; if we have a pattern of activity or multiple reports related to the same suspect; if the alleged perpetrator is a University employee; or potentially, but less likely, if we know the name of the alleged perpetrator. Of course, at any time, you may also choose to contact the police directly and report the incident to them."