Confidential Campus Advocacy and Support

Confidential Campus Advocacy and Support 

Susan Pelle, Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

If you need confidential support, please text or call Susan Pelle at 513-904-9013, M-F, 8:30-5:00. Support is also offered through Zoom and in-person. You are not alone!

  • The APC is free and CONFIDENTIAL
  • The APC provides strengths-based, survivor-centered, and culturally-specific support services and empowers survivors to make informed decisions that are best for them
  • The APC engages with student survivors at any point in their healing process
  • The APC works with friends and family of survivors as well as students and staff who receive disclosures
  • The APC supports survivors of all sexes, gender identities, and sexual orientations

The APC provides the following confidential services, all of which are optional:

  • Immediate Support
    1. Listen to the experiences of the person seeking support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
    2. Provide options, rights, resources, and referrals, including to confidential on and off campus counseling services as well as medical and legal services.
    3. Provide ongoing, supportive follow-up services.
  • Housing
    1. Assist with immediate relocation to a safe place.
    2. Assist with permanent relocation of housing.
  • Medical
    1. Provide medical resources and referrals.
    2. Accompany to medical exams, testing, and treatment.
    3. Accompany to hospital emergency room for sexual assault exam.
  • Safety Planning
    1. Help develop a safety plan based on the survivor's specific needs.
    2. Assist survivor to obtain a University-issued No Contact Notice.
    3. Coordinate with police for on-campus escort services.
  • Academics
    1. Assist student to obtain academic assistance, including assignment extensions, and incompletes.
    2. Assist in arranging a change in classroom sections or courses.
  • University
    1. Help navigate university departments, set up appointments.
    2. Assist in filing Title IX report with the University.
    3. Accompany to hearings.
  • Legal
    1. Explain legal options and process.
    2. Help initiate a police report.
    3. Help with orders of protection and accompany to court.

For after-hours support, text or call Women Helping Women's 24-Hour Crisis Line to speak with a confidential advocate at 513-381-5610. For 24-hour confidential online chat support, visit www.womenhelpingwomen.org and click on "Live Chat." WHW serves all sexes, sexual orientations, and gender identities.