Speak with an Advocate
Call 803-777-8248 at any time or drop in to Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention during business hours. Students and faculty and staff members can talk to a trained interpersonal violence advocate.
Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention provides free, accessible, inclusive and confidential support to any member of the Carolina community who has survived interpersonal violence, regardless of their identity. Our office is a confidential resource, meaning our staff members are not required to disclose your identity.
We can assist you by providing information and resources and by empowering you to make your own choices.
Working with the undergraduate student ombudsman, we can facilitate academic assistance to minimize negative effects on your academic performance.
A staff member can go with you to the hospital for a forensic evidence exam or to the Center for Health and Well-Being for medical care. We can also go with you to Title IX, Office of Student Conduct and law enforcement meetings and other appointments related to what happened.
We are always available to members of the university community and their families to answer questions; explain processes, rights, options and resources; and help people who are supporting survivors. We cannot discuss information regarding a specific survivor or incident without a signed authorization from the survivor.
We can assist you with residence hall or housing changes that help you feel safer.
We can help you identify ways to increase your physical and online safety and help you create a detailed plan that's tailored to your circumstances. Download the Rave Guardian app and review other options for safety with your advocate.
Take Care of Yourself
It's important to do what you can to feel safe, healthy and comfortable. Self-care is personal and can look different for everyone. The university offers resources that can assist you with all aspects of your health, from physical and emotional health to financial and intellectual well-being.