Resources

Internet Resources

  • http://www.notalone.gov The White House has brought together a team of experts and advisors  on the important issue of sexual violence on college campuses. This website has been set up with a variety of resources for college students and for colleges and universities to properly handle prevention efforts and response protocols relating to sexual violence.
  • http://www.avp.org/index.php The Anti-Violence Project focuses on ending violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected individuals. Their website contains many resources specifically produced for LGBTQ individuals and includes a lot of information on intimate partner violence in LGBTQ relationships. Their 24-hour hotline number can be found on the (link) Hotline Resources page.
  • http://www.nsvrc.org The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control, is designed to provide creative resources and scholarly research in a collaborative format to violence prevention specialists around the country. 
  • www.knowyourix.org A campaign aiming to educate college students (and educators) about their rights under Title IX. The campaign was begun by a collective of survivors of college assault and features information on Title IX rights, advocacy, grievance proceedings, and complaint filing.
  • www.rainn.org RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) is the country's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Their website contains an abundance of information on many different issues related to sexual violence.
  • http://www.loveisrespect.org A website dedicated to educating individuals on healthy relationships and on how to handle abusive relationships. For a guide to safety planning, please see here.
  • http://nomore.org/ The NO MORE effort is a nation-wide media campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. A number of major violence prevention initiatives in the United States are involved in the campaign, and it provides materials and information on a variety of topics related to sexual violence.

 

On-Campus Resource

Counseling & Testing Center

The effects of sexual violence may include depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, altered sleeping eating patterns, decreased academic performance, and many others.

The Counseling and Testing Center offers personal, social, career and spiritual counseling to all students on the ECSU campus for as many sessions as requested. The Center can also provide off-campus referrals if needed.

Importantly, the Counseling and Testing Center is not subject to Clery Act and Title IX regulations. This means that information provided to the Center remains completely confidential (unless there is a risk of an individual harming himself or another person). The Counseling Center can be reached at (252) 335.3273.

Health Services

The effects of sexual violence may include depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, altered sleeping eating patterns, decreased academic performance, and many others.

Student Health Services can provide diagnoses and treatment of acute and general medical problems relating to experienced sexual violence. Any information shared with medical professionals during treatment will remain confidential. Student Health Services can be reached at (252) 335.3267.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs houses the University's disciplinary and judicial boards. You can speak with with the Office of Student Affairs if you choose to pursue a case on-campus. Please note that cases involving sexual misconduct, stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and relationship violence are never handled by student disciplinary boards. The Office is dedicated to providing students with the best possible college experience and will work with students in a variety of ways to make sure that they feel safe on campus if a problem is reported. The Office can be reached at (252) 335.3276. 

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX is a federal law that protects students and staff from discrimination based on any factor, including race and gender. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. If you have experienced sexual assault, you can consult with a Title IX representative at the university and file a complaint. While the sooner an incident is reported, the better, you may make a Title IX complaint at any time following the assault. Retaliation against an individual filing a complaint is strictly prohibited, so know that if you report an incident, it is illegal to act adversely against you in any way because of it.  ECSU's Title IX coordinator is Rafael Bones, and he can be reached at (252) 335.3785.

University Police

The University's police force is tasked with making campus as safe as possible. While you are never required to report an experience of sexual violence, know that the University Police Department is a valuable resource that is available for you. The University Police can be reached at 252.335.3266. The Daily Crime Log can be viewed here.

Women's Center

The Women's Center serves as a safe space for all students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity, and is intended to provide support and services to university community members on issues related to sexual violence.

The Women's Center, as a service center for survivors of sexual violence, is subject to revised Clery Act and Title IX regulations. This means that information provided to the Women's Center will remain confidential, and that only anonymous and de-identified numerical information will be transmitted to other individuals. 

 

Off-Campus Resource

Albemarle Hopeline

Hopeline provides direct services to survivors of sexual violence and to their families. Hopeline can assist with court advocacy following assault and provide counseling services. Hopeline also runs an emergency shelter for battered women and children and a thrift store, the proceeds of which support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Hopeline also runs a crisis hotline, which operates 24/7/365. Please call this hotline if you or someone you know needs help related to sexual violence. The hotline's operators can provide information on emergency services, crisis counseling, and/or someone to talk to following domestic violence or sexual assault. 

  • Hopeline can be reached at (252) 338.5338.
  • The rape crisis hotline can be reached at (252) 338.3011.

Clerk of Court Office, Elizabeth City

The Clerk of Court Office can be reached at (252) 331.4756. 

District Attorney's Office

The Office of the District Attorney (First Prosecutorial District) may be reached at (252) 331.4530.

Elizabeth City Police Department

The Elizabeth City Police Department has a collaborative relationship with the University and will assist students, faculty and staff with legal needs. If you wish to pursue legal recourse following sexual violence, you may contact the Elizabeth City Police Department for information on how to do so. The Police Department may also be able to provide information on how to obtain protective orders following sexual violence. If it is an emergency, please call 911. Otherwise, the Police Department can be reached at (252) 335.4321.

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina provides legal help at low or no cost to individuals in the state of North Carolina. The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative is a specific project of Legal Aid. Both are excellent resources for information on legal advocacy and low-cost legal services.

  • Legal Aid's closest office is located in Ahoskie, NC, and can be reached at (252) 332.5124.
  • The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative can be reached at (919) 856.2157.

NCCASA

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) advocates for the rights of survivors of sexual violence and for organizations assisting survivors. NCCASA is also involved in policy efforts to reform legislation to better serve survivors of sexual violence. NCCASA is a useful resource for individuals navigating the legal landscape following sexual violence, as well as a resource for finding information on medical and emotional care. NC-CASA can be reached at (919) 871.1015.

Pasquotank County Magistrates Pasquotank

The stated mission of the Department of Social Services in Pasquotank County is to enhance quality of life for citizens and to protect vulnerable citizens. Economic and social work services, including the investigation of complaints of child abuse, are provided by the department. Domestic violence survivors may be interested in contacting Social Services. 

  • Pasquotank's Department of Social Service can be reached at (252) 338.2126. 
  • Pasquotank County Magistrates can be reached at (252) 331.4599.

Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office

The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office can be reached at (252) 338.2191. 

Pasquotank Department of Social Services

The stated mission of the Department of Social Services in Pasquotank County is to enhance quality of life for citizens and to protect vulnerable citizens. Economic and social work services, including the investigation of complaints of child abuse, are provided by the department.  Domestic violence survivors may be interested in contacting Social Services. Pasquotank's Department of Social Service can be reached at 252.338.2126. 

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center

Going to the hospital following a sexual assault does not mean you are reporting the assault to law enforcement. Instead, you will receive medical attention you may need or want (including medications to prevent sexually transmitted infections, if you wish). 

Additionally, if you choose, a specially-trained nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE) may perform a physical examination. This examination can then be used as evidence if you choose to pursue legal action. Sentara Albemarle Medical Center's phone number is 252.335.0531.