The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) provides confidential supportive services to student respondents in the University’s Title IX process. A respondent is defined by University Policy 1202.
SSAC provides the following services in this area:
- Information about and connection to campus and community reporting options;
- Navigation of campus and community support and well-being resources;
- Connection to an advisor for the Title IX process;
- Safety planning; and
- Space to address the student’s additional challenges and needs.
If you or someone you know is in need of resources and support, please request a meeting with a staff member. SSAC is a confidential resource for all students involved in University Policy 1202 process and for other students who would like to discuss topics related to sexual and interpersonal violence.
- can assist in connecting students to counseling resources; however, staff does not provide counseling or other licensed mental health services;
- can assist in identifying avenues of finding an attorney, if needed; however, staff cannot provide legal advice;
- can connect students to a Title IX process advisor; however, staff cannot serve in that capacity to either party involved in the Title IX process;
- actively avoids conflict of interest and protects student privacy. The same staff member will not be assigned to work with multiple parties involved in a case. Additionally, the Center will not reveal any details about any parties involved in a Policy 1202 process without the student’s written consent with the exception of imminent harm to self or others.
- serves as a support resource for students and, therefore, does not have influence over the outcome of a Title IX case; and
- can connect students with medical resources, if needed; however staff does not offer medical support.