Sexual Assault Support Services and Resources

Students who wish to discuss a situation in complete confidence should notify only Counseling Services or off-campus confidential resources.

Please be aware that all JWU employees, including professional staff, faculty, and certain student staff (such as resident assistants) have limited confidentiality and must report cases of sexual misconduct to Safety & Security.

Gauging Consent

Consensual sexual activity happens when each partner willingly chooses to participate through words, attitudes or actions. Open communication about desires and expectations is critical to obtain and give consent. The full JWU Sexual Assault policy can be found in the Charlotte Campus Student Handbook.

Red: Signs You Should Stop

  • You and your partner are too drunk or high to give consent.
  • Your partner is asleep or passed out.
  • Your partner says ‘no’ or indicates that s/he wants to stop.

Yellow: Signs you should pause and talk

  • You feel like you are getting mixed signals.
  • Your partner has not indicated what s/he is okay with.
  • Your partner stops or is not responsive.

Green: Keep communicating

  • Everyone comes to a mutual decision about what is happening.
  • Everyone clearly expresses their comfort with the situation.
  • You feel your decision will be respected if you change your mind.

Important Time Frames
In the event of an assault, keep in mind the following time frames for emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and evidence collection:

  • Three days (up to 72 hours) from incident for emergency contraception and some potential STI prevention
  • Four days (up to 96 hours) from incident for evidence collection (only available at hospital emergency departments)

Request an advocate by calling United Family Services, Rape Crisis at 704-375-9900 for accompaniment during the report of a sexual assault.

Campus and Local Contacts

Local Police Departments:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Police: 704-336-7600

On-campus:

JWU Counseling Services (confidential): 980-598-1700
Safety & Security: 980-598-1900 (after hours, they’ll direct you to on-call counseling)
Health Services: 980-598-1700
Title IX Coordinator: 401-598-2716
Gender Equity Center: 401-598-2248
Residence Life: 980-598-1800
Dean of Students: 980-598-1830
Student Conduct: 980-598-1820

Off-campus:

  • United Family Services, Rape Crisis Hotline: 704-375-9900
  • United Family Services, office: 704-332-9034
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (24-hour): 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Love Is Respect (24-7): Chat online with an advocate or text “loveis” to an advocate at 77054

Medical Assistance
You do not need to report an assault to police to receive medical services or evidence collection.