Information provided by Student Advocacy, Fellowship & Education (SAFE)
To get or learn more about victim services at WC, please contact the S.A.F.E. Peer Support Line at 937.356.9778.
There is support from professional staff when you would like to receive supportive services and advocacy at WC. This includes (but is not limited to) campus no-contact orders, safe shelter on campus, information about resources and options, Title IX reporting, and accommodations with housing, counseling & health services, adjustment in schedules, academic services, and more. These are any measures meant to help address issues that impact your life because of a victimization. For example, if you want to change your residence hall location, if you would like to have someone support you through the Title IX process, if you are having difficulty with academic assignments because of the incident, or if you want to limit contact with someone who makes you concerned. These services will be primarily
provided through the Counseling Center and Title IX Office.
An advocate is someone who is trained to provide support to victims of crime. They help make sure (A) your voice, views and experiences are heard and treated with appropriate respect, (B) you are fully aware of your rights under current legislation, and (C) you can make informed decisions based on the information provided. They offer emotional support, victims’ rights information, help in finding needed resources and assistance in filling out crime victim related forms, as well as accompanying victims through criminal justice proceedings and sexual assault forensic exams. For example, an advocate can go with you to the make a police report with the Wilmington Police Department, help you stay informed of important court dates, or inform you of what to expect when filing for an order of protection or going to court. These services will be primarily provided through a collaboration with Alternatives to Violence Center.
The following individuals can give confidential or private support on campus – meaning they do not have to share any personally-identifying information with anyone else.*
Nancy McCormick (ext. 239)
*except under certain circumstances they can let you know of (for example if there is a threat to yourself or others or in the rare circumstance it is mandated by law)