TYPES OF HELP FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Get the right help, right now. You are not alone.

Help is available no matter when or where the incident happened, and it does not matter if the person who did it is a student or not.

Related: HOW TO REPORT


EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1


WHY get immediate medical assistance

  • Evidence can be collected in the first 72 hours following an assault
  • Seeking medical assistance does not mean you have to report to police

WHERE to get immediate trauma care

► PATH Center (Providing Access To Healing) 

  • Quality, trauma-informed care to victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • Professionals trained in the systematic collection of evidence
  • Respectful, supportive and compassionate atmosphere

Emergency Room/Department
Akron General Hospital
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
330-344-1148 (PATH)
330-344-6611 (ER)

Open 24/7


► Other 24/7 Urgent Care Facilities


Non-emergency medical assistance

On-campus:

► Student Health Services

Services include but are not limited to:

  • General primary health care
  • Sexually transmitted infections treatment
  • Well Women's Clinic

Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 260
382 Carroll St. (map)
Akron, OH 44315-1101
330-972-7808

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University faculty and staff are able to assist students but they cannot provide confidential assistance. Learn more about university employees' responsibility to report.

List of local resources for victims (pdf) 

University services & confidentiality chart (pdf)


COUNSELING

  • Confidential counseling is available for students no matter how much time has elapsed since the incident
  • Additional off campus resources are available for students, faculty and staff including 24-hour assistance.

On-campus:

Counseling & Testing Center

Simmons Hall, 306
277 E. Buchtel Ave. (map)
Akron, OH 44325-4303
330-972-7082

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


SEEK A RAPE CRISIS ADVOCATE

On-campus Rape Crisis Centers

  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 246
    330-972-6328
    Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Student Union, 152
    330-972-6048
    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summit & Medina County

Rape Crisis Center

Services include:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Crisis intervention
  • Justice system advocacy
  • Information and resources
  • 24-hour hospital advocacy
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Community and professional education
  • Support groups

Rape Crisis Center
974 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44305
330-374-0740
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 330-434-RAPE (7273)

Wayne County

OneEighty Rape Crisis Center

Services include:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Crisis intervention
  • Justice system advocacy
  • Information and resources
  • 24-hour hospital advocacy
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Community and professional education
  • Support groups

OneEighty Rape Crisis Center
104 Spink St.
Gault Liberty Center
Wooster, OH 44691
330-264-8498
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-686-1122


Emergency Call 9-1-1

Non-emergency


Anonymous Crime Reporting

Report a crime anonymously by text, through an app, on the phone, or via a web form.

See it. Report it. Get Rewarded.


Safety Resources On-Campus

  • Campus Patrol operates around the clock for the safety of anyone walking alone on campus. By calling 330-972-7263, an escort will come to your location and accompany you to your local destination. Campus Patrol members are employed and trained by UAPD. They are easily identified by conspicuously marked shirts or jackets. Teams assist UAPD in patrolling the campus, including parking lots and reporting suspicious behavior.
  • Emergency Messaging Service: With our Z-Alert text-messaging service, UA will notify you when campus closes or when there's a major event that affects safety.

If you have been accused

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, this may be a confusing and overwhelming time. Therefore, you will have access to assistance and support like the complainant (victim) throughout the process.

You need to know

  • Not every report results in a formal complaint (investigation).
  • If an investigation begins, the outcome cannot be determined until a thorough examination of all the evidence has been completed.
  • You will have the opportunity to provide your full account to the investigators.

Whom to contact

Dean of Students Office
330-972-6048

  • If you would like to learn more about the process
  • Have the opportunity to speak with someone who is trained and familiar
  • You can call or stop in without disclosing any personal information

Additional information about the rights of the accused student (respondent) and the person reporting a sexual misconduct (complainant) is explained in protocols for students and student code of conduct below.

View Sexual Misconduct Protocols for Students (pdf)

View Student Code of Conduct


Retaliation is prohibited

Please know retaliation against any person in a report (or investigation) of sexual misconduct including yourself, the person who submitted the report, or any witnesses is prohibited.

Title IX and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees

The University of Akron provides information, assistance, support and services for faculty and staff who have been targeted by or experienced sexual misconduct. If you have any questions or to file a report in person contact the university's Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for employees or by filing online.

File a report online

Jolene Lane
Title IX Coordinator for university
CDO/VP Inclusion & Equity
Buchtel Hall 209
330-972-7522
jolenealane@uakron.edu

Michelle Smith
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for employees
Director, Labor and Employee Relations
Administrative Services Building 125C
330-972-5146
msmith5@uakron.edu


Investigations involving faculty and staff

Investigations involving faculty and staff members are coordinated by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The investigations are conducted in accordance with The University of Akron Gender-Based Misconduct Protocols for Employees and the University of Akron Sexual Harassment Policy.

Daniel Nicolas
Director, EEO/AA
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Administrative Services Building 138B
330-972-6011
dnicolas@uakron.edu


Policies

Sexual Misconduct Protocols for Employees (pdf)

Affirmative Action Policy (pdf)

Sexual Harassment Policy (pdf)

Resources on-campus

University services & confidentiality chart (pdf)

Wayne College campus:


Resources off-campus

List of resources in Summit & Medina County (pdf)

List of resources in Wayne County (pdf)


HELP CENTERS

RAPE CRISIS CENTER

Call: 330-434-7273

Confidential
Available 24/7

COUNSELING & TESTING CENTER

Call: 330-972-7082

Confidential
Mon-Fri: 8 to 4:30 p.m.