Advocacy Services

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center  

A survivor advocate from The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) is available to provide confidential short-term counseling, support, resources & advocacy to all undergraduate and graduate students of any gender who have experienced sexual, dating, or power-based personal violence. All services and sessions with CRCC are free & confidential. 

To schedule an appointment with the CRCC off-campus, call 216.619.6194 ext.141 or visit For the 24/7 hotline, text or call 216.619.6192. This support, information, and resource is anonymous and confidential.

What is the Advocate's Role?

  • Help students understand, evaluate, and choose among services/resources available both on and off campus.
  • Clarify the University process for sexual misconduct incidents.
  • Refer students to appropriate resource(s) once they have identified a recovery plan and goals.

Where Can You Find an Advocate?

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
216.619.6192 (24/7 call or text line)

During the Fall 2021 semester a survivor advocate from CRCC will be on campus on Mondays from 9 am-5 pm in the Mather Center located in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248. No appointment is needed to speak with the advocate on-campus. 

What Is Sexual Misconduct?

Under CWRU policy, sexual misconduct includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Non-consensual contact or activity
  • Non-consensual intercourse
  • Forced contact or activity
  • Forced intercourse
  • Intimate partner violence (dating & domestic violence)
  • Exploitation

How Is Misconduct Reported to Title IX?

Office of Title IX - Hearings, Investigations, Sanctions

  • University Staff, Faculty and Police are Mandated Reporters, and must report misconduct witnessed or reported to them.
  • Confidential resources include: Advocates, Counseling Services, Health Services, Inter-Religious Center, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.
  • Students are NOT mandated reporters, but have anonymous reporting options, including speaking with an Advocate.