- Campus Health Services: Women's Clinic
- Sex and Health
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
- University Counseling Services
- The Survivors and Friends Empowerment (SAFE) Line: 216.368.7777
- Campus Security: 216.368.3333
In the Community
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center provides specialized services for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking at no cost to the survivor. Anyone can text or call our 24-Hour hotline for support and information at 216.619.6192, chat online, or call the main office at 216.619.6194 for more information. We will also available be on campus on Mondays in the Mather Center if face-to-face support is preferred.
- Circle of 6 Phone App
- National Sexual Assault Hotline:1.800.656.4673 (24 hours)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 (24 hours)
National Advocacy Events
OCTOBER: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Purple Light Nights® is the inspiration of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force, King County, Washington. The goal is to have all residents shine a purple light on every front porch; hang a string of purple lights in every business window; and decorate each downtown street tree with purple lights, to send the message that “Domestic Violence Has NO Place In Our Community." The outcome of Purple Light Nights® is to increase the awareness of domestic violence issues and it’s effect upon children and families and provide education on building healthy relationships.
The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. Violence and all other forms of oppression against all communities and families must be eliminated. The purpose of the DVAP is to support and promote the national, tribal, territorial, state, and local advocacy networks in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance.
FEBRUARY: Body Positivity & National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
Online Eating Disorder Screening
NEDA partners with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) to provide an online eating disorder screening tool. Found at www.MyBodyScreening.org, this website provides people with the option to take a free, anonymous self-assessment to gauge their risk of an eating disorder. The anonymous SMH online screening takes only a few minutes and consists of a series of questions, developed by treatment professionals in the eating disorders field, which are designed to indicate whether clinical help is needed. The availability of such a “low pressure” first-step towards recovery is a vital tool. After completing a screening, participants (if indicated) will receive referral information through NEDA’s Helpline for personal evaluation by a medical professional and treatment. There are two screenings available, one for college students – a particularly vulnerable demographic for the development of eating disorders – and a standard screening for other demographics. This is an outstanding resource for people who may need help or know someone who may need help and don’t know where to begin.
To take this online screening assessment please follow the directions on the NEDA website.
If you would like more information, resources, or support for a body image or eating disorder related issue please contact our Student Advocate, Danielle Sabo.
APRIL: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Take Back The Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all. Take Back The Night's goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
College campuses and communities around the world hold TBTN events. Each event has its own agenda, but often includes a candlelight vigil; a march or walk; an open mic forum or speak out; presentations by local law enforcement officers, agency representatives, governmental and school leaders, professors and other knowledgeable experts; and a survivor support circle.
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.