Student Advocate

Megan Long, MSSA, LSW (CWRU Advocate), and a survivor advocate from The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC), are 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 Megan and CRCC are free & 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? 
216.368.7777 (24/7 SAFE Line)

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

Advocate Drop-in Hours

Advocate Drop In hours are for any CWRU, CIA, CIM and KSU Podiatry undergraduate or graduate student who may have questions about sexual misconduct reporting options or the Office of Equity (Title IX) process. Advocate Drop In hours are confidential, although non-clinical in nature.

Students may use these hours to process related questions, consultation, "how to help a friend" questions, or referrals for clinical services such as individual or group therapy, or community referrals.

Zoom link sent after registration. You will pick a 30 minute time slot during the available time. 

Day Time Registration
Monday, March 29 3:00- 5:00pm
Monday, April 5 3:00- 5:00pm
Monday, April 12 3:00- 5:00pm
Monday, April 19 3:00- 5:00pm
Monday, April 26 3:00- 5:00pm
Monday, May 3 3:00- 5:00pm

What Is Sexual Misconduct?

Under our 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.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

 Download information on CRCC Telehealth Services 

Students may also choose to speak with a survivor advocate from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center who can provide support, resources, and advocacy. These services are also free and confidential for any CWRU student.  

To schedule an appointment with the CRCC, 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.