How does Emory handle reporting?
Students wishing to file a report can contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, the Respect Program, the Emory Police Department, the Center for Women, or any of theDeputy Title IX Coordinators.
- The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students (404.727.7195) can assist students who want to request informal remedies (issuing no contact orders, class reassignments, housing relocations, safety planning) etc.) ) or who wish to bring a formal complaint for disciplinary action against a student.
- The Respect Program (404.727.1514) engages the Emory community to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence. The Respect Program provides confidential consultations to help survivors of sexual violence as they take steps to heal.
- The Emory Police Department (404.727.6111) can assist students who wish to file a police report regarding an act of sexual misconduct that took place on campus. The police can investigate acts of sexual misconduct to determine if sufficient evidence exists to file criminal charges.
- The Center for Women helps Emory University provide the best possible environment for women as students, scholars and employees. The Center advocates for gender equity throughout the University; provide resources and skill-building opportunities; and bring faculty, students, practitioners, activists, and other learners together to examine gender issues and work toward ethical solutions.
What should I do if someone tells me "I was raped"?
- Believe them and be kind
- Commend them for their bravery in disclosing their assault
- Listen intently
- Assess for any pressing physical injuries
- Inform them about the Respect Program’s Survivor Advocate Wanda Swan and provide contact information (404-727-1514)
- Allow them to make their own decisions about next steps
- Know your limitations. If you have not undergone advocacy training of any kind please refer to Respect Program for assistance
If I don't report my assault, can I change my mind and report it later?
You always have the option and right to report your assault through the university and/or criminal process. You also have the right to accommodations and supportive measures to assist you in continuing your academic career.