Free and confidential services available to students who have been affected by sexual and/or gender-based violence

Free and confidential services are available for students of any gender who have been affected by sexual and/or gender-based violence, including—but not limited to—sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment.

Megan Long is the university’s student advocate for gender-based violence prevention.

Services Long provides include:

  • Short-term trauma-informed counseling;
  • Safety planning;
  • Navigating on-campus and community resources; and
  • Providing support during formal reporting processes.

Long is here to ensure survivors are informed of their options and rights, and to advocate for what is in the best interest of the survivor.

Students can access these services by making an appointment through University Counseling Service (UCS) at 216.368.5872 or during Long’s walk-in hours at UCS, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women or the LGBT Center.

Long’s walk-in hours are:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at UCS in Sears Library Building, Room 220;
  • Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248; and
  • Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LGBT Center in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 179.

Students also can use confidential advocacy services from a Cleveland Rape Crisis Center representative during walk-in hours on campus. A representative is available:

  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248;
  • Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LGBT Center in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 179; and
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248.

Learn more about available resources.