Safe Harbor Advocacy Services


Safe Harbor provides advocacy and resources for students who have experienced sexual misconduct, stalking, domestic violence, interpersonal/dating violence, and harassment. Safe Harbor serves all Auburn students. These services include:

  • Assistance with emergency rape crisis treatment and emergency medical services, including accompanying the student to the Eastern Alabama Medical Center or Auburn University Health Clinic, Student Counseling Services, the Police, Public Safety, Student Conduct, and Title IX.
  • Guidance and support with filing charges through the University's Student Conduct System and/or through the criminal justice process.
  • Advice and referral in obtaining university no contact orders. In situations where the alleged offender seriously disturbs or presents a potential threat to the victim/survivor, a university no contact order prohibiting the alleged assailant from having any contact with a person experiencing sexual misconduct may be imposed. Such an order could also require the alleged offender to adjust his/her academic or work schedule and/or living arrangements, if on-campus.
  • Assistance in addressing academic concerns. Safe Harbor will work with the survivor’s Academic Dean and Faculty to provide reasonable support services and adjustments.  These may include, but not be limited to: academic support services such as tutoring, or extra time to complete academic requirements.  Students experiencing sexual misconduct are to make requests for academic assistance in a timely manner. Title IX will also work to make these informal accommodations. Accommodations will not excuse students from completing work missed, and coincide with Faculty policies. 
  • Assistance in addressing living arrangements. Advocating for different arrangements on and off-campus.
  • Assistance in arranging other forms of assistance as appropriate, including on-campus counseling through Student Counseling Services or private off-campus practices.
  • Assistance in contacting community resources such as Women’s Hope Clinic and Rape Counselors of East Alabama or other community support services.
  • Assistance in contacting the appropriate police department (if outside of Auburn).
  • Accused students have access to the above-listed resources for support and care, including, but not limited to Student Counseling Services in accordance with the Dear Colleague Letter provided by The Office of Civil Rights.  

URL: https://cws.auburn.edu/studentaffairs/healthandwellness/programs/safeharbor/

Last Updated: 8/21/2014