To reach a Safe Harbor Advocate call:

334-844-7233 8:00am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday 

Safe harbor is committed to advocating for students who have experienced sexual discrimination and harassment. Sexual harassment is conduct that is sexual in nature; unwelcome; and denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program.

Auburn University considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sexual harassment under the Auburn Title IX Policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination committed against students, including but not limited to: unfair treatment based on sex, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence including rape by other students, employees, or third parties.

Safe Harbor Advocates provide holistic resources for crisis response. These services may include information and advice about medical services, legal services, counseling, judicial sanctions, Auburn academic accommodations, and crime reporting. This process is completely survivor-centered, meaning that only the survivor decides what resources they need to begin their recovery.

If a survivor chooses, counseling is available free of charge to Auburn students who are survivors of sexual harassment, Student Counseling Services can be reached at 334.844.5123.

To report to a confidential resource:

Safe Harbor is confidential. Confidentiality may only be breached if a client is in immediate danger, or has expressed intent to harm themselves, or the case of suspected abuse of children, the disabled, or the elderly. Advocates are campus security authorities and report crimes anonymously (without identifying information), required by the Clery Act.   

We are located in the Health Promotion and Wellness Services Office:

2103 Student Center

Safe Harbor does not run over campus breaks (Holidays, Spring Break). If you need assistance after hours or during University breaks please contact safeharbor@auburn.edu. An advocate will contact you as soon as they can. Because e-mail is not a secure medium, confidentiality of e-mail cannot be guaranteed.  Staff does not maintain 24 hour access to email.

For formal action:

Auburn University does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. These protections extend to employment with and admission to the University by program participants. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Kelley Taylor, Director, Affirmative Action /Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO),

ADA, & Title IX Coordinator, Auburn University

317 Foy Hall

Auburn, Alabama 36849

Phone: 334.844.4794

E-mail: taylokg@auburn.edu 

Auburn University Title IX Policy and Procedures for Student Sex Discrimination

Know Your Rights: Title IX Information 


Other 24/7 Numbers:

Rape Counselors of East Alabama: (334) 741-0707; Hotline: (334) 705-0510


The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673) 


Safe Harbor media requests should contact Chelsea Payne, Division of Student Affairs: 334-844-8920