To learn more about how you can make a difference visit these web sites:
There is help available.
The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Services Team recommends:
Take Back Your Life . . .Talk to Someone!
Common Reactions to Sexual Assault
Common Reactions to Sexual Harassment
Talk to one of the caring people who provides the services described on this web page.
You may wish to contact someone by telephone. Several of the offices listed below can be reached on a 24-hour basis. The Rape Crisis Hotline is a good starting point.
You may wish to contact a campus advocate in person. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Office of Residence Life and Housing are both good starting points.
You may wish to discuss criminal and legal questions first with a person you can trust. The University of Akron Police Department is a good starting point.
You may wish to begin by speaking with a professional counselor. The services of the Counseling Center are confidential and free. This is a good starting point.
The choice is up to you, but the first step is clear.
*These services are staffed on a 24-hour basis.
Services of the Team
More About the Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Services Team
The Team coordinates the efforts of the University police, the Counseling Center, the University CARE Team, the Office of Residence Life and Housing, the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, Student Health Services, the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, and the Rape Crisis Center of Medina/Summit Counties. The Team provides a wide range of services to survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Team trains University personnel and residence hall staff to be sensitive to these issues. The Team also organizes and coordinates efforts on campus to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment.
For more information, please see -> Sexual misconduct protocol: Reporting sexual misconduct and sexual assault