Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.)
The SAVE task force is charged with increasing the level of awareness of sexual violence and providing programs that inform members of the campus community about sexual assault, risk factors and risk reduction measures. SAVE invites all members of the University to be proactive in working to end sexual violence.
For more information about the about the federal guidelines and resources for sexual violence, visit https://www.notalone.gov/. For more information on Columbus State University's compliance, please see attached Office of Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. Or contact:
It's On Us: Sexual Assault
It’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault. Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://youtu.be/gIV64BTZYM8
What Should I Do?
- I have been sexually assaulted. What should I do?
- I am a faculty/staff member and a member of our campus community has reported to me that they have been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. What should I do?
- I am a member of the campus community, but not sure if I am Responsible/Mandatory Reporter of sexual violence. What should I do?
- I am interested in finding out more about policy and procedures at Columbus State University:
- I would like to report a sexual assault or sexual harassment right now. What Should I Do? Call University Police at 706-507-8911 or report to the Office of the Dean of Students at https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ColumbusStateUniv&layout_id=40
In cooperation with University System of Georgia (USG) policy and as part of Columbus State University's comprehensive health and safety program, beginning Fall semester 2015, Columbus State will require all incoming students to complete an online sexual violence prevention and alcohol education program. The USG and Columbus State University's goals are to increase each student's knowledge of sexual violence, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide information to assist in making quality life choices.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act requires all colleges and universities to address sexual violence. Institutions of higher education must provide educational programming for all incoming students on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. To comply with this federal mandate, Columbus State University has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual violence awareness in institutions of higher education. With this partnership, we will be requiring all students to take the online class called Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault program which addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Everfi Directions
SAVE TASK Force Membership
Theresa Willey: Committee Chair, Project Coordinator for Office of Violence Against Women Grant
Dana Larkin: Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students
Kyle A. Bair: Sexual Assault Support Center Inc., Executive Director
Kimberly Melson: Counseling Center, Outreach Coordinator Coordinator
Rodger Page: Residence Life Coordinator
Tess Taylor: University Police, Sergeant
Rebecca Tew: Student Health Center, Director
Mekala Williams, Student Member, BACCHUS Peer Health Educator
Amanda McLeroy, Residence Life Student Assistant
Elias Argueta, Student Development Specialist for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Keri Davis, Student Development Specialist for Orientation and Parent Programs
Important Phone Numbers
Sexual Assault Support Center
Student Health Clinic
- What Should I Do If I Am Sexually Assaulted?
- Counseling Center
- Student Health Services
- University Police
- Office of the Dean of Students
Sexual Assault Support Center
Russell County Rape Crisis Response:
Battered Women/Domestic Violence Hotline:
Columbus Alliance for Battered Women: 706-324-3850
Russell County Shelter for Battered Women Hotline: