Auburn University - TITLE IX

I Want to Talk to Someone


If you choose to speak to someone, there are two types of resources available: confidential and non-confidential.

  • Confidential resources, such as the counselors at Student Counseling Services or the advocates at Safe Harbor, are not required to report the incident to the police. There are legal protections for the discussions you have with confidential resources.

  • Non-confidential resources, such as professors, academic advisors, resident assistants, coaches, supervisors and all other Auburn University employees not designated as confidential resources, are legally obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

    • Note: At Auburn University, some non-confidential resources are referred to as Campus Security Authorities, or CSAs. They are officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Campus Security Authorities – no matter their role on campus – are under obligation to relay reports of certain crimes to Auburn University’s Department of Public Safety and Security. CSAs do not share any personally identifiable information with the department without the authorization of the victim.

      Department staff will evaluate whether there is an ongoing threat to the campus community, and assess the report for inclusion on the daily crime log and in annual crime statistics. If it is determined that there is an ongoing threat to the campus community, a timely warning message will be sent to advise the community of the crime and steps that they can take to protect themselves from similar crimes. Your confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible.

For more information on the reporting process, see I Want to Report an Incident.


Resources

At Auburn University, we care about supporting all students who are impacted by sexual misconduct, and there are many resources available – on campus and in the community – to assist with various needs related to these issues.

If you are concerned about your safety or need medical attention, call 911

Resources listed first on this page are confidential resources under Title IX, meaning that reports of sexual misconduct are kept completely confidential and not reported to the university unless the survivor has asked for this to happen.

The rest of the resources are non-confidential; however, all resources do their best to keep information as private as possible.

Confidential Resources

Campus

Safe Harbor
2103 Student Center
334-844-7233 (4-SAFE)
safeharbor@auburn.edu
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F
Phone: Available 24/7

Advocates provide free, confidential support for students and employees who have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and/or stalking, including:

  • Emotional support

  • Assistance with arranging reasonable and appropriate academic and housing accommodations

  • Requesting protective orders

  • Information about reporting options

  • Support in deciding what is most helpful for you as the victim


Your confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible. In some cases, university personnel may need to disclose some information about you to other university personnel or an outside agency in order to provide necessary accommodations or protective measures. In these cases, only the information that is necessary to provide the accommodations or protective measures will be disclosed.

Student Counseling Services
Auburn University Medical Clinic (second floor)
400 Lem Morrison Drive
334-844-5123
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student at Auburn, who has experienced any form of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, may receive free and confidential counseling from the staff of licensed or license-eligible psychologists and counselors.

  • Referrals can be made to professionals in the community.

Auburn University Medical Clinic
400 Lem Morrison Drive
334-844-4416
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Provides medical care following an assault, including evaluation and treatment for injuries, prophylactic medications and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI).

  • Does not provide sexual assault forensic exam (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”). This exam is available at East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

Employee Assistance Program
1550 E. Glenn Avenue
800-925-5327
lzm0020@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

The program is a confidential assessment, counseling and referral service for all regular employees and their eligible dependents that need help in the areas of:

  • Marital and family issues

  • Alcohol and other drug dependency

  • Stress-related issues

  • Financial/legal referrals

  • Emotional problems

Community

East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika
334-749-3411
Hours: Available 24/7

  • Provides treatment of injuries sustained during a sexual assault or as a result of domestic/dating violence

  • If you have been sexually assaulted, go to the emergency room where a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) can collect necessary physical evidence with a sexual assault forensic exam (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”). The forensic exam is provided at no cost and does not require filing a police report. To protect evidence, avoid bathing, brushing teeth or washing clothing or sheets. If you change clothes, place the clothing, along with sheets or other items in a paper bag and take them to the hospital with you.

  • If you do not opt for the forensic exam, medical staff can treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.

  • Provides drug testing if it’s warranted during treatment for assault

  • Referrals can be made to community organizations, such as Rape Counselors of East Alabama or Unity Wellness Center, for follow-up counseling and support.

  • Social work services available during select hours

  • Emergency Transport Services (ground and air) available if a higher level of care is warranted

Unity Wellness Center
665 Opelika Road, Auburn
334-887-5244
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F
Clinic Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., T-Th

  • Provides HIV testing and counseling, HIV prevention education and HIV primary medical care and case management

  • Will only test and treat other sexually transmitted infections if the person is HIV positive and a current patient at Unity

Rape Counselors of East Alabama
334-705-0510 (24-hour hotline)
334-741-0707
rceainc@yahoo.com

  • Provides free, confidential services to individuals who have been sexually assaulted as well as their families and friends

Domestic Violence Intervention Center
334-749-1515 (24-hour hotline)
dvic2@yahoo.com

  • Provides confidential emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups and referrals to additional agencies and organizations

  • Can also assist students and employees with domestic/dating violence situations

Medical Resources

If you go to an emergency room, the trained professionals can collect necessary physical evidence. Even if you do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care professionals can treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.

Auburn University Medical Clinic
400 Lem Morrison Drive
334-844-4416
Hours: (fall/spring semesters) 8 a.m.-6 p.m., M-W, F; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Th; 8 a.m.-noon, Sat (spring break/summer) 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F

  • Provides medical care following an assault, including evaluation and treatment for injuries, prophylactic medications and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI).

  • Does not provide sexual assault forensic exam (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”). This exam is available at East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika
334-749-3411
Hours: Available 24/7

  • Provides treatment of injuries sustained during a sexual assault or as a result of domestic/dating violence

  • If you have been sexually assaulted, go to the emergency room where a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) can collect physical evidence with a sexual assault forensic exam (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”). The forensic exam is provided at no cost and does not require filing a police report. To protect evidence, avoid bathing, brushing teeth or washing clothing or sheets. If you change clothes, place the clothing, along with sheets or other items in a paper bag and take them to the hospital with you.

  • If you do not opt for the forensic exam, medical staff can treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.

  • Provides drug testing if it’s warranted during treatment for assault.

  • Referrals can be made to community organizations, such as Rape Counselors of East Alabama or Unity Wellness Center, for follow-up counseling and support.

  • Social work services are available during select hours.

  • Emergency Transport Services (ground and air) are available if a higher level of care is warranted.

Police and Safety Resources

Dial 911 for emergencies.

Auburn Police Division
161 North Ross Street, Auburn
334-501-3100
webpubsfty@auburnalabama.org
Hours: Available 24/7

  • Provides professional police services to the City of Auburn, including the campus of Auburn University

**Auburn Police Substation**
In the Student Center, adjacent to the Tiger Transit office
Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., M-F
Emergency phone (outside substation): Available 24/7, dials directly to city’s dispatch center

Opelika Police Department
501 South 10th Street, Opelika
334-705-5220
334-745-8665 (secret witness hotline)
Hours: Available 24/7

  • Provides professional police services to the City of Opelika

Lee County Sheriff’s Office
1900 Frederick Road, Opelika
334-749-5651
Hours: Available 24/7

  • Provides law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Lee County

Lee County District Attorney’s Office
2311 Gateway Drive # 111, Opelika
334-737-3446
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F

  • Prosecutes felony crimes in Lee County

  • Will provide victim advocacy for court proceedings

Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security
543 W. Magnolia Avenue
334-844-8888
publicsafety@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Provides emergency management and security services to the Auburn University campus

  • All reports of crime or suspected criminal activity should be reported to law enforcement, who will communicate with the department regarding incidents that may pose an ongoing threat to the campus community or may need to be included in campus crime statistics.


The confidentiality of survivors will be protected to the extent possible. The department has a duty to report violations of the Title IX policy for federal statistical reporting purposes. All personally identifiable information is kept private, but information regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, etc.) must be passed along to the department for publication in the annual Campus Security Report (link). This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety.

Tiger Transit’s Night Transit
Hours: 6:15-10 p.m. (fall/spring semesters); 5:15-9 p.m. (summer semester)

  • Travels to all off-campus Tiger Transit destinations

  • Departs from the Student Center/Haley Center hub (weekdays) every 30 minutes

  • Route is one-way and will not board passengers for return trips to campus or for other Tiger Transit destinations

Campus Security Shuttle
Hours: 6 p.m.- 7 a.m., seven days a week while classes are in session

  • Offers a safe ride from any on-campus location to any on-campus location

  • Does not operate during home football game evenings or official university holidays

  • Call 334-844-7400 for a ride

Have questions about police options? See the FAQ for police options.

Campus Reporting Resources

Safe Harbor
2103 Student Center
334-844-7233 (4-SAFE)
safeharbor@auburn.edu
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F
Phone: Available 24/7

Advocates provide free, confidential support for students and employees who have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and/or stalking, including:

  • Emotional support

  • Assistance with arranging reasonable and appropriate academic and housing accommodations

  • Requesting protective orders

  • Information about reporting options

  • Support in deciding what is most helpful for you as the victim

Your confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible. In some cases, university personnel may need to disclose some information about you to other university personnel or an outside agency in order to provide necessary accommodations or protective measures. In these cases, only the information that is necessary to provide the accommodations or protective measures will be disclosed.

Title IX Coordinator
317 James E. Foy Hall
334-844-4794
taylokg@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

The Title IX Coordinator is required to take action – generally conducting an investigation – on all complaints made to the office. The coordinator facilitates thorough and equitable investigations and can provide students and employees with interim measures to ensure a safe, non-hostile environment.

After the investigation, more permanent accommodations and safety measures may be implemented that could include a no-contact directive and accommodations for academics, living, transportation and working, as well as university disciplinary sanctions under the Title IX policy. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/auburntitle9.

Department of Public Safety and Security
543 W. Magnolia Avenue
334-844-8888
publicsafety@auburn.edu

Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Provides emergency management and security services to the Auburn University campus

  • All reports of crime or suspected criminal activity should be reported to law enforcement, who will communicate with the department regarding incidents that may pose an ongoing threat to the campus community or may need to be included in campus crime statistics.

The confidentiality of survivors will be protected to the extent possible. The department has a duty to report violations of the Title IX policy for federal statistical reporting purposes. All personally identifiable information is kept private, but information regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, etc.) must be passed along to the department for publication in the annual Campus Security Report (link). This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety.

Additional Campus Resources

Student Counseling Services
Auburn University Medical Clinic (second floor)
400 Lem Morrison Drive
334-844-5123
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student at Auburn, who has experienced any form of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, may receive free and confidential counseling from the staff of licensed or license-eligible psychologists and counselors.

  • Referrals can be made to professionals in the community.

Auburn University Medical Clinic
400 Lem Morrison Drive
334-844-4416
Hours: (fall/spring semesters) 8 a.m.-6 p.m., M-W, F; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Th; 8 a.m.-noon, Sat (spring break/summer) 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F

  • Provides medical care following an assault, including evaluation and treatment for injuries, prophylactic medications and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI)

  • Does not provide sexual assault forensic exam (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”). It is available at East Alabama Medical Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

Employee Assistance Program
1550 E. Glenn Avenue
800-925-5327
lzm0020@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F
The program is a confidential assessment, counseling and referral service for all regular employees and their eligible dependents that need help in the areas of:

  • Marital and family issues

  • Alcohol and other drug dependency

  • Stress related issues

  • Financial/legal referrals

  • Emotional problems

Office of Accessibility
1228 Haley Center
334-844-2099
accessibility@auburn.edu
Hours: 10-11:45 a.m., 1-2 p.m., M-F

  • Can assist when circumstances warrant a medical resignation or medical withdrawal

Student Financial Aid
203 Mary Martin Hall
334-844-4634
finaid7@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Can assist with any financial aid issues related to your circumstances

Office of International Student and Scholar Services
228 James E. Foy Hall
334-844-5001
intledu@auburn.edu
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

  • Resource for students and scholars from around the world

State and National Resources


Information for Family and Friends

If you are a family member, friend or supporter of someone impacted by sexual misconduct, please visit I Want to Support Someone and Resources for Family and Friends for additional information.

If you know someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct and are wondering how best to support that person, these suggestions may be helpful.

Have You Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct?

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct and are unsure what to do, contact the Title IX Coordinator at 317 James E. Foy Hall, 334-844-4794 or taylokg@auburn.edu.

Do not contact the alleged victim.

The Title IX Coordinator can explain the university reporting procedures and university disciplinary process. For further information on the university disciplinary process, visit the FAQs about the University Disciplinary Process.

You can receive counseling assistance on campus at Student Counseling Services (334-844-5123).

Sexual misconduct can be both a criminal offense as well as a violation of Auburn University policy. A student or employee alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct may be subject to prosecution under Alabama criminal statutes and/or subject to discipline under the university discipline procedures. Criminal proceedings and university proceedings are separate and have independent outcomes. An individual found in violation of university policy may be subject to dismissal from the Auburn University. An individual found guilty of a crime may be subject to criminal sanctions.

Last Updated: October 26, 2015