Any member of the Columbus State community can receive support, information and resources
from Victim Advocacy Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, and Saturdays 9am - 4pm.
Call the Victim Advocacy Helpline at (614) 287-5979, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus State Victim Advocates provide support and resource information to victims
of traumatic crime, regardless of when or where the crime occurred. This includes:
Intimate partner violence/domestic violence
Sexual or physical violence
Stalking or harrassment
Any crime that impacts a survivor's ability to work/attend school successfully
As responsible employees, Victim Advocates report any crimes involving College students,
staff, or faculty to the appropriate authorities. We can, however, redirect you to
campus and community resources that are confidential.
Confidential campus-related resources: Columbus State Counseling Services has licensed counselors on staff who are able
to provide confidential services to currently enrolled students. Faculty and staff
members can access the college’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) through Matrix for
How Victim Advocates can help:
Providing information on reporting procedures to both on- and off-campus agencies.
Providing information and education about Columbus State support resources.
Providing information on victim resources available on and off campus.
Addressing specific issues related to personal safety planning on and off campus.
Accompanying to appointments, hearings, or meetings with Title IX, police, etc.
Contacting professors on behalf of the victim, with the permission of the survivor.
Providing emotional support to victims and co-survivors of traumatic crime.