Columbus State Victim Advocates provide support and resource information to victims
of violent crime. As responsible employees, Victim Advocates must report any crimes
involving College students, faculty or staff if identifying information or details
are shared. Victim Advocacy works closely with Counseling Services which has licensed
counselors on staff who are able to provide confidential services to students. Faculty
and staff members can access the college’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) through
Matrix for confidential services.
Any member of the Columbus State community can receive support, information and resources
from Victim Advocacy without sharing identifying information by calling the Advocate
Helpline at (614) 287-5979.
Some examples of how Columbus State Advocates can help include:
Providing information on reporting procedures to both on- and off-campus departments
Providing information on Columbus State educational support resources.
Providing information on victim resources available on and off campus.
Processing reactions to the crime and listening to feelings and concerns.
Addressing specific issues related to personal safety on and off campus.
Attending appointments or hearing meetings with the victim.
Contacting others on behalf of the victim with their permission.
Providing emotional support to victims of violent crime (even if the victimization
You can contact an Advocate by:
Calling the Advocate Helpline at (614) 287-5979.
Contacting Columbus State Police.
Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Please be aware that if you contact Victim Advocacy via email using your Columbus
State email address, this is considered identifying information.)