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Help and Support

The University encourages those who have experienced Sexual Misconduct to seek support as needed at any time. The following are many of the resources available on campus and in the community that offer confidential medical support, confidential psychological/emotional support and interim protective measures (e.g., no-contact orders, housing options, academic concerns).  While some support options are confidential as noted below, others have a responsibility to report incidents to the University as responsible employees. For emergency situations contact campus police via 410-455-5555 or local police via 911.

  • Title IX Coordinator, Bobbie L. Hoye bhoye@umbc.edu 410-455-1606, Office: Admin 901.
  • Voices Against Violence provides provides information and support through the Title IX Coordinator for victims/survivors about available resources both on campus and locally. The Coordinator can be reached via vav@umbc.edu, 410-455-1606 or in their office on the 9th floor of the Administration Building in Room 902.
  • Counseling Center (Confidential) provides free and confidential counseling and crisis intervention to student survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Services are available to survivors at all stages of recovery, from initial crisis intervention to healing, through a variety of modalities. The Center can be reached at (410) 455-2472 and has instructions for contacting the counselor-on-call after hours. The Center is located in the Student Development and Success Center, across Center Road from Erickson Field.
  • The Women’s Center (Quasi-Confidential) provides resources, guidance, and support for any UMBC community members who have experienced sexual, gender-based, or intimate partner violence. The Director and Coordinator can be reached via womens.center@umbc.edu, 410.455.2714, or in the Women’s Center, located on the ground floor of The Commons next to the Yum Shoppe.
  • University Health Services (Confidential); Provides medical exams, including sexually transmitted infection screening, pregnancy testing. Please contact Bruce Herman or Sandy Riggs via 410-455-2542)
  • GBMC’s SAFE exam program serves our campus locally.  If you are interested in a free SAFE exam, it should happen within 120 hours/5 days of the assault and, if possible, before showering, using the bathroom, and changing or washing clothes. The exam is performed by trained nurses and is confidential for people age 13 and older. Transportation for a SAFE exam can be arranged through the VAV Coordinator, University Health Services, or Campus Police after hours.
  • Turnaround, Inc. Local confidential rape crisis and sexual violence recovery center with three locations in Baltimore County and City; Services include 24-hour hotline 443-279-0379; trauma therapy, victim advocacy, community education and outreach, and an Abuser Intervention Program.
  • HopeWorks Local confidential rape crisis and sexual violence recovery center in Howard County; Services include 24-hour hotline 1-800-752-0191; provides support for survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic and dating violence and their family members.
  • Not Alone – national clearinghouse of information and resources, included a tool to locate sexual violence crisis centers throughout the United States by zip code for survivors who are seeking resources close to their out-of-state home, or while traveling.
  • Campus Police: 410-455-5555; 24 hour police services, acts as liaison with local agencies (e.g. court system, medical facilities, criminal investigations), handles safety escort requests, supports SAFE exam transport from campus, hosts annual campus safety walk. Campus members who have a sought and obtained a protective or restraining order against their assailant are encouraged to inform campus police about the order to assist with campus-based support.
  • Student Judicial Programs
  • Presidential Designee for disclosures of Child Abuse by a caregiver: 410-455-5745.
  • Residential Life