Complainant Resources


As stated in UCF’s Golden Rule Handbook “a complainant refers to anyone who discloses having been subjected to sex discrimination, which includes sexual assault/misconduct, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, retaliation, or complicity in the commission of any act prohibited by the Rules of Conduct Section UCF-5-008(5) or Organizational Rules of Conduct UCF- 5.012(5), regardless of whether the person makes a report or seeks action under that policy”. For more information please visit The Golden Rule: UCF-3(e)

Confidential University Resources and Support Services:

 

Victim Services | victimservices.ucf.edu | 407-823-1200 or text 407-823-6868

Confidential victim advocates offer support, crisis intervention, options, information, referrals, and practical assistance to anyone who has been impacted by crime, violence, or abuse. They are well versed in both the conduct and criminal processes and will be able to answer questions and/or accompany you through the process. They will accompany you to forensic exams. Advocates are on-call and available 24/7, including after hours, weekends, and holidays. Advocates help complainants explore their rights and options, so they can make informed decisions about what is best for them. They also provide referrals to both on and off campus resources.

Counseling and Psychological Services | caps.sdes.ucf.edu | 407-823-2811

CAPS provides confidential, free, comprehensive psychological services to university-enrolled students. If you are visiting CAPS for the first time, you will be scheduled to meet with a counselor for an initial assessment. You may call or walk-in to make an appointment. Scheduling of these appointments starts at 8:30am each day Monday-Friday. If you are in crisis, please inform the receptionist and they will make every attempt to respond to you as soon as possible. You may also walk-in for a same day appointment. Additionally, you can call the main line 24/7 to speak to the counselor on call.

Student Health Services | shs.sdes.ucf.edu | 407-823-2701

Student Health Services provides a number of confidential health-related services for students. This includes a women’s clinic devoted to providing a warm and sensitive environment for gynecological care. As such, the clinic is staffed by all female providers. There is no charge for an office visit or examination, but certain procedures and laboratory tests (i.e. pap smear) do require relatively small fees. Health Services offers a variety of different programs and referrals that can help assist with payment, or a waiver of payment, for STD tests. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you should be eligible for a fee waiver for related medical services.

Student Legal Services | sls.sdes.ucf.edu | 407-823-2538

Student Legal Services provides enrolled students at UCF with legal counseling and court representation in various areas of the law. The staff attorneys interview each client individually in order to guide them about the areas of law that concern the student. Cases not covered by the program guidelines are referred to appropriate agencies or private attorneys through a lawyer referral service.

Non-Confidential University Resources and Support Services:

 

Let’s Be Clear | letsbeclear.ucf.edu/ | 407-823-1200

Let’s Be Clear is UCF’s source for information about identifying, preventing, and responding to sexual misconduct including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities | osrr.sdes.ucf.edu/titleix | 407-823-4683

The Office or Student Rights and Responsibilities supports individuals impacted by Title IX. Community members who wish to seek support or assistance may contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Violence Prevention & Remedial Measures Specialist, or Title IX Outreach Coordinator. These staff members will explain options and resources and attend to immediate needs for safety and interim measures (e.g., no contact orders, housing and academic accommodations, counseling).

You have the right to receive reasonable and appropriate interim protective measures and accommodations:

The University will address all safety, emotional, and physical well-being concerns for individuals involved in sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence incidents. Interim measures may be imposed regardless of whether formal disciplinary action is sought. Contact Emily Wente at 407-823-5607 or email Emily.wente@ucf.edu if you would like support how have questions about interim protective measures.

Interim protective measures include but are not limited to:

  • No contact orders
  • Counseling services and assistance setting up an initial appointment
  • Alternative course completion options
  • Potential housing relocation
  • Letters of support
  • Escort/transportation to ensure safe movement between classes and activities

Student Care Services | scs.sdes.ucf.edu | 407-823-5607

Student Care Services offers guidance, resources, and referrals to UCF students who are experiencing a distressing situation that significantly impacts academic or personal success. The SCS team coordinates referrals to campus and community resources, develops action plans for student success, oversees the Student of Concern process, and provides education and outreach to university and community members. Our goal is to intervene before a student reaches crisis level and ensure the safety of both the student and the UCF community.

UCF Cares | cares.sdes.ucf.edu | 407-823-5607

This is an umbrella of care-related programs and resources dedicated to fostering a caring community of Knights and aimed at assisting students in need. The goals of UCF CARES are to offer care related resources and programs focused on health and safety, finding an appropriate network of support, connecting with advocacy and providing education and training. UCF Cares focuses on provided resources and support for four main focus areas: safety and wellbeing, sexual violence, mental health, and respect.

Community Resources and Support Services:

 

Victim Service Center of Central Florida | https://www.victimservicecenter.org/ | 407-497-6701

Victim Service Center operates the only Certified Rape Crisis Center for both Orange and Osceola Counties in Florida. They provide around the clock support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including a confidential sexual assault hotline, forensic collection, case management, and crisis counseling.

Harbor House of Central Florida | https://www.harborhousefl.com/ | 407-866-2244

Harbor House features a 24/7 hotline for relationship abuse and offers a shelter for domestic abuse for Orange County for anyone fleeing domestic violence.

SafeHouse of Seminole | http://www.safehouseofseminole.org/ | 407-330-3933

SafeHouse of Seminole features a 24/7 hotline for relationship abuse and offers a shelter for domestic abuse for Seminole County for anyone fleeing domestic violence.

Help Now of Osceola | http://www.helpnowshelter.org/ | 407-847-8562

Harbor House features a 24/7 hotline for relationship abuse and offers a shelter for domestic abuse for Osceola County for anyone fleeing domestic violence.

National Resources and Support Services

RAINN | http://www.rainn.org/ | 800-656-4673M

The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network operate a 24/7 hotline for anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault and is connected with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

National Domestic Violence Hotline | http://www.thehotline.org/ | 800-799-7233M

The National Domestic Violence Hotline operate a 24/7 hotline for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Victim Connect Resource Center | https://victimconnect.org/ | 855-484-2846

Referral hotline where victims of crime can learn about their rights in options. This is a confidential resource.

Stop Street Harassment | http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/ | 855-897-5910M

Stop Street Harassment operates the National Street Harassment Hotline for anyone who has experienced street harassment.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center | http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/ | 888-373-7888M

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center operates a 24/7 hotline for anyone who might be or knows someone involved in human trafficking. Support for more than 200 languages.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ | 800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline operates a 24/7 lifeline that provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.