Respondent Resources


As defined by UCF’s Golden Rule Handbook “a respondent refers to any student or registered student organization who has been accused of sex discrimination, which includes sexual assault/misconduct, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, stalking or gender-based harassment, retaliation, or complicity as defined in Rules of Conduct Section UCF-5.008(5) or Organizational Rules of Conduct UCF-5.012(5)”. For more information please visit the Golden Rule: UCF-3(q)

Confidential University Resources and Support Services:

 

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 with 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.

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).

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.

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

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.