Resources for Victims

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On-Campus Resources

Advocacy, Education, and Support Services

The Office of Victim Services at UFPD (Confidential Resource)

The Office of Victim Services provides a crime victim advocate to anyone who has become a victim of crime while on the University of Florida campus. The victim advocate ensures that victims of crime receive fair treatment in accordance with the provisions of Florida State Statute 960. All services are free and confidential. You can reach the Office of Victim Services here.

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR)

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, located within the Dean of Students Office, is responsible for the judicial aspects of the code of student conduct at the University of Florida. Individuals associated with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution are directly responsible for ensuring that students referred to their office receive fair treatment in all aspects of their hearing process. Students, faculty, and staff who believe that there has been a violation of the student code can contact the Office of the Director to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authority. You can reach the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at:

202 Peabody Hall

(352) 392-1261

or visit their website at: https://sccr.dso.ufl.edu/ 

Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education (STRIVE)

STRIVE peer educators are available to hold open nonjudgmental forums to discuss issues related to sexual violence. Topics can be tailored to your group’s needs and may include: Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Dating Violence, Alcohol and Sexual Violence, and How Can Men Help?

655 Reitz Union Drive Room 1100

P.O. Box 112272

Gainesville, FL 32611-2084

(352) 273-4450

STRIVE Website

The University of Florida Office of Human Resources – Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity takes student and employee reports of sexual harassment. The focal point of the office is to ensure equitable treatment of all students and employees. We network with all aspects of campus employment in order to work towards a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current as well as prospective students and employees.

P.O. Box 11510

Gainesville, FL 32611-5010

(352) 273-1778

email: eeo@ufl.edu

Human Resources Website

The University of Police Department (UFPD)
UFPD is a state, nationally, and internationally accredited law enforcement agency established to provide the highest degree of safety and security possible for the University of Florida community. UFPD provides 24-hour per day patrol and protection of campus and local assets, enforcing all laws and ordinances. UFPD is committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. UFPD has a Criminal Investigations Division dedicated to investigating crimes occurring on our campus, a Bicycle Patrol Team, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), K-9 Team (Sergeant Davis and Gator), Motor Cycle Unit, Office of Victim Services, and specialized units responsible for duties unique to the campus environment. You can reach UFPD here.
Title IX at UF
Title IX addresses sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any gender-based discrimination that may deny a person access to educational benefits and opportunities.

Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students and employees have equal access to education and educational facilities, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of gender discrimination that are prohibited by Title IX, including when the incident(s) occur off-campus or involve people who are not students.

Title IX Coordinator: 352-273-1094

e-mail: titleix@ad.ufl.edu

The University of Florida LGBTQ Affairs

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Affairs provides education, advocacy, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight-allied students, staff, and faculty at the University of Florida. LGBTQ Affairs aims to create a more hospitable campus climate for all students, faculty, and staff enabling Gators to pursue their studies, jobs, and lives free from the threat of bigotry and discrimination and by increasing awareness and sensitivity of LGBTQ issues throughout the entire campus community. You can reach the University of Florida LGBTQ Office at:

655 Reitz Union Drive

Suite 2203

Gainesville, FL 32611-4135

(352) 294-3566

lgbt@multicultural.ufl.edu

LGBTQ Affairs Website

Medical Care

The University of Florida Student Health Care Center

The Student Health Care Center leads, collaborates, and excels comprehensive service provision through wellness promotion and compassionate, accessible care. The Student Health Care Center has a Women’s Health Care Clinic specializing in women’s health issues. The clinic provides services such as counseling for contraceptive options, sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) prevention, sexuality and other women’s health concerns. Screening, diagnosis and treatment of STDs/STIs, breast exams and instruction in self-examination, pap smears and routine pelvic exams, and pregnancy testing are also offered.

Fall/Spring: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday: CLOSED; Sunday*: 12-4pm (*Urgent care only)

Summer: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED

P.O. Box 117500 1 Fletcher Drive Gainesville, FL, 32611-7500 (352) 392-1161 Student Health Care Website

Counseling Services

Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) (Confidential Resource)

The University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center has professional counselors and therapists on staff and offers individual or group counseling dealing with any form of sexual exploitation or other issues related to victimization. All counseling services are free and confidential. The center has an excellent referral system should your needs be better met by a different agency or program. You can reach the University of Florida Counseling and Welness Center at:

3190 Radio Road P.O Box 112662 Gainesville, FL 32611-2662

(352) 392-1575

CWC Website

Legal Assistance

The University of Florida Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services is essentially a pre-paid legal service for full time UF students. Student Legal Services provides students a full range of typical legal services, including advice and consultation, drafting of letters and legal documents, conferences and settlement negotiations with adverse parties, legal research, review and interpretation of legal documents, drafting and filing of legal documents, and some representation in court. Notary services are also available. Preventing legal problems through education is a primary goal of Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services also educates students on their legal rights and responsibilities through lectures, workshops, presentations, and the distribution of information and materials on a variety of legal issues.

3500 J. Wayne Reitz Union Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 (352) 392-5297(LAWS)

email: SLS@studentlegalservices.ufl.edu

Student Legal Services Website

The SOURCE Program
Attn: Teresa Drake, Director Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) Virgil D. Hawkins Civil Clinics and Center on Children and Families

105 Bruton-Geer Hall Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0805

Email: drake@law.ufl.edu

The SOURCE Program Website

Persons with hearing impairments: When trying to contact an office that does not list a TDD number, use The Florida Relay Service (FRS) by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).

Off Campus

Advocacy, Counseling, and Support Services

The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center

218 SE 24th Street

(352) 264-6760

Visit their website

The State Attorney’s Office of Victim Services

State Attorney’s Office – Eight Judicial Circuit

120 West University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

352-374-3670

Visit their website

Parents, Families, and friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Persons (PFLAG)

P.O. Box 358472

1-800-393-7233

Gainesville FL 32653

(352) 340-3770

Visit their website

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services

2621 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville FL 32641

(352) 384-3317

Visit their website

Peaceful Paths

(352) 377-8255 (24-hour hotline)

1-800-393-7233

Visit their website

The Alachua County Crisis Center

Attn: Ali Martinez, Director

218 SE 24th Street

(352) 264-6789

Visit their website

Report Rape Gainesville

Medical Care

Shands at the University of Florida

1600 S.W. Archer Road Gainesville, FL 32608

(352) 265-0111

Visit their website

North Florida Regional Medical Center

6500 Newberry Road Gainesville, FL 32605

(352) 333-4000

Visit their website

Reporting and Education

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

2621 SE Hawthorne Rd. Gainesville, FL 32644

(352) 367-4000

Visit their website

Gainesville Police Department

413 NW 8th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32601

(352)393-7500

Visit their website

Legal Assistance

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

901 NW 8th Ave # D5 Gainesville, FL 32601-3832

(352) 372-0519

Visit their website

Persons with hearing impairments: when trying to contact an office that does not list a TDD number, use The Florida Relay Service (FRS) by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).

Emergency Shelters

Another Way, Inc.

A domestic violence shelter located in Chiefland, FL.

1-800-500-1119 (crisis hotline)

Arbor House Christian Maternity Shelter

Transitional housing for women and children in Gainesville, FL.

(352) 505-3521

Hubbard House

A full-service domestic violence shelter located in Jacksonville, FL.

(904) 354-3114 (24hr hotline)

St. Francis House

A homeless shelter located in Gainesville, FL.

(352) 378-9079

Interface Youth Shelter

A shelter for runaways and youths ages 12 to 17 located in Gainesville, FL.

(800) 854-5377

A Pleasant Place

A shelter for homeless, pregnant teenagers and their babies located in Gainesville, FL.

(352) 373-6993

Peaceful Paths

A domestic violence shelter for victims of domestic / family / relationship violence in the Alachua County area. Peaceful Paths is located in Gainesville, FL. If you are looking for a shelter outside of this area, representatives from Peaceful Paths can assist you in finding one.

1-800-393-SAFE (help line)

(352) 377-8255 (domestic violence)