Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Health & Wellness Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Support and services available when you need them.

Support looks different for everyone. The information provided below enables you to become informed of the resources available to support those who have been affected by sexual misconduct.

We also recognize that confidentiality is particularly important to survivors of sexual misconduct. There are several options to seek support and/or report an incident of sexual harassment or violence. These options fall into three categories: confidential, non-confidential and anonymous and are defined below.

If you are a student at Duke University, and are a victim-survivor of gender violence or sexual assault, you can access confidential therapy services and clinical case management by contacting the Gender Violence Intervention Coordinator at 984-569-0592 or gvicoordinator@duke.edu. You can also walk-in/call-in to CAPS M-T 9-6 and W-f 9-4. If this is an emergency situation and you feel you are in danger, call 911 or Duke Police at 919-684-2444.

For confidential after-hours support, you can leave a voicemail for the GVI Coordinator or send an email, and you will be contacted within 24 hours. For non-confidential after-hours support, you can reach a Dean on Call at 984-287-0300 or Duke Police at 919-684-2444.

Confidential: These resources are strictly confidential. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without your explicit permission. Exceptions to strict confidentiality are when the provider believes you are a threat to yourself or others. We encourage all victims and survivors to seek counseling to help process their experience, options, and to begin the recovery process.

Non-Confidential: These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information may be shared with key staff members so that the university can offer resources and accommodations and take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any resource, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.

Anonymous: Anonymous reporting is an option if you would prefer not to be identified as the complainant. However, you should realize that anonymous reports may not receive immediate attention and must include sufficient detail for the appropriate officials to be able to investigate if warranted. Anonymous reporting is still beneficial, but please note that without an identity the respective office will be unable to reach out to you with resources, confirmation of receipt, or updates on your report.