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Resources for Sexual Violence

On Campus:

1. Advocate: 240-895-4289

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; reachable after hours through Public Safety
  • Anonymous; Support Service; Assist with Formal Complaints
  • The sexual assault/wellness advocate is available through Counseling Services (240-895-4289). This staff member can provide survivors with referrals, support, advocacy during the student conduct hearing process, and other supports. The sexual assault/wellness advocate oversees sexual misconduct prevention education, participates in the sexual assault/relationship violence committee, and oversees the First Responder Network.

2. Office of Public Safety: 240-895-4911

  • Open 24/7
  • Private; Support Service; Formal Complaints
  • Public Safety handles the on-campus investigation of the incident and can assist with no-contact orders. Public Safety will contact the First Responder Network or the sexual assault/wellness advocate when an incident of sexual misconduct is reported. All incidents reported to Public Safety are kept private and shared with the Title IX coordinator, student conduct officer, Dean of Students office, and relevant administrators. Public Safety can assist with contacting the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office if the survivor requests a criminal investigation be initiated. If the survivor does not wish for the Sheriff’s office to investigate, Public Safety officers will notify the Sheriff’s office of the incident and the fact the survivor request to remain anonymous (in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between St. Mary’s College of Maryland Office of Public Safety and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, March 2011).

3. Counseling Services: 240-895-4289

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Strictly Confidential; Support Service
  • Counseling Services provides professional trained clinicians to offer advocacy, support, therapy, and guidance. Counselors can also provide advocacy to students and connect them to other resources on and off campus. During academic terms and after regular business hours, a member of the Counseling staff may be reached by contacting Public Safety and asking to have a counselor contacted. Any names and information shared with a counselor will not be shared with any other campus office/personnel except when there is an immediate danger to others.

4. Health Services: 240-895-4289

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Strictly Confidential; Support Service
  • Health Services provides medical attention and referral to campus and community resources. They can provide some testing for Sexually Transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, plan B emergency contraception, and treatment for minor injuries. Any names and information shared with a member of the Health Services staff will not be shared with any other campus office/personnel except when there is an immediate danger to others.

5. Office of Residence Life: 240-895-4207

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private; Support Service
  • Residence Life staff are trained to respond to all kinds of student emergencies, and can quickly connect you to other resources on and off campus. Students involved in sexual misconduct incidents in a substantial capacity may request an immediate change of living situations, if an alternative is reasonably available, by contacting Residence Life or Public Safety after-hours. The College also reserves the right to require alternative housing for the parties in certain circumstances. All incidents of sexual misconduct reported to Residence Life will be shared with the sexual assault/wellness advocate, Title IX coordinator, student conduct officer, Dean of Students office, and relevant administrators.

6. Dean of Students: 240-895-4208

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private, Support Service; Formal Complaints
  • The Office of the Dean of Students oversees Residence Life, Public Safety, Counseling Services, Health Services, and the Office of Student Conduct. The Dean of Students can provide options and resources for students. Information provided to the Dean of Students office will be shared with the sexual assault/wellness advocate, Title IX coordinator, student conduct officer, and relevant administrators.

7. Office of Student Conduct: 240-895-3181

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private; Formal Complaints
  • The Office of Student Conduct coordinates all on-campus hearings for incidents of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and other violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Students can report incidents directly to the student conduct officer if they desire to pursue a student conduct hearing. The student conduct officer can also connect students to on- and off-campus resources. Information shared with Student Conduct will be shared with the sexual assault/wellness advocate, Title IX coordinator, Public Safety, Dean of Students office, and relevant administrators.

8. Academic Services: 240-895-4388

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private; Support Service
  • Academic Services can assist students in requesting accommodations for classes, rearranging schedules, connecting with faculty, or taking a leave of absence from the College (if possible). Information shared with Academic Services will be shared with the sexual assault/wellness advocate, Title IX Coordinator, student conduct officer, Public Safety, Dean of Students office, and relevant administrators.

9. Title IX Coordinator: 240-895-4309

  • Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private; Support Service; Formal Complaints
  • The Title IX Coordinator is required to investigate all reports of sexual discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as required by the Office of Civil Rights and the Dear Colleague Letter. The College has an obligation to address any inequalities created by acts of sexual discrimination and/or sexual violence. The only reports of sexual misconduct not shared with the Title IX coordinator are those shared with Counseling Services and/or Health Services.

Off Campus

  1. St. Mary’s Hospital: 301-475-8981
    234 Jefferson Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
    Anonymous; Support Service
  2. Calvert Memorial Hospital: 410-535-4000
    100 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Anonymous; Support Service

    St. Mary’s Hospital and Calvert Memorial Hospital provide Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (which are the best method of evidence collection). All costs of these exams are free to the survivor and are provided by trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Neither the police nor the Sheriff’s office will be contacted by the hospital unless the survivor desires to have them involved. If the survivor desires to obtain a SAFE exam (which can be acquired up to five days following the incident), it is ideal if the survivor does not shower, use the bathroom, clean their body in any way, and preserves any clothing including undergarments in a paper bag to bring with them to the hospital. SAFE exams are maintained anonymously at the hospital for a minimum of 90 days. The First Responder Network, the sexual assault/wellness advocate, and Walden Sierra can all provide accompaniment to the hospital. The College is not notified by the hospital unless the student desires to have on-campus personnel notified.

  3. Maryland State Police: 301-475-8955
    Barrack T – Leonardtown
    23200 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
    Private/Redacted; Criminal Investigation

  4. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: 301-475-4200 x1900
    23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
    Private/Redacted; Criminal Investigation

    A report can be filed with the Maryland State Police or the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. These law enforcement agencies will work in conjunction with the College and the sexual assault/wellness advocate. Law enforcement officials generally notify Public Safety when coming onto campus. Remember, in filing a criminal report, it is important to preserve evidence and obtain a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam at a hospital within 5 days of the incident. At any time after a report is made, it may be withdrawn from further action at the discretion of the survivor and the police department. Some police reports are made public (with identifying information redacted) under certain limited circumstances.

  5. Walden-Sierra, Inc.: 301-863-6661 (Crisis Hotline)
    44871 St. Andrews Church Road, California, MD 20619
    Anonymous; Support Service

    The Walden-Sierra 24-hour crisis hotline can be contacted day or night. Walden Sierra can provide advocacy, accompaniment to the hospital, crisis counseling, or on-going therapeutic support. Walden Sierra is under no obligation to notify the College or local authorities when providing services to students.

  6. Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA): 410-974-4507
    Anonymous; Formal Complaints

    The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault can provide resources for survivors as well as legal services through the Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI). MCASA is under no obligation to notify the College when providing services to students.

  7. The Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy: 301-373-4141
    Anonymous; Support Service; Formal Complaints

    The Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy can provide advocacy, resources, referral, and legal assistance to victims of relationship violence. The Center is under no obligation to notify the College when providing services to students.

Other local and online resources:

St. Mary's County Health Department - 301-475-4330

Services include: free HIV and other STI testing, family planning clinic resources, and pregnancy testing

St. Mary's County Social Services Department - 301-895-7070

State's Attorney for St. Mary's County - 301-475-4590 ext. 3

Chesapeake Counseling Network - 410-326-4262

Planned Parenthood of Waldorf - 301-645-6800

National Hotlines

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

  • Toll free/24-hour hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Telephone - 202-544-1034

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) 

  • Toll free/24-hour Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Telephone - 303-839-1852

Resources for Specific Populations

1in6 (for male survivors of childhood sexual violence)

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence - 415-553-3837

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) - 860-693-2031

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) - 415-777-5500

  • 24-hour Hotline - 415-333-HELP (4357)

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) - 212-714-1184

Survivor Project

Gay & Lesbian Hate Crime Hotline - 1-800-616-HATE (4283)

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - 202-332-6483

24HR Therapist Referral Network - 212-206-1589

Male Survivor - 1-800-738-4181

Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) 

Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) - 202-265-6530

Men Stopping Rape (MSR) - 608-257-4444

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) - 202-467-8700

National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence 

  • Domestic violence hotline (NCADV's hotline) - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Sexual assault hotline (RAINN's hotline) - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Stalking Resource Center - 202-467-8700