What is Student Victim Assistance?

Help is available to Georgia State University students that have been impacted by crimes or have been victimized. It can be difficult to reach out for help so here are some common questions.

 What are common types of victimization?

Defining, or naming, what happened makes an experience real to people, if it did not seem real before. It can be empowering to a survivor/victim to know more about the crime (e.g., sexual assault, robbery, hazing, retaliation, discrimination, identity theft), what to expect after the episode, and what laws and university policies may apply to the crime.…more>>>

For immediate victim assistance after hours: 404-413-1965

Student Victim Assistance is a confidential disclosure site for students who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Disclosures made to Student Victim Assistance staff will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring a review of the disclosed conduct. Students who would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff can call 404-413-1965.

Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. Student Victim Assistance can help students who know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization. Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Student Victim assistance can assist students to determine their options and provide information related to their experience, even if they have no idea what they need or what they intend to so, which is a normal response to trauma. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges.

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