University and Community Resources

Immediate Assistance

If you are the victim of sexual misconduct, your first priority is to get to a safe place and obtain necessary medical attention. University support services are available regardless of whether or not the victim chooses to report the incident to law enforcement/JSO. A victim of sexual misconduct is strongly encouraged to report the incident to one of the following University resources:

It is important to seek prompt medical treatment after an incident of sexual assault or violence in order to receive preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and to preserve evidence.

  • The City of Jacksonville Victims Services, phone number – (904) 630-6300
  • Sexual Assault Response Center, phone number – (904) 630-6330
  • Women’s Center of Jacksonville/Rape Recovery Team, address is 5644 Colcord Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32211, phone number – (904) 722-3000 or hotline is (904) 721-7273. www.womenscenterofjax.org.
  • Green Dot Coordinator/Facilitator, (904) 722-3000 x214

Legal Options

As a victim, you have the right to ask the State Attorney to file a criminal complaint, and you have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, or stalking.  Jacksonville University will take all steps necessary to comply with orders of protection, “no-contact” orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by a criminal or civil court.

Counseling, Advocacy, and Support

The following counseling and support resources are available for victims of sexual misconduct, whether or not a victim chooses to make an official report or participate in the institutional disciplinary or criminal process.

  • The University's Student Counseling Center offers short-term counseling and referrals for victims of sexual assault.
  • The City of Jacksonville Victims Services, phone number – (904) 630-6300
  • Sexual Assault Response Center, phone number – (904) 630-6330
  • Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Counselor, phone number – (904) 630-1764
  • State Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Services, phone number – (904) 630-2502
  • Women’s Center of Jacksonville/Rape Recovery Team, the address is 5644 Colcord Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32211, phone number – (904) 722-3000 or hotline is (904) 721-7273. www.womenscenterofjax.org.
  • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, phone number – 1-888-956-7273
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offender/Predator Unit – 1-888-357-7332.  Any member of the Jacksonville University community who wishes to obtain further information regarding sexual offender/predators in our area may refer to the FDLE website at FDLE's Searchable Database or by calling 1-888-FL-PREDATOR / 1-888-357-7332).
  • State Attorney’s Office – (904) 630-2400
  • Local Domestic Violence center, HUBBARD HOUSE. Contact 24 hours a day at (904) 354-3114 or 1-800-500-119. Website is hubbardhouse.org.

Academic Accommodations and Interim Measures

You have the right to request that JU provides reasonable accommodations or protective measures, regardless if you choose to report the incident to campus authorities or local law enforcement or file a formal complaint.  Reasonable accommodations and protective measures include changes to academic, living, transportation, and working situations, and no-contact orders.  Every effort will be made to reduce the burden on the person filing the report when deciding what accommodations and protective measures are appropriate.

Jacksonville University will provide an individual with written notice about options for, available assistance in, and how to request changes to academic, living, transportation, and working situations or protective measures following a report of sexual misconduct.

The range of interim measures includes:

  1. No contact order: The reporting party or responding party may request, or the University may impose, communication and contact restrictions to prevent further potentially harmful interaction.
  2. Academic, Employment or Living Arrangements: The reporting party or responding party may request a change in academic, employment or living arrangements. Upon request, the University will inform the reporting party or responding party of the options and will accommodate the request if those changes are reasonably available. These may include, but are not limited to:
    • Changing class or work schedule, including the ability to withdrawal from a course without penalty
    • Limiting access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter
    • Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities
    • Providing academic support services
  3. Emotional Support: The University will provide counseling services through the Student Counseling Center or Employee Assistance Program or assist in providing a referral to off campusagencies.