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Confidential Advocates

In an effort to aid all members of our community that experience any form of prohibited conduct or are accused of prohibited conduct Liberty University is providing Confidential Advocate services.

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Victims/survivors of sexual misconduct or being accused of these prohibited behaviors is a significant emotional event.  We are here to help.

Common Emotions and Reactions that Victims/Survivors Experience

  • Feeling nervous, fearful, or anxious
  • Feeling hopeless about the future, detached from others, and emotionally numb
  • Fear of not being believed
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Decreased interest in everyday activities
  • Having outbursts of anger
  • Emotional swings-crying then laughing
  • Changes in sleeping or appetite
  • Feeling ashamed, isolated, or unsure

Common Emotions and Reactions that the Accused Experience

  • Feeling surprised or disbelief
  • Feeling angry/aggressive
  • Anxious about the process
  • Shame of what others may think
  • Fear of impact on daily life and educational future
  • Isolation
  • Confusion about why they are being accused
  • Feeling overwhelmed/panic

 

Do you believe you have experienced sexual assault? It’s important to follow these steps and report immediately.

  • Call 911 or LUPD Emergency Dispatch: 434-592-3911 if you are in immediate danger
  • Report to law enforcement: LUPD Non-Emergency Dispatch 434-592-7641
  • Seek medical attention: Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Department for a forensic exam
  • Contact a Confidential Victim Advocate through the LU Shepherd’s Office
  • Report to the Office of Equity & Compliance/Title IX
  • Consider the local resources available to you
  • Talk to your LU Shepherd, Resident Director, friends or family for support (with Link to RD and LU Shepherd information)

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