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There are a number of on- and off-campus resources available for all Radford University students related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and substance use and abuse.

Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking

Advocacy and Counseling Resources:

·Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support Services (SAVES): Provides confidential short-term counseling and advocacy services including support while students are participating in criminal, campus conduct, and/or Title IX processes, referral to campus and community resources, and academic support through working with faculty regarding missed classes and/or course completion. Contact: 540-831-5709 or saves@radford.edu

·Student Counseling Services: Provides confidential short-term counseling to enrolled students and referrals to counseling resources in the community as needed. Contact: 540-831-5226

· Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley: Provides confidential advocacy and counseling services including 24-hour hotline, 24-hour emergency advocate response for accompaniment to hospitals and law enforcement agencies, 24-hour emergency shelter, legal advocacy, and crisis intervention. It is a private, non-profit human service agency serving victims who live in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. All services are offered free of charge. Hotline: 540-639-1123

Medical Resources:

· Student Health Services: Provides medical services on campus with a physician and nurse practitioners on staff. Contact: 540-831-5111

·Carilion New River Valley Medical Center: Provides medical services and access to forensic nurses to complete evidence collection (PERK). PERKs can be completed anonymously and are paid for through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. Contact: 540-731-2000

·Radford City Health Department: This office provides free testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV.  They are not equipped to handle emergency situations. Contact: 540-831-5774

Reporting Options:

· Title IX Coordinator, Brooke Chang: The Title IX complaints process involves providing options and resources, interim protective measures, and an investigation and report. Contact: Office of Diversity and Equity at 540-831-5307 or file online via Non-Confidential Title IX Incident Reporting

For more information on Title IX processes, please see Radford University’s Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures

· Criminal Complaint:Criminal charges can be pursued by contacting the Radford University Police Department at 540-831-5500 for incidents which occurred on campus and Radford City Police at 540-731-3624 for incidents which occurred off campus.

· Anonymous Reporting: Confidential and anonymous reporting forms can be filled out through the SAVES office at Sexual Misconduct Incident Report Form or through RUPD at Confidential Reporting and Silent Witness

Other Resources:

· Residential Life: Resident Assistants or Resident Directors can provide non-confidential support and assistance and may be able to assist with alternative living arrangements in some cases. Contact: 540-831-5375

· Rape Abuse & Incest National Network: Advice on what to do if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted through educational information and phone and online hotline services. Contact: 1-800-656-HOPE

· Raft Crisis Hotline: The Raft Crisis Hotline is a program of NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) that offers free paraprofessional phone counseling services to the community. Their volunteers provide suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information and referrals to the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and the City of Radford (including Virginia Tech and Radford University). Contact: 540-961-8400

 

Substance Use and Abuse

On Campus:

·Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support Services (SAVES): Provides advocacy and support services including referral to campus and community resources, and consultations. Coordinates and presents awareness and prevention programs to students, faculty and staff. Contact: 540-831-5709 or saves@radford.edu

·Student Counseling Services: Provides confidential short-term counseling to enrolled students and referrals to counseling resources in the community as needed. Contact: 540-831-5226

Off Campus:

·New River Valley Community Services: NRVCS offers a variety of substance abuse services available for individuals and families. 540-961-8400

·Raft Crisis Hotline: The Raft Crisis Hotline is a program of NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) that offers free paraprofessional phone counseling services to the community. Their volunteers provide suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information and referrals to the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and the City of Radford (including Virginia Tech and Radford University). Contact: 540-961-8400

·Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous: To find AA and NA meetings in Radford, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg.

Other Resources:

·National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems."

·B4UDrink: This website is both interactive and educational, informing the public on Blood Alcohol Concentration.  The Council's mission is to promote responsible decisions about drinking and discourage all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement and other programs.

·Mental Health America: Contact for referral to a local affiliate and written information on alcoholism, substance abuse and other mental health concerns.1-800-969-NMHA (6642)

·National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. Contact for a referral to a local affiliate and/or brochures and other information on alcoholism and drug abuse. 1-800-548-0497

·CDC's Tobacco Information Source Page: The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation, and protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

·American Lung Association: The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.