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Victim & Respondent Resource Guide

As a part of the WCU community, DSCE strives to support students during the conduct process and throughout their time at Western. This guide is intended to provide victims, respondents, reporting parties, and others with resources that can assist them as they navigate through challenging experiences.

For more information, please see the Complainant/Reporting Party and Respondent Resource Guide.

Center for Domestic Peace 
Jackson County non-profit organization helping victims of domestic, dating, and interpersonal violence or sexual assault.

WCU Police Department
Emergencies 828.227.8911
Non-emergencies: 828.227.7301

Title IX Coordinator
Office assisting students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

WCU Police Victim Services
Supports victims of violent crimes such as hate crimes, sexual assault, and others by providing resources related to protective orders through the NC courts, navigating the criminal court process, and other issues.

Program offering support for students who wish to explore their alcohol use in a harm-reduction, nonjudgmental environment. Personalized feedback on drinking habits is available through WCU's free-to-use, confidential tool eCHECKUP TO GO.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Office staffed by licensed mental health professionals experienced in helping students with anxiety, depression, and other concerns that may affect their personal and academic lives.

WCU Health Services
Office staffed by licensed medical providers to assess and treat students' medical needs, which includes mental health medication management.

Dean of Students 
Office of Dr. Betsy Aspinwall, Interim Dean of Students, handling student complaints, Bias reports, Student Emergency Fund Requests, and assisting in supporting all students. They are always open to hearing and addressing institutional concerns or suggestions.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness
Office of Kellie Angelo Monteith, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness, providing students with resources that support their mental, physical, and social well-being in their lives at WCU.

WCU Advising Center
Office that assists students with their academic experience by addressing career goals, choosing a major, academic policies, and other concerns students may have while transitioning to and progressing through college.

Reviewed March 3, 2023

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