To explore your options before reporting, see the list of confidential resources.
*On-campus resources marked with an asterisk(*) are confidential. Most College employees are required by law to report actual or suspected instances of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment to Campus Safety or the College’s Title IX coordinator. Confidential resources are an exception to that requirement. Utilizing a confidential resource allows a survivor to explore their options and access resources without filing a formal complaint. For more information about mandatory reporting and confidentiality, see Confidentiality.
Counseling Services* — 517/629-0236
The Counseling Services Oﬃce oﬀers free, conﬁdential counseling and support to survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. The counseling staﬀ are dedicated and experienced in providing personal assistance to survivors and others aﬀected by this type of trauma. Counseling Services can be reached after hours by calling Campus Safety at 517/629-1234.
Local Sexual Assault Advocates (LSAA)*
LSAA volunteers are members of the College community who have been trained to offer support, advocacy, information, and referrals exclusively to current Albion College faculty, staff, and students who are (a) survivors of sexual assault, or (b) attending to another community member who is a survivor. LSAA volunteers are trained to maintain confidentiality while they are acting in that capacity, except in instances that involve a threat of harm to any person. LSAA volunteers have access to spaces on campus that allow them to meet with survivors and others in a confidential setting.
Local Sexual Assault Advocates (names and contact info of current LSAAs)
The Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center (AHSWC) — 517/629-0226
The AHSWC oﬀers information and educational material, advocacy, support, and consultation regarding sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
S.A.F.E. Place Shelter, Battle Creek — 888/664-9832 (24/7)
S.A.F.E. Place can assist with shelter, court advocacy, referrals, and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.
Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County — 888/383-2192 (24/7)
Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County trains volunteer Sexual Assault Advocates (SAA) who can confidentially advise survivors on their options for medical and emotional care, as well as legal remedies. At the request of the survivor, the SAA can remain with the survivor throughout the immediate post-assault or reporting process as well as offering long-term support.
Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County provides free medical-forensic examinations for survivors of sexual assault. Exams are conducted by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), registered nurses with advanced training in caring for survivors of sexual assault. SANE nurses provide compassionate care ensuring that survivors are not re-traumatized while seeking medical attention.
AWARE Jackson — 517/783-2861 (24/7)
AWARE staff can accompany a sexual assault survivor to Henry Ford Allegiance Health (regional hospital) and City Police or Sheriﬀ Department. Counseling and support group are also available.
Legal Services of South Central Michigan — 269/965-3951, 800/688-3951
Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, assisting in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. LSSCM offers assistance with custody cases and in securing Personal Protective Orders.
National Domestic Violence Hotline — 800/799-SAFE (24/7)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free 24/7 telephone and online support to victims of domestic violence, including immediate support to find safety.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender National Help Center — 888/843-4564
The LGBT National Help Center provides telephone and online support for LGBTQ individuals.
Equality MI (Detroit) — 866/926-1147
Equality MI oﬀers victim assistance, counseling, and referral for LGBTQ and HIV-affected individuals who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, hate violence, harassment, and discrimination. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.