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Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE)

The university is a community of trust whose existence depends on strict adherence to standards of conduct set by its members.

Dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and all forms of sexual misconduct are serious violations of these standards and are prohibited by UNG policy and will not be tolerated. The university encourages all members of the university community to be aware of both the consequences of sexual misconduct and relationship violence the options available to victims and should be encouraged to seek assistance using any appropriate resources.

Sexual Misconduct is a serious violation of these standards and will not be tolerated. The university encourages all members of the university community to be aware of both the consequences of sexual misconduct and the options available to victims and should be encouraged to seek assistance using any appropriate resources.

I think I have been sexually assaulted. What should I do next?

be safe. get medical attention. choose how/if to report the incident.

Seeking Medical Attention

  • If you think that there is even a small chance you will want to pursue any type of criminal charges in this incident, you should visit an emergency room that offers support for victims of sexual violence, including high-tech evidence collection and the chance to meet with specially trained nurses and advocates. In Dahlonega, Gainesville, or Cumming, go to Northeast Georgia Medical Center at 742 Spring Street, Gainesville. In Athens/Oconee county, go to St. Mary’s Hospital at 1230 Baxter Street or Athens Regional Medical Center at 1199 Prince Avenue.
  • If you have any suspected injuries, pain, bruising, bleeding, soreness, discharge, or head trauma, even if you do not eventually want to report the incident, we recommend that you visit the nearest emergency facility. It is important that you obtain medical help, and health professionals will keep your visit confidential unless you authorize the release of information.
  • For non-emergency medical attention, students who have paid the student health fee may visit Student Health Services in Dahlonega (706-864-1948).

How do I report an incident of sexual misconduct?

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct please contact University Police, a Student Affairs staff member, or the campus Title IX Coordinator or deputy as soon as possible.

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator and Deputies?

The Title IX coordinator and deputies seek first and foremost to ensure that the victim is safe and that the campus community is protected. They will meet with the victim of the reported sexual misconduct, known as the “complainant.” The Title IX coordinator and deputies are trained in college sexual misconduct and will provide expert and empathetic counsel to the complainant. Visit the Human Resource's Title IX Coordinator webpage to learn more about the Title IX coordinator and deputies.

Contact a coordinator or deputy if you:

  • Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a university investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about the university’s policies and procedures.

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