FMU SAFE CAMPUS

We can keep our campus safer by caring about what happens in our community setting.

  • Be Observant of Surroundings
  • Be Caring Towards Others
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Informed

In the event of an unwanted sexual experience, we’re here to support you. Students may seek interim protective measures for sexual harassment, stalking, and sexual relationship violence.

For more information about resources, services, or reporting, contact:

Francis Marion Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Charlene Wages

TitleIXCoordinator@fmarion.edu
Stokes Administration Building, Suite 105
843-661-1146

IN ANY EMERGENCY

DIAL 911

CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT

Confidential services can be obtained by contacting:

ON CAMPUS

  • Counseling Center – 843-661-1840
    Hours: M-F • 8:30am-5pm

OFF CAMPUS

  • Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse
    1-800-273-1820 // 843-669-4694
    Hours: 24/7

OTHER SUPPORT

Other services can be obtained by contacting:

ON CAMPUS

  • Campus Police – 843-661-1109
    Hours: 24/7
  • Office of Student Affairs – 843-661-1182
    Hours: M-F • 8:30am-5pm // On-Call 24/7
  • Housing & RA Staff – 843-661-1330
    Hours: M-F • 8:30am-5pm // On-Call 24/7
  • Student Health Services – 843-661-1844
    Hours: M-F • 8:30am-5pmv

OFF CAMPUS

  • McLeod Regional Medical Center – 843-777-2027
    Hours: 24/7
  • Carolinas Hospital System – 843-669-0927
    Hours: 24/7

AS A FACULTY/STAFF MEMBER, WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Create a climate of encouragement and support.
  • Speak up when you see language or actions that make others feel uncomfortable.
  • Talk openly with others about issues related to sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct situations.
  • Encourage students, staff, and faculty to trust their instincts about how to stay safe.
  • Educate yourself and others about Francis Marion policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct.
  • Use campus resources.
  • Attend awareness events on campus and in the community.
  • Treat all people with respect.

TITLE IX RESOURCES
FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF

The full FMU Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policies & Procedures document may be found here: 

http://www.fmarion.edu/administration/sexualmisconduct/

Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees are obligated to report incidences of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Responsible Employees should indicate to someone who discloses information about sexual misconduct that he/she has the obligation to report to the Title IX Coordinator.

Responsible employees at FMU include the following: President, Provost, Administrative Division Heads, and Directors | Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Staff | Resident Assistants and Housing Staff | Student Affairs Office and Staff | Department Chairs and Deans | Campus Police | Title IX Council Chair Faculty Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary | Student Orientation Leaders

Faculty & Staff

All other faculty and staff who are not “responsible employees” (as defined above) or confidential resources (as defined below) are considered resources to help others make the right decision.

As a member of the faculty/staff,

  • Do not try to solve the problem without professional assistance from the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Can report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, but should inform the complainant that you are doing so.
  • Should direct others to appropriate resources on and off campus.

To seek help confidentially:

  • Campus Counseling and Testing // 843-661-1840
  • Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse
    843-669-4694 • 1-800-273-1820

To make a campus report:

  • Title IX Coordinator, Charlene Wages // 843-661-1114
  • Campus Police // 843-661-1109

Confidential Services

If a person reports to a confidential source, he/she understands that the situation will not be reported to the Campus Police or the Title IX Coordinator unless the person desires to report to others.

Campus Counseling and Testing Center // 843-661-1840

  • Dr. Rebecca Lawson
  • Ms. Yulandra Heyward

Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse
843-669-4694 • 1-800-273-1820