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Interpersonal Violence

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Interpersonal Violence

Like all communities, the University of South Carolina experiences interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. The university strives to prevent interpersonal violence and support anyone who has been subjected to or impacted by it. We encourage you to seek help from the resources available to you. Together, we can stop sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Speak with an Advocate

Call 803-777-8248 at any time or drop in to Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention during business hours. Students and faculty and staff members can talk to a trained interpersonal violence advocate.


Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Support

The university offers free, accessible, inclusive and confidential support to survivors of interpersonal violence and educates members of the Carolina community so they know how to help prevent and respond to it.

Getting Help

If you have experienced interpersonal violence, you might feel overwhelmed or confused about what to do. The university has resources available 24/7 to listen without judgment and to guide you through your options. Amnesty will be granted to students who may have violated the Student Code of Conduct’s alcohol and drug policies or public health directives at the time of the incident when they became involved in an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment or interpersonal violence. Therefore, a charge of violating the Student Code of Conduct will not be applied to a student who reports that they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs or failed to be in compliance with public health directives at the time of the suspected interpersonal violence.

Supporting Survivors

Learn how to respond in a caring, nonjudgmental manner and connect survivors with resources that can help.

Training and Education

The university offers training, events and other opportunities to help you learn more about interpersonal violence and how you can respond to and help prevent it. 

Rights and Consequences

When interpersonal violence happens in our community, the university provides measures to protect survivors, hold accused students accountable, prevent future threats to campus and ensure due process for all.

Laws and Policies

Interpersonal violence is prohibited by federal legislation and university policy, which guide the university's efforts in prevention, reporting and response. 


We care about the well-being of our community and have resources available 24/7 to help survivors and individuals in their support networks.



Interpersonal Violence

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