Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff
Any individual who believes he or she may have been the victim of sexual assault or sexual violence has a right to pursue a criminal investigation with Law Enforcement separate from the University process.
UWF Police: (850) 474-2415
Escambia County: Pensacola Police Department (850) 435-1900
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (850) 436-9630
Santa Rosa County: Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
Pace: (850) 983-1191
Milton: (850) 983-1100
Jay: (850) 675-4335
Gulf Breeze Police Department (850) 934-5121
Individuals may have rights to supportive measures designed to prevent recurrence of the discriminatory behavior, prevent retaliation, and limit negative effects that may be experienced. Such measures, if taken, will be from a “Victim Centered” approach so as not to inequitably burden the Complainant.
Examples of supportive measures include, but are not limited to:
- “No contact order” (The University may direct parties to have no contact with one another)
- On-campus employment measures/interventions. If the issue impacts on-campus employment environment, steps may be able to be taken to ensure separate work schedules, alternate assignments, or reassignment to other areas.
University employees are considered Mandatory Reporters and must report information received regarding Prohibited Conduct to a University Official with Authority. Individuals reporting Prohibited Conduct to any Mandatory Reporters should know that every effort will be made to respect the private and sensitive nature of their allegation. However, disclosure of an allegation to any Mandatory Reporter will result in a notification to the University's Title IX office.
If a student wishes to speak confidentially with someone on campus about alleged Prohibited Conduct or any other matter, the individual should contact and schedule an appointment with UWF’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (850.474.2420). If an employee wishes to do the same, the individual may contact the Employee Assistance Program (1.800.860.2058)
UWF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can be reached by calling 850-474-2420 or at Counseling Services. CAPS has counselors on staff who can be of assistance and support and can provide confidentiality for any information shared. This service is available to students at no cost, 24 hours a day.
UWF Wellness Service provides prevention and awareness education for sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and gender-based discrimination. Wellness Service offers comprehensive information about sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual/gender-based harassment on its website, Wellness Services and offers educational services to students individually or in group settings.
UWF Human Resources Department offers a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Some of the services offered through the Human Resources Department's EAP include: social development, stress management, anxiety and depression, advice on legal and financial matters, and substance abuse.
UWF Police Department is a helpful resource and can be reached at 850-474-2415 or at their website, UWF Police. Should a student desire to initiate a criminal investigation, this is a separate process than a UWF Title IX investigation and the police should be notified.
UWF Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) is responsible for addressing alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The phone number for OSRR is 850-474-2384. For information about the Student Code of Conduct, you may consult the .
UWF Student Case Management Services provides assistance to students navigating difficult issues and offers support. Students can utilize these services by calling 850-474-2384 or online at Dean of Students.
Lakeview Center’s Victim’s Services
Lakeview is a Certified Rape Crisis Center open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm offering free Trauma Recovery counseling for victims of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to law enforcement. Contact: (850) 469-3800
Lakeview’s Rape Crisis Center also offers:
24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline offering free, confidential information, referral, and counseling.
Victim Advocates who are not affiliated with Law Enforcement and are available 24/7. Victim Advocates can offer assistance during the aftermath of an assault, including attending medical/forensic exams, offering support through the Title IX and/or criminal investigations, and can help an individual understand his or her options and rights.
Call (850) 433-RAPE (7273) to request a Victim Advocate or to speak with a Rape Crisis Counselor.
Emergency Room Services
The emergency rooms in all hospitals located in Escambia or Santa Rosa County offer medical and trauma exams. Victims of sexual assault or rape should request a trauma exam from a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). A sexual assault forensic examination and evidence collection can be done up to five days after the assault. The SANE examiner will explain all aspects of the medical forensic examination, obtain consent for the examination, and collect evidence if desired. Treatment for STD’s and emergency contraception may also be requested. Forensic evidence can be collected without reporting to law enforcement. The sexual assault examination kit will be stored for four years, in the event an individual chooses to initiate legal action.
Domestic Violence Center
Favor House of Northwest Florida offers a variety of resources for victims of domestic/relationship violence including 24/7 crisis lines, shelters, outreach counseling, and transitional housing. To inquire about services or seek emergency shelter, contact their 24/7 crisis line at (850) 434-6600 or (850) 994-3560. Additional information about safety and services can be found at www.favorhouse.org
Know Your IX - knowyourix.org
A campaign that aims to educate college students in the US about their rights under Title IX.
Center for Changing Our Campus Culture - changingourcampus.org
Provides the latest research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and information on how to access training opportunities and technical assistance.
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence - fcasv.org
A statewide non-profit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center - nsvrc.org
A national organization whose mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network - rainn.org
The Nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization that provides an online hotline, national phone hotline, referrals to local service providers, and other information/resources.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – thehotline.org
A national organization that offers 24/7 free and confidential chat and phone hotline services for anyone experiencing a violent/unhealthy relationship or are questioning their relationship. They also offer education and awareness.
Love is Respect – loveisrespect.org
A resource dedicated for people who are questioning their relationship or have experienced an unhealthy/abusive relationship, stalking, or sexual violence. They offer online resources as well as phone and text hotlines.
One Love Foundation - joinonelove.org
One Love Foundation offers free apps for smart phones and other electronic devices through the play store associated with Apple and Android operating systems.
- One Love MyPlan App assesses relationship safety and helps to create a personalized safety action plan. The app also provides access to trained advocate support 24/7 through an embedded live chat function.
- One Love Danger Assessment App is designed specifically for 16-24 year olds to assess the safety and health of their relationship. It offers a live chat function that provides 24 hour support through your phone.
Anti-Violence Project – avp.org
AVP offers a 24/7 hotline, counseling, education, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected individuals who have experienced violence, discrimination, or harassment in the form of Hate Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, HIV-Related Violence, or Institutional Violence.