Sexual and Relationship Violence Response

Elon University recognizes that people of all genders, sexualities, races, and abilities experience interpersonal violence, including gender-based violence. If you have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking, there are resources available to you, whether it occurred during your time as a student, staff, or faculty member or before coming to Elon. To be directed to a confidential advocate to discuss options for support, please click here to schedule a meeting or call our 24/7 Safeline at 336-278-3333.

Sexual Violence:

Sexual violence can range from sexual harassment (such as unwanted/ inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances) to sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact) to sexual exploitation.

Relationship Violence:

This is also referred to as domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Relationship violence occurs when one person tries to control the other through emotional, physiological, or physical means.


A pattern of repeated, unwanted attention that causes fear or concern for one’s own safety or the safety of others. Stalking can occur in person, as well as through technology like social media, texting, etc.

Sexual Exploitation:

A type of sexual violence that is any non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage of others, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct.

For survivors or victims of gender-based violence: