Confidential support expands with group option

Confidential advocacy and Counseling Services are offering a new collaboration with our support space, Survivor Circle. This is in addition to our existing resources for students affected by interpersonal and sexual violence.

Confidential support for student survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence is expanding through a collaboration with Counseling Services to create Survivor Circle. Survivor Circle is a confidential support group for students to learn about the impact of trauma, discuss coping skills, and connect.

Flyer for Survivor Circle meetingsMeetings are 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Numen Lumen 203, and students can come to as many or few meetings as they would like. Reach out to AK Krauss ( or Melissa Yarborough ( with any questions.

This is in addition to existing confidential services to support survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence. These confidential services do not have reporting duties to police or Title IX, except in rare circumstances when confidentiality would need to be broken, such as ongoing abuse of a minor. Safeline is our hotline that can be accessed 24/7 by the Elon community at 336-278-3333. Along with instances of interpersonal and sexual violence, Safeline advocates can provide afterhours support for bias incidents.

The primary confidential advocate, AK Krauss (they/them), can also be reached at or 336-278-5009, an office line that is only answered during business hours. Safeline and confidential advocacy staff can provide a confidential space to discuss an experience, assist in connecting to resources, and can be a support in reporting an experience and pursuing a process if a student wishes to do so.

Students wishing to report an experience to the police may reach out to the Elon University Campus Safety & Police at all times at 336-278-5555. Students may have a confidential advocate with them for any conversations or interviews with the police if they wish.

Students wishing to report an experience to the Title IX office may do so by filling out their online report form, and may have the support of a confidential advocate in the Title IX reporting process should they want to. The confidential advocacy staff can additionally provide a bridge for students wanting to seek services at one of our off-campus partners – CrossRoads for resources after sexual violence, Family Abuse Services for resources after relationship violence, and the Family Justice Center of Alamance County.