Confidential Support & Advocacy

If you are experiencing or have experienced relationship violence, sexual violence, or stalking but do not feel comfortable disclosing your identity or filing a formal complaint, that is okay! There are still resources available to you! Confidential resources are confidential and do not disclose the information shared with them unless there is a report of immediate harm or abuse of a dependent. Confidential resources can:

  • Offer a non-judgmental, empathetic space to discuss your experiences
  • Work through the options available to you for reporting, medical care, and other short term and long term needs related to violence
  • Connect you to resources such as counseling services, Title IX, and student organizations
  • Create an individualized safety plan with you
  • Provide in-person response and accompaniment to meetings with medical providers, police, or Title IX

Campus Resources:

Safeline: 336-278-3333
A confidential responder is available 24/7 to respond to survivors of interpersonal violence including sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking, as well as instances of identity-based bias.  When the dispatcher answers your call they will ask for a number to reach you so that the confidential advocate can call you back.

Assistant Director of the GLC for Violence Response: 336-278-5009
AK Krauss (they/them), the Coordinator for Violence Response, is Elon’s full-time confidential advocate. AK can work with survivors to process experiences, determine strategies for coping with triggers, coordinate with faculty around academic needs, safety planning, and other support needs. When the Assistant Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center for Violence Response is unavailable, their supervisor, the Associate Director for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, also serves as the confidential advocate. To schedule a meeting, please email AK Krauss at akrauss3@elon.edu or call 336-278-5009.

Other Confidential Campus Support Options:

  • Counseling Services: For individual counseling, or support groups such as Survivor Circle.
  • 24/7 Counselor on Call: Call 336-289-2222. The Counselor-on-Call will complete a brief risk assessment of the situation, recommend crisis management interventions, and identify additional supports or follow-up to ensure safety. This may include a referral to the hospital for an in-person assessment and may include the involvement of University administrative staff.
  • Survivor Circle: Offered in the fall and spring semesters, survivor circle is facilitated by the Assistant Director of the GLC for Violence Response and a counselor in the Counseling Center. This group offers space for students to connect and address topics such as boundaries, safety, coping skills, navigating relationships and structural systems, etc.
  • Student Health Services
  • Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life: Chaplains while serving in that role are confidential resources.

Community Resources:

CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center: 336-228-0360
Location: 1206 Vaughn Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Family Abuse Services: 336-226-5985
Location: 1950 Martin Street, Burlington, NC 27215

Guilford County Family Justice Center, Greensboro: 336-641-SAFE (7233)
Location: 201 S. Greene St., 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27401