If you are in an emergency situation, call 911 and get to a safe place as quickly as possible.
Contact Law Enforcement
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, you should take the following steps:
- Go to a safe place as soon as possible.
- Call the police:
- On Campus – Call ext. 50911 or (336) 819-2046.
- Off Campus – Call 911.
- Either campus police or a local police agency will respond to an alleged assault call.
- Stay on the phone with the dispatcher as long as you are needed.
- Call someone you trust, such as a friend or relative, to help and support you.
- The preservation of physical evidence may be critical for successful prosecution of the offender.
- Do not change your clothes. If you do, put the clothing you were wearing in separate paper bags (not plastic) and take them to the hospital. This clothing may be used as evidence for prosecution. If you wear the clothes to the hospital, bring a change of clothes with you. Most physical evidence cannot be recovered after seventy-two hours.
- Do not clean your body or your clothes. Preserve all physical evidence. Do not wash, bathe, douche, comb your hair, or use the toilet if you can help it. Washing might be the first thing you want to do, but don’t. You literally might be washing away valuable evidence. Wait until after you have a medical examination.
- Do not alter or disturb the crime scene. Leave tables, fixtures, grass, etc., as they were after the assault so that investigators may view the area. Ideally, evidence should be collected within twenty-four hours of the assault.
- Campus Police will need your assistance to make a crime report. You may ask for a victim advocate to be present when making a report. GTCC has a trained group of staff members who will support and assist you in accessing medical and counseling services and in reporting the incident to the appropriate local law enforcement authorities.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have experienced physical or sexual violence, go to a hospital for evidence collection, treatment of injuries, and medication for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention. Forensic exams can be obtained for up to five days after an assault.
Local hospitals include the following:
HIGH POINT REGIONAL HOSPITAL — (336) 878-6000
601 North Elm Street
High Point, NC 27261
MEDCENTER HIGH POINT — (336) 884-3777
2630 Willard Dairy Road
High Point, NC 27265
MOSES H. CONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — (336) 832-7000
1200 N Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
WESLEY LONG HOSPITAL — (336) 832-1000
2400 W Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27403
Report to the College
Reporting to the college provides you with the option of addressing the incident under the college’s Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Anti-Harassment Policy. It also allows the college to provide any available interim protective measures, academic accommodations, or changes to class or work schedules.
Students, faculty, and staff may report incidents to any trusted faculty or staff member. Managers, supervisors, faculty, staff, and other agents of the college are required to respond promptly and appropriately to allegations of sexual harassment and violence that are brought to their attention.
Regardless of when the incident occurred, you are encouraged to report the incident.
MICHAEL HUGHES, Chief Disciplinary Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Medlin Campus Center, Suite 320 – Jamestown Campus
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50572
NANCY SOLLOSI, Acting Director, Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
Medlin Campus Center, Suite 370 – Jamestown Campus
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50279
Seek Confidential Support
Confidential emotional and psychological support can be obtained at any time.
The GTCC Counseling Center staff is trained to provide assistance to individuals during times of crisis and also have access to resources outside of the college that they can draw upon to assist you.
DR. CHRIS CHAFIN, Director, Counseling and DisAbility Access Services
Jamestown Campus – Davis Hall, Room 107
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50262
EDNALYN HURLEY, Counselor
Jamestown Campus – Davis Hall, Room 107
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50272
FRANKIE LANE, Coordinator, Student Support Services
Greensboro Campus – Continuing Education Center, Room 132
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 53059
TRACY MACK, Interim Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Jamestown Campus – Medlin Campus Center, Room 202-B
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50698
JADARIUS JACKSON, Advisor, DisAbility Access Services Counselor
Greensboro Campus – Continuing Education Center, Room 128
Phone: (336) 334-4822, ext. 53021